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CLI8002 Climate, Human and Environmental Health and Disaster Management

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 : 18 May 2022


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 offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2022 Online
Date printed 18 May 2022