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CLI8002 Climate, Human and Environmental Health and Disaster Management

Semester 1, 2022 Online
Units : 2
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences
School or Department : School of Agriculture and Environmental Science
Student contribution band : Band 2
Grading basis : Graded
Version produced : 27 June 2022

Staffing

Examiner: Lila Singh-Peterson

Overview

Climate variability, change and weather extremes impact on human health and environmental conditions and the humanitarian disaster management sector on many temporal and spatial scales. This course is of interest to students planning to work in climate and weather depending industries such as agriculture, energy, health, finance, and resources, disaster risk management, or contribute to other industry, policy and government decision making processes.

This course reviews the climate services provided by the applied climate sciences to manage the human environmental health and the humanitarian or disaster management sectors impacted by climate change, climate variability, and extreme weather events. The content of this course is delivered by world leading scientists working in the applied climate sciences and contributing to the rapidly expanding field of the climate services industry. The course will introduce the tools, models, and data in use and will highlight applications of these to manage the risks and benefits in these sectors. This is a research-enabling course. Students complete directed activities enabling them to apply their knowledge in conducting climate system analyses and future research projects with focus on the human and environmental health and disaster management sector.

Course learning outcomes

On successful completion of this course students will have:

  1. advanced understanding of climate services provided to the human and environmental health and disaster management sector;
  2. expert knowledge of climate processes impacting on these sectors;
  3. proficiency in interpreting climate data;
  4. ability to apply climate services tools such as data, models, and risk management strategies;
  5. communicate technical information regarding these sectors in a variable climate through, for example the delivery of climate outlooks reports.

Topics

Description Weighting(%)
1. Introduction to Climate Services in Human and Environmental Health and Disaster Management 10.00
2. Climate and Weather Extremes relevant to Human and Environmental Health and Disaster Management 10.00
3. Climate and Weather Data relevant to Human and Environmental Health and Disaster Management 10.00
4. Climate Risk Management in Human and Environmental Health and Disaster Management 10.00
5. Climate Services Data & Tools in Human and Environmental Health and Disaster Management 20.00
6. Climate Services Applications in Human and Environmental Health and Disaster Management 30.00
7. Presenting Climate Information in Human and Environmental Health and Disaster Management 10.00

Text and materials required to be purchased or accessed

Required reading materials will be provided via the course study desk.

Assessment details

Approach Type Description Group
Assessment
Weighting (%) Course learning outcomes
Assignments Written Quiz 1 No 20 1,3
Assignments Written Report 1 No 30 1,2,4,5
Assignments Written Quiz 2 No 20 1,3
Assignments Written Report 2 No 30 1,2,4,5
Date printed 27 June 2022