Free Online Course on the Impact of Climate Change on Public Health

InnoEnergy, EIT Health is offering free online course on the Impact of Climate Change on Public Health. This online course gives you the opportunity to explore the impact of climate change on public health.

In this four week course, applicants will explore the impact of climate change on public health, and discover ways to influence behaviors and policies at all levels. This course will start on November 27, 2017.

Course At Glance

  • Length: 4 weeks
  • Effort: 4 hours/week
  • Subject: The Impact of Climate Change on Public Health
  • Institution: InnoEnergy, EIT Health and Future learn
  • Languages: English
  • Price: Free
  • Certificate Available: Yes
  • Session: Course starts on November 27, 2017

Providers’ Details


InnoEnergy is the European company promoting innovation, entrepreneurship and education in sustainable energy.

EIT Health

EIT Health promotes healthy living, active ageing and improvements in healthcare.

About This Course

This online course gives you the opportunity to explore the impact of climate change on public health. It shares knowledge of both the direct and indirect ways in which climate change is affecting health around the globe.

Why Take This Course?

Students will find out how to leverage the data that is publicly available, to campaign for changes to behaviors or policies, at both a local and regional level.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, you’ll be able to…

  • Recognize the relationship between climate change and health and the associated themes and trends.
  • Understand the nature of complex problems resulting from interconnected social, political, and climate change issues, and the associated challenges.
  • Articulate key public health concepts related to climate change and describe they are likely to exacerbate existing problems of social and health inequality.
  • Analyze the continuously emerging and publically available data for climate/health using applicable methods and tools for examining big data.
  • Evaluate the impact of implementing a specific action (locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally) on a specific health indicator.
  • Identify your own role as a climate change campaigner and the ways to overcome personal, social, political or organizational barriers to change.
  • Create an action plan to effect change further to insight (e.g. from data and collaboration)


This course is suitable for anyone interested in climate change or health, particularly those working in public or private healthcare organizations or academic research in this area.


Edward Meinert

Edward Meinert is a chartered engineer and my key interests are standards for the architecture of digital health systems and software development for enhancement of data collection and multidisciplinary impact.

Kris Murray

Kris Murray is an ecologist with interests in global change, conservation and health. I work on problems where these key themes are interconnected.

How To Join This Course

  • Go to the course website link
  • Sign Up At FutureLearn
  • Select a course and Join
  • Once a course has started, applicant will be able to access the course material
  • After the start date, students will be able to access the course by following the Go To Course link on My Courses page.
  • Applicants can buy, to show that they have completed a FutureLearn course.
  • On some FutureLearn courses, learners will be able to pay to take an exam to qualify for a Statement of Attainment. (These are university-branded, printed certificates that provide proof oflearning on the course topic(s)).

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