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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
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....
4 videos (Total 29 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
4 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
2 readings
Course Information10m
Readings and Resources10m
1 practice exercise
Epidemiology of Diabetes18m
Week
2
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....
4 videos (Total 61 min), 1 quiz
4 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
1 practice exercise
Obesity and Prevention of Diabetes16m
Week
3
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....
3 videos (Total 53 min), 1 quiz
3 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
1 practice exercise
Physiological Regulation of Plasma Glucose 20m
Week
4
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....
3 videos (Total 37 min), 1 quiz
3 videos
The Incretins - Part 2, by Professor Jens Juul Holst9m
The Incretins - Part 3, by Professor Jens Juul Holst18m
1 practice exercise
The Incretins30m
Week
5
3 hours to complete

Clinical manifestation of Diabetes and Treatment

We hope that you enjoyed the previous modules about glucose regulation and incretin biology though they may seem more advanced compared to the first modules. We hope you stay with us and learn more about Clinical Manifestation of Diabetes and Treatment by Professor Allan Vaag and Treatment of Hyperglycemia by Professor Sten Madsbad....
8 videos (Total 121 min), 2 quizzes
8 videos
Clinical Manifestations of Diabetes and Treatment - Part 2, by Professor Allan Vaag11m
Clinical Manifestations of Diabetes and Treatment - Part 3, by Professor Allan Vaag22m
The relation between diabetes and obesity, by Professor Thorkild Sørensen15m
Treatment of Hyperglycaemia with Oral Antidiabetic Agents in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes - Part 1, by Sten Madsbad14m
Treatment of Hyperglycaemia with Oral Antidiabetic Agents in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes - Part 2, by Sten Madsbad8m
Treatment of Hyperglycaemia with Oral Antidiabetic Agents in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes - Part 3, by Sten Madsbad16m
Treatment of Hyperglycaemia with Oral Antidiabetic Agents in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes - Part 4, by Sten Madsbad7m
2 practice exercises
Clinical manifestation of Diabetes and treatment 20m
Treatment of Hyperglycaemia with Oral Antidiabetic Agents in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes 18m
Week
6
1 hour to complete

Inflammatory Beta-cell Destruction in Diabetes

Inflammatory beta-cell destruction in diabetes by professor Thomas Mandrup-Poulsen. During this module we Professor Mandrup-Poulsen will guide you through cytokines mediated destruction of the pancreatic beta-cells furthermore their potentiality as drugs targets. ...
3 videos (Total 46 min), 1 quiz
3 videos
Inflammatory Beta-cell Destruction in Diabetes - Part 2, by Professor Thomas-Mandrup Poulsen18m
Inflammatory Beta-cell Destruction in Diabetes - Part 3, by Professor Thomas Mandrup-Poulsen19m
1 practice exercise
Inflammatory Beta-cell Destruction in Diabetes22m
Week
7
1 hour to complete

Genetic Aspects of Diabetes

Genetics are important for understanding and treating diabetes. In this module Professor Torben Hansen will discuss the genetic aspects of diabetes...
4 videos (Total 56 min), 1 quiz
4 videos
Genetic Aspects of Non-autoimmune Diabetes - Part 2, by Professor Torben Hansen8m
Genetic Aspects of Non-autoimmune Diabetes - Part 3, by Professor Torben Hansen20m
Genetic Aspects of Non-autoimmune Diabetes - Part 4, by Professor Torben Hansen20m
1 practice exercise
Genetic Aspects of Diabetes20m
Week
8
26 minutes to complete

Translational Aspects

Translational medicine? Learn more by watching our new module by Assistant Professor Torekov. In this module we will discuss two cases of translational aspects to highlight its importance. In other words we will go from bench to bedside....
2 videos (Total 20 min), 1 quiz
2 videos
Translational Aspect - Part 2, by Assistant Professor Signe Torekov7m
1 practice exercise
Translational Aspects6m
Week
9
1 hour to complete

Development of antidiabetic agents

Have you ever thought "how to develop a antidiabetic agent?" Professor Birgitte Holst will take you through some potential drug targets and how to use G-protein coupled receptor for treatment of diabetes....
2 videos (Total 24 min), 1 quiz
2 videos
Development of antidiabetic agents - Part 2, by Professor Birgitte Holst13m
1 practice exercise
Development of antidiabetic agents26m
Week
10
1 hour to complete

Stem Cell Based Therapy of Diabetes

Module 10 will focus on 'Stem Cell Based Therapy of Diabetes' and the question 'What are the advantages and disadvantages in cell therapy of diabetes?' is raised by Professor Ole Dragsbæk-Madsen. ...
3 videos (Total 48 min), 1 quiz
3 videos
Stem Cell Based Therapy of Diabetes - Part 2, by Professor Ole Dragsbæk Madsen9m
Stem Cell Based Therapy of Diabetes - Part 3, by Professor Ole Dragsbæk Madsen25m
1 practice exercise
Stem Cell Based Therapy of Diabetes20m
Week
11
1 hour to complete

Exercise – How Does it Work?

Exercise has many beneficial effects - but how does it actually work? Professor Bente Klarlund will take you through the latest scientific research on how the exercise of skeletal muscles affect our organs and entire body....
3 videos (Total 44 min), 1 quiz
3 videos
The Muscle as an Endocrine Organ, by Professor Bente Klarlund Pedersen13m
The Role of Inflammation in Type 2 Diabetes, by Professor Bente Klarlund Pedersen14m
1 practice exercise
Exercise – how does it work?18m
Week
12
2 hours to complete

Peer Graded Assignment

Try to summarize all what you have learned watching these modules and have fun with writing a peer-graded assignment. The goal is simply to integrate what you have learned and put this together in a practical solution based manner. ...
1 reading, 1 quiz
1 reading
Continue your studies at University of Copenhagen10m
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Top Reviews

By ARNov 23rd 2018

It was really informative and I learnt a lot about Diabetes as a disease. Thanks so much such wonderful lectures. I would definitely recommend this course to my friends.

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.

Instructors

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Jens Juul Holst

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

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

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

About University of Copenhagen

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