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Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

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Beginner Level

Approx. 8 hours to complete

Suggested: 4 hours/week...

English

Subtitles: English, Spanish, Danish, German

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
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....
4 videos (Total 55 min), 4 quizzes
4 videos
What is diabetes?13m
Who has diabetes?15m
Who is at risk?22m
4 practice exercises
What is diabetes?6m
Who has diabetes?6m
Who is at risk?6m
Global burden of diabetes30m
Week
2
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. ...
3 videos (Total 57 min), 4 quizzes
3 videos
What role does nutrition play?15m
What role does overweight and obesity play?17m
4 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
Week
3
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. ...
3 videos (Total 46 min), 3 quizzes
3 videos
Surgery, drugs and microchips17m
How to fight the global epidemic12m
2 practice exercises
Can we cure diabetes?6m
Surgery, drugs and microchips6m
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Top Reviews

By BSAug 29th 2018

good course , this takes into considerations of diabetes epidemic all over the world . There has to be different mechanism to be adopted in developing countries as compared to developed countries .

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.

Instructors

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Nicolai Jacob Wewer Albrechtsen

MD, GCSRT, PhD student
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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Jens Juul Holst

Professor, MD, DMSc
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. ...

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