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Climate Change, Nutrition and Health Working Group





07 – 11 August 2023


The Heidelberg Institute of Global Health at the University Hospital Heidelberg, Germany, is pleased to announce the Summer School 2023 “Trends in Nutrition Epidemiology” to be held in Heidelberg, Germany, between 07nd and 11th August, 2023.


The details will be announced soon.


Summer School “Trends in Nutrition Epidemiology” 2022

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1. Presence Courses

  • Climate Change and Health for Medical Students (4 hours)
  • Short Course: Climate Change and Health: Impact and Adaptation Strategies 2 weeks since 2009, 3 ECTS credits
  • Short course (TropEd accredited), in French: Changement climatique dans le context Africain
    Offered together with the Centre de Recherche en Santé de Nouna, Burkina Faso, Africa since 2011
    2 weeks, 3 ECTS credits
  • Advanced research methods in Climate change and health
    Developed by RS with Umea University, 3 ECTS credits, taught in Umeå
  • Special Topics in Environmental Health: Research Methods to Study the Impact of Climate Change on Health, T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Harvard University
    8 weeks, 2.5 ECTS, Spring 2018
    Taught by Visiting Professor Rainer Sauerborn, with teaching assisted by Dr Aditi Bunker and Sandra Barteit. The course provides hands-on skills to use existing high quality health data from Africa and Asia to analyze the impact of climate change on mortality (by cause, age and sex, location and day of death). Course teaches main statistical tool to do this, time series analysis. Hands-on part included working with daily weather data (temperature, rainfall e.g.) from publicly available sources for the chosen study area and time period. The course uses whole population, longitudinal, retrospective, long term (since 1990) high quality health cohort data (Health and Demographic Surveillance Systems) 
    More Information (Course Flyer)

2. Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs)

1. MOOC for Climate Policy Makers: "Why health is a key argument for climate negotiations"

Developed for delegation members of the COP21, but useful for anybody interested in climate policy. As an "Executive MOOC" it is extremely short (2 days, 5 videos, plus extensive background material). Available any time HERE

Language: English
Subtitles:  Mandarin, Hindi, Indonesian, Arabic, Portuguese, Spanish

2. General MOOC: "Climate change and Health"

Five weeks, a classic MOOC for anybody anywhere, first taught in February/March 2016. Available HERE.

Language: English
Subtitles:  Mandarin, Hindi, Indonesian, Arabic, Portuguese, Spanish, French

3. MOOC by Africans for Africans: "Changement climatique dans le context sous-saharien"

Five weeks, a classic MOOC mainly for African audiences, or those interested in health and climate change in Africa. Currently under production, will be on line in March 2015 at the Francophone platform FUN (France Université Numérique)

Language: French
Subtitles: English

4. MOOC "Health - the Human Face of Climate change"

The MOOC is to be released mid-October 2018 on edX and hosts among others Gina McCarthy, Fransesca Dominici, Austin Blackmon, Heather Henriksen, Chris Golden, Sam Myers, Paul Farmer, Erin Mordecai, John Mandyck and many more - so stay tuned. 

Language: English