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This course is multidisciplinary in nature, and aims to equip the global audience of interested lay people, people with chronic disease, public health researchers, health clinicians, students, administrators, and researchers to reflect on the overall impact of the burden of chronic disease . It shows how all chronic diseases (obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and cancer) are related by a set of common causes, and that such diseases should be tackled, not individually, but as part of a complex system, with interrelated contributing factors. These factors are genetic, environmental, psychological, economic, social, developmental, and media related. The Charles Perkins Centre at the University of Sydney is a unique interdisciplinary education and research hub which seeks solutions to chronic disease through a complex systems approach. Academics in many disciplines (in Science and Medicine, but also in Architecture, Humanities, Law etc) work in a collaborative fashion to produce novel solutions to the problems of chronic disease. All contributors and participants in this course are members of the Charles Perkins Centre and will speak from the unique interdisciplinary perspective that this Centre affords. The course will describe a complex systems approach as the most productive way to ease the burden of chronic disease. It then describes these diseases in detail, their risk factors, and the environmental and biological factors that have led to the current epidemic of obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Finally, the solutions – and more importantly the process for finding solutions- is the subject of the last module. No one approach by itself can ever be the answer, and certainly not a simple diet and exercise approach. The entire course consists of 5 content modules, plus an extra module for completing assignments and discussions, and takes about 6 weeks to complete. Completion certificates are issued on the basis of participation in all 6 modules. What you'll learn: - How the Charles Perkins Centre recruits interdisciplinary teams to ease the burden of chronic disease - How a complex systems approach is necessary to provide solutions to a complex problem - The fundamentals of chronic disease research and where it is heading - The biggest risk factors for chronic disease and their global incidence - The biological, genetic, social, regulatory, and other influences that have inflated these risk factors - How to provide solutions globally for the reduction of chronic disease...
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Cours en ligne à 100 %

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Beginner Level

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Approx. 12 heures pour terminer
Comment Dots

English

Sous-titres : English

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4 heures pour terminer

Module 1 – Setting the Scene

This module looks at the impact of the increasing incidence globally of non-communicable, or chronic, diseases and how the Charles Perkins Centre is developing a new approach to this complex challenge....
Reading
5 vidéos (Total 12 min), 5 lectures, 1 quiz
Video5 vidéos
Understanding NCDs2 min
How can a multidisciplinary approach solve complex societal problems?3 min
Solutions3 min
Module 1 Summary min
Reading5 lectures
Module 1 Reading list min
Preparation for Assignment 115 min
A note on the weekly discussion topics...5 min
The presenters10 min
Contributors10 min
Quiz1 exercice pour s'entraîner
Module 115 min

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2 heures pour terminer

Module 2 - The Big Non-Communicable Diseases

This module outlines the five major non-communicable diseases, Obesity, Diabetes, Cardiovascular Disease, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and Cancer, and the many risk factors that they share....
Reading
9 vidéos (Total 42 min), 1 lecture, 1 quiz
Video9 vidéos
Cardiovascular disease7 min
Secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease3 min
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease4 min
Diabetes Part 15 min
Diabetes Part 27 min
Obesity6 min
Cancer2 min
Module 2 Summary1 min
Reading1 lecture
Module 2 Reading list min
Quiz1 exercice pour s'entraîner
Module 220 min

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2 heures pour terminer

Module 3 - The key risk factors for chronic disease

In this module we look more closely at the main risk factors for the non-communicable diseases and at the impact our modern environment is having on the global burden of these preventable diseases....
Reading
8 vidéos (Total 40 min), 1 lecture, 1 quiz
Video8 vidéos
Physical activity5 min
Diet7 min
Tobacco6 min
Alcohol6 min
Sleep apnoea5 min
Oral health4 min
Module 3 Summary1 min
Reading1 lecture
Module 3 Reading list min
Quiz1 exercice pour s'entraîner
Module 315 min

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Module 4 - How did we get here?

This module will provide an overview of the main factors in our biology, our environment, our food production systems, and our human psychology that have made us susceptible to the chronic disease health crisis. ...
Reading
7 vidéos (Total 33 min), 1 lecture, 2 quiz
Video7 vidéos
Our biology10 min
Our food supply2 min
Corporate interest3 min
Corporate interests and nutrition6 min
Our domestic environment5 min
Module 4 Summary2 min
Reading1 lecture
Module 4 Reading list min
Quiz1 exercice pour s'entraîner
Module 430 min
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par LLNov 19th 2017

Very interesting and educational course. I would recommend it to anyone interested in chronic diseases or anyone who wants to live a healthy life.

par RMAug 22nd 2018

This helped me to understand the nature of NCDs, as well as the things we can do to prevent ourselves from being prey to these

Enseignant

Stephen Simpson

Academic Director and Professor, School of Life and Environmental Sciences
Charles Perkins Centre

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