PBHL 457 Adapting to a Hotter Climate: Protecting Health of Vulnerable Populations 3.0 Credits
This course provides an overview of the public health impacts of a changing global climate and strategies to prevent or reduce these impacts. How will societies cope with projected worsening of heat waves, extreme storms, and air pollution, shifts in vector-borne diseases, and displacement of populations sea-level rise? The course will survey the direct and indirect impacts of climate change on human health. Emphasis will be on changes in environmental conditions, stressors placed on human populations, and the strategies that societies will have to develop to reduce impacts on vulnerable populations.
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit