Climate change and human health

Training course for public health professionals on protecting our health from climate change


Module 2: Impact and risk assessment methods and tools

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Session 4: Analyzing the health impacts of weather, climate and climate change

Scope: Epidemiologic methods for analyzing associations between weather and weather patterns and health outcomes.

Authors: Dr. Paul Wilkinson, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, England.

Duration: 1,5 hours

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2007 IPCC reports: The Physical Science Basis, pages 37 to 43 (T.S 3.1.2 and T.S 3.1.3; FAQ 6.2 page 114).


Section 5: Modeling the health impacts of climate change

Scope: Defines and discusses the scenarios used for projecting climate change; and reviews approaches taken for modeling the potential health impacts of climate change.

Authors: Dr. Kristie L. Ebi, Executive Director of the IPCC Working Group II.

Duration: 1,5 hours

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2007 IPCC reports: The Physical Science Basis, FAQ 8.1 page 11.


Session 6: Estimating the burden of disease from climate change

Scope: Outlines steps involved in estimating the burden of disease from climate change; Presents worked examples for several of the health impacts described in the WHO global assessment of the burden of disease from climate change; Presents overall results from this assessment, and describes their usefulness, and limitations, for informing policy.

Authors: Dr. Diarmid Campbell-Lendrum, Public Health and Environment, World Health Organization.

Duration: 1 hour

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