This course is a comprehensive course that provides foundational, theoretical, and practical knowledge and skills in the field of climate change and its impact on public health. The course prepares participants to be knowledgeable in
climate change principles and implementation of adaptation and mitigation strategies.
The Climate Change and Public Health course is sponsored by the
University of Incarnate Word (UIW) and developed in partnership with Physicians for Social Responsibility, 350.org, International Society of Doctors for the Environment, George Mason University Center for Climate Change Communication, and
Health Care Without Harm. Like
all NextGenU.org courses, it is competency-based; instructional goals were developed taking into consideration the competencies from WHO Agenda Item 11.11, 24 May 2008 - Climate Change and Health,
Global Consortium on Climate and Health Education (GCCHE), Global Environmental Sustainability and Health Focus Area Competencies - John Hopkins and CEPH. The course uses learning resources from accredited, world-class organizations such as the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC),
the U.S. National Institutes of Health, and the World Health Organization. The course was funded by the University of Incarnate Word (UIW) and developed
under the direction of Karen Jaceldo-Siegl, DrPH, MS. The course was designed by Hugo Rojas, MD, MSc; Margaret Niles, PhD, MEd, DipID; Valeria Reynolds, MD, MPH; Juan Jose Pemintel, MD; Jesse Ramkalawan, BSc; and Pablo Baldiviezo, MD.
For publications on NextGenU.org’s courses’ efficacy, see “A Novel Integration of Online and Flipped Classroom Instructional Models in Public Health Higher Education,” (2014), BMC Medical Education, “Building Public Health Capacity through Online Global Learning,” (2018), Open Praxis,
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There are 5 modules to complete, which include:
The completion time for this course is estimated at 123 hours, 65 hours of didactics and curated resources, and 58 hours of work participating in activities and quizzes to assist the student in the synthesis of the materials. This course is equivalent
to 3 credit hours
Upon completion of the training (5 modules), participants will need to complete a final Exam. The final exam will be designed so that participants can have multiple opportunities to answer correctly until the required score of 70% or higher is obtained.
The course requires the completion of all case studies. At the end of each lesson, there is a practice quiz of fifteen to twenty-five (15-25) multiple-choice questions. At the end of the course, after you’ve completed each lesson, quiz, and learning
activity, you’ll have access to a final exam of sixty (60) multiple-choice questions, and a chance to evaluate this course. Once you’ve passed that last test, you may download a certificate of completion from NextGenU.org and our course’s co-sponsoring
organizations (listed above). We keep all of your personal information confidential, never sell any of your information, and only use anonymized data for research purposes, and we are also happy to report your testing information and share your
work with anyone (your school, employer, etc.) at your request.
Engaging with this Course:
You may browse this course for free to learn for your personal enrichment; there are no requirements. To register in this course, it is required that learners have obtained an undergraduate degree in environmental sciences or health sciences (e.g.,
medicine, nursing, or public health) prior to completion of this course.
To obtain a certificate, a learner must successfully complete:
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To obtain a degree, NextGenU.org’s co-sponsors degree programs with institutional partners. To obtain a full degree co-sponsored with NextGenU.org, registrants must be enrolled in a degree program as a student of a NextGenU.org institutional partner.
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