课程信息
Across the world more than 420 million people are living with diabetes. Two thirds of these have not yet been diagnosed. When discovered late or managed incorrectly, diabetes can damage your heart, blood vessels, eyes, kidneys, and nerves, leading to disability and premature death. In fact, more people are dying of diabetes related diseases than of diseases as HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis combined. This course will provide you with an introduction to the most recent research in the field of prevention and treatment of diabetes as well as a broader understanding of the situation in different communities, rich and poor, across the world, where diabetes threatens public health. What kind of disease is diabetes, who has it, and who is at risk of getting it? And what are the roles of medicine, exercise and nutrition when trying to prevent, delay or treat diabetes? During the course you will meet researchers and experts from Imperial College London, Emory University in Atlanta, Steno Diabetes Center in Copenhagen as well as the School of Global Health and the Center for Basic Metabolic Research at the University of Copenhagen. They work with very different aspects of diabetes, from microbiology to global public health, but what ties them together is the belief that it is a global responsibility to combat diabetes, and this fight can only be won through new knowledge and global collaboration. We hope you will join us in the course and equip yourself to take part in the ongoing discussions of this truly global and individual health challenge. This course is also part of the EIT Health programme.
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Globe

100% 在线课程

立即开始,按照自己的计划学习。
Beginner Level

初级

Clock

完成时间大约为8 小时

建议:4 hours/week
Comment Dots

English

字幕:English, Danish, German

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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2 hours to complete

Fundamentals of Diabetes

In this first module you will be introduced to the fundamentals about diabetes. This includes both the biomedical and public health aspects, such as a description of the different types of diabetes, a profile of the most at risk people and populations as well as an introduction to the epidemiological trends that have changed dramatically over the last decades....
Reading
4 videos (Total 55 min), 4 quizzes
Video4 videos
What is diabetes?13m
Who has diabetes?15m
Who is at risk?22m
Quiz4 practice exercises
What is diabetes?6m
Who has diabetes?6m
Who is at risk?6m
Global burden of diabetes30m

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Section
Clock
2 hours to complete

Prevention and Treatment

In this second module you will be introduced to the important roles of nutrition and exercise when preventing and treating diabetes. We will have a more detailed look at the role of obesity and overweight and also focus on the challenges of fighting diabetes in low- and middle-income countries. ...
Reading
3 videos (Total 57 min), 4 quizzes
Video3 videos
What role does nutrition play?15m
What role does overweight and obesity play?17m
Quiz4 practice exercises
What role does exercise play?6m
What role does nutrition play?6m
What role does overweight and obesity play?6m
Diabetes in low and middle income countries30m

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Section
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3 hours to complete

Diabetes in the Future

In this final module we will discuss some of the new research and treatment methods for diabetes, such as surgery or microships, and then we will ask the researchers where they see the field going in the future. The last lesson will be followed by a short peer-review assignment, where you have to submit a short text, and afterwards review the submissions of your peers. ...
Reading
3 videos (Total 46 min), 3 quizzes
Video3 videos
Surgery, drugs and microchips17m
How to fight the global epidemic12m
Quiz2 practice exercises
Can we cure diabetes?6m
Surgery, drugs and microchips6m
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got a pay increase or promotion

Top Reviews

By LLDec 7th 2017

This was an awesome short course which I would recommend to anyone who is interested in diabetes or other chronic diseases. I learned a lot about different ways you could possibly prevent diabetes.

By VNFeb 26th 2017

I learned a lot. This course tackles diabetes from different perspectives but the material was tailored in a way that it was very easy to understand. More power!

Instructors

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Nicolai Jacob Wewer Albrechtsen

MD, GCSRT, PhD student
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Signe Sørensen Torekov

Associate Professor, MSc, PhD
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Jens Juul Holst

Professor, MD, DMSc

About University of Copenhagen

The University of Copenhagen is the oldest University in Denmark - founded in 1479, and with over 38,000 students and more than 9,000 employees. The purpose of the University is to conduct research and provide education to the highest academic level. Based in Denmark's capital city it is one of the top research institutions in Europe. ...

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