Planetary Health and Climate Resilient Health Systems Challenge

Human health and well-being are intricately intertwined with the stability of Earth’s natural (eco)systems. One of the aims of Planetary Health is to identify new and better relationships between humans and Earth’s natural systems. In this way, society can continue responding to its needs without overburdening the environment.

In this course, students will work with an interdisciplinary team to tackle real-world problems. In collaboration with external stakeholders, student teams will develop solutions (to their presented challenge) for more climate-resilient and just health systems.

Teaching methods

Through a combination of online modules, in-class workshops and interactive seminars, students will gain an in-depth understanding of the complexities of health systems. They will also understand possible trade-offs necessary to build health systems supportive of human and environmental health that respond effectively to climate change.

Practical information

This course is for Master’s student. To follow this course you have to choose one package.
All packages start on the 27th of February, 2023
Package 2 ends on March 19th, 2023
Packages 1 and 3 end on April 9th, 2023

The study load is different per package:

  • package 1: full-time 6-weeks/ 8 ECTS
  • package 2: full-time 3-weeks/ 6 ECTS
  • package 3: part-time 6 weeks/ 5 ECTS
  • De course is in English
  • Online and offline


Deadline for registration is 15th of January 2023. PhD students or any other students that would like to request a late registration can contact Julia Addison by the 14th of February 2023 (see email below).
Links for registration:
TU/e via: EduXchange
WUR via: EduExchange
UU and via OSIRIS course code GEDU10022
UMC students’ registration depends on their elective internship (first or second). In any case, email Julia Addison ( for advice.


Lily Frank

Ellen Mangnus

Julia Addison