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The Health Effects of Climate Change

(Harvard University online course)
Marwah Abdullah Shlash,
 Department of Structures and Water Resources, Faculty of Engineering, University of Kufa
 Najaf, Iraq.
Email: marwaha.shlash@uokufa.edu.iq
As a person who wants to take advantage from Harvard University online courses, you should be aware the strategies of such courses.
Therefore, I should mention the course overview, syllabus and how to be graded and earn a verified certificate.
Course overview
The Health Effects of Climate Change shows how greenhouse gas emissions can result in a wide range of health effects, and provides the trainee with a framework to trace pathways from emissions to health outcomes that emphasizes populations at risk. The course finishes with a consideration of how different sectors of society are working to meet the health challenges of climate change. The course is organized as follows:
  • Health: The Human Face of Climate Change
This part Includes introductory section. And why Harvard University offering this course, also the trainee can take the pre-course survey by answering eight questions.
  • Climate Science Mini-course
Those who are newly learning about climate change should go through this short section to be ready for the next lectures.
  • Heat & Air Quality
The most direct effects of climate change are in the temperature of our environment and the air we breathe. In this part you can Learn what those effects are, how severe they can be, and strategies for mitigating the effects.
  • Infection
Infectious diseases have a complex relationship with temperature, in this part you  will learn what infections does climate change influence, How does climate change impact malaria, and what is forecasting infectious diseases challenging.
More CO2 may mean larger plants, but it also means less nutrition. Find out why in this section.
  • Migration
Worsening conditions drive people from their homes. In this part the trainee will learn what the triggers are, as well as what the effects are.
  • Research Methods
This part shows the data sources, and how evaluates them? This section is intended for the researchers who want a place to start and an overview of the field.
  • Solutions
It’s clear that addressing climate change will lead to health improvements. So this part will show you how do you do it?
  • Responses to climate change
Here you will learn what people are doing to improve our world, find out where you can learn more, and take the post-course survey.
    Grading & Certification
This course has two types of assignments: graded and ungraded. Ungraded assignments are clearly marked and are worth 0 points. Graded assignments are worth a number of points as marked, typically 1 or 5. Most sections have a mix of graded and ungraded content.
    Passing the course, and certification
The passing grade for this course is 60%.
If you register for a verified certificate, and your score is 60% or above, you will receive the certificates in electronic form as shown below. They are not mailed to you. Instead, you can see them on your Progress page or in your user dashboard.  You should notice that the final day to sign up for a verified certificate is ten days before the end of the course. 

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