Introduction to Sustainable Healthcare Course (multiple dates)

Tuesday, July 19 to Tuesday, November 1, 2022, 12:00 - 19:30

This foundation course offers an overview of the relationship between health, the health sector and the climate and ecological crises. How is the health system both vulnerable to and contributing to climate change and ecological degradation? What would a sustainable health system look like? What might the wider benefits be and how can we achieve this? 

Course structure:

  • Part I. Self-study online
  • Part II. Live workshop online
  • Part III. Sustainable Healthcare Cafés

Upcoming course dates:

  • Workshop: 4 May (Wed) 08.00-12.00 (fully booked)
    • Self-study period opens: 13 April 
  • Workshop: 19 July (Tue) 12.00-16.00 
    • Self-study period opens: 28 June
  • Workshop: 25 August (Thur) 9.00-13.00 
    • Self-study period opens: 4 August 
  • Workshop: 6 October (Thur) 13.00-17.00 
    • Self-study period opens: 15 September
  • Workshop:  1 November (Tue) 15.30-19.30  
    • Self-study period opens: 11 October

Learning objectives:

  1. Describe the relationship between the global environmental crisis and human health, the risks to the healthcare system, and the contribution of the health sector to environmental degradation
  2. Apply the principles of sustainable development to the health sector
  3. Develop carbon literacy and identify carbon hotspots
  4. Plan a project to improve sustainability in your working environment

Participant feedback:

"Inspirational and reassuring to hear everyone else's actions and sense of urgency. On a practical level, I feel more knowledgable on where to aim my work for greater impact and have been directed towards lots of useful information sources and initiatives"

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