Sample syllabi and teaching resources

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New teaching resources from Health Care Without Harm are available here: https://sites.google.com/hcwh.org/physiciansnetwork/medical-student-resources

And I've summarised the Learning Outcomes in the attached document.

You may also be interested to compare it to our priority learning outcomes

https://sustainablehealthcare.org.uk/priority-learning-outcomes

and with this article "Teaching About Climate Change in Medical Education: An Opportunity" Janie Maxwell and Grant Blashki  J Public Health Res. 2016 Apr 26; 5(1): 673. doi: 10.4081/jphr.2016.673  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4856872/

Sample learning objectives for climate change and health.

Eco-health literacy Outline the reliance of human health on local and global ecosystems;,, Describe features of a healthy natural, social and built environment; Identify populations where social and environmental determinants of health may interact to amplify risk; Incorporate knowledge of eco-health and planetary boundaries to justify priorities that promote both health and sustainability; Articulate an appreciation of the importance of sustainability to global health equity Clinical climate change preparedness Describe the mechanisms of direct, indirect, deferred and diffuse climate health risks;,, Demonstrate competence in diagnosis and management of climate-sensitive and climate-induced illness;,, Describe inter-sectoral collaboration to promote climate-change preparedness and emergency management;, Role-play consultations involving the prevention of climate-related illness and promotion of co-benefits of climate change mitigation; Identify resources for continuing professional education and evidence-based practice of climate-related illness, Sustainable health systems Define sustainability; Explain how shifts in climate, natural resources, technology, economy and demography may affect the provision of healthcare in the future; Apply systems thinking and multidisciplinary perspectives to develop strategies to promote health service sustainability; Demonstrate a commitment to practice medicine sustainably and ethically, Professionalism and public health literacy Apply principles of active citizenship and professionalism to discuss doctors’ responsibility to engage in advocacy and policy; Acknowledge the ethical tensions in climate change contribution and vulnerability; Apply critical appraisal and science communication skills to describe climate health risks; Articulate a commitment to resolving local and global health inequities

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December, 2020

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