Doctoral training course: CLIMATE CHANGE, WEATHER AND HUMAN HEALTH

Doctoral training course
CLIMATE CHANGE, WEATHER AND HUMAN HEALTH

October 27-29, 2014, Oulu, Finland

Location: University of Oulu Medical Faculty and Kastelli Research Center, Oulu, Finland.

The course is organized by the University of Oulu at the Medical Faculty. The lectures will be held in the auditorium of Kastelli Research Center in the vicinity of the medical campus and group works will be organized both at the Medical Faculty and Kastelli Research Center, Oulu, Finland.

Schedule: 27.-29.10. 2014

Course objectives: Climate change is the biggest global health threat of the 21st century. The objectives of the course are to understand the phenomenon of climate change and how it is related to weather nationally and globally at present and in the future. Another objective is to increase knowledge on how key primary effects of climate change, such as temperature, as well as climate extremes influence human health. Furthermore, the course will provide knowledge of secondary health effects of climate change, such as changes in the occurrence of allergens (e.g. pollen) on health. The course focuses also on mitigation measures and public health which include investigating and implementing evidence-based methods to adjust to and direct the changes for reducing or preventing adverse health effects.

Who should attend? The course is suitable for doctoral students representing various disciplines and interested in climate change related effects. Especially students of medicine, health sciences, health care, public health, economy, social, natural and environmental sciences may find the course interesting.

Course funding:
University of Oulu Graduate School (UniOGS) and Doctoral Programs in Public Health (DPPH).

IMPORTANT DATES

Online registration: by 15th of August 2014

http://www.oulu.fi/cerh/node/25715/

Pre-course online exam: by 15th of September 2014

 

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Last updated: 1.8.2014