About this Course
4.7
349 ratings
101 reviews
Diabetes and obesity are growing health problems in rich and poor countries alike. With this course you will get updated on cutting-edge diabetes and obesity research including biological, genetic and clinical aspects as well as prevention and epidemiology of diabetes and obesity. All lectures are provided by high-profile scientists from one the world's leading universities in diabetes research. This course is part of the EIT Health Campus programme. We hope you will enjoy our course. Best Wishes Jens Juul Holst, Signe Sørensen Torekov and Nicolai Wewer Albrechtsen Department of Biomedical Sciences Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences University of Copenhagen...
Globe

100% online courses

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Calendar

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.
Clock

Suggested: 2 hours/week

Approx. 22 hours to complete
Comment Dots

English

Subtitles: English
Globe

100% online courses

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Calendar

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.
Clock

Suggested: 2 hours/week

Approx. 22 hours to complete
Comment Dots

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

1

Section
Clock
1 hour to complete

Introduction and epidemiology of diabetes

We are delighted to be able to welcome you to Diabetes – a Global Challenge. In module 1, we will focus on the epidemiology of diabetes and obesity which we lead us to this week discussion topic: "What the greatest diabetes challenges of our time might be in your opinion?" You can either post your opinion as text or as a link to a short video statement....
Reading
4 videos (Total 29 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
Video4 videos
Epidemiology of Diabetes - Part I, by Professor Thorkild Sørensen7m
Epidemiology of Diabetes - Part II, by Professor Thorkild Sørensen12m
Epidemiology of Diabetes - Part III, by Professor Thorkild Sørensen5m
Reading2 readings
Course Information10m
Readings and Resources10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Epidemiology of Diabetes18m

2

Section
Clock
1 hour to complete

Obesity and Prevention of Diabetes

We will start module 2 together by discussing physical activity, its influence on obesity, insulin resistance and the prevention of diabetes....
Reading
4 videos (Total 61 min), 1 quiz
Video4 videos
Physical activity and its influence on obesity, insulin resistance and diabetes - Part II, by Professor Bente Stallknecht22m
Physical activity and its influence on obesity, insulin resistance and diabetes - Part lll, by Professor Bente Stallknecht15m
Physical Activity and Weight Management, interview with Dr. Robert Ross9m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Obesity and Prevention of Diabetes16m

3

Section
Clock
1 hour to complete

Physiological Regulation of Plasma Glucose

During module 3 we will focus on physiological
 regulation of plasma glucose. Professor Jens Juul Holst will guide you through the complex regulation of glucose in humans. This will be difficult but hang on you will see the usefulness of what you learn in this module during the subsequent modules where we will discuss the incretins and treatment of hyperglycaemia....
Reading
3 videos (Total 53 min), 1 quiz
Video3 videos
Physiological Regulation of Plasma Glucose - Part II, by Professor Jens Juul Holst16m
Physiological Regulation of Plasma Glucose - Part III, by Professor Jens Juul Holst9m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Physiological Regulation of Plasma Glucose 20m

4

Section
Clock
1 hour to complete

The incretins

Incretin biology is now applied in treating subjects with diabetes and recently approved by the FDA for weight reduction. But what do they do? Don't hesitate to start watching the videos because in this module you will learn all about the incretin lead by Professor Jens Juul Holst....
Reading
3 videos (Total 37 min), 1 quiz
Video3 videos
The Incretins - Part 2, by Professor Jens Juul Holst9m
The Incretins - Part 3, by Professor Jens Juul Holst18m
Quiz1 practice exercise
The Incretins30m
4.7
Briefcase

83%

got a tangible career benefit from this course

Top Reviews

By SSNov 14th 2017

Great Course. I found week 3-7 very much informative. Overall, the spoken English was good. Course material was excellent! In my last week. Let's see, what happens.

By KBDec 5th 2017

I really enjoyed this course. It is designed with learners at heart as all difficult concepts are well explained in a manner of which everyone can understand.

Instructors

Jens Juul Holst

Professor, MD, DMSc
Department of Biomedical Sciences & NNF Center for Basic Metabolic Research

Signe Sørensen Torekov

Associate Professor, MSc, PhD
Department of Biomedical Sciences & NNF Center for Basic Metabolic Research

Nicolai Jacob Wewer Albrechtsen

MD, GCSRT, PhD student
Department of Biomedical Sciences & NNF Center for Basic Metabolic Research

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. ...

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Once you enroll for a Certificate, you’ll have access to all videos, quizzes, and programming assignments (if applicable). Peer review assignments can only be submitted and reviewed once your session has begun. If you choose to explore the course without purchasing, you may not be able to access certain assignments.

  • When you purchase a Certificate you get access to all course materials, including graded assignments. Upon completing the course, your electronic Certificate will be added to your Accomplishments page - from there, you can print your Certificate or add it to your LinkedIn profile. If you only want to read and view the course content, you can audit the course for free.

More questions? Visit the Learner Help Center.