Climate change has profound impacts on health, including food insecurity, degraded air quality, civil unrest and changes in vector-borne disease. This course explores the physiologic, ecologic and social interactions that cause these impacts and provides
a foundation in climate medicine and skills in science communication, policy and advocacy.
This course builds on basic medical knowledge and clinical experience gained during the first three years of medical education and provides a unique avenue to apply this knowledge to global environmental changes. Climate medicine will expand on the clinical
and basic science of cardiovascular diseases, respiratory diseases, heat-related illness, pharmacology, geriatric care, gastrointestinal disease, infectious disease, pediatrics, obstetrics and more. It also emphasizes a holistic view of human health
that encompasses the physical environment and the social determinants of health.