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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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cursos 100% online

Comece imediatamente e aprenda em seu próprio cronograma.
Calendar

Prazos flexíveis

Redefinir os prazos de acordo com sua programação.
Beginner Level

Nível iniciante

Clock

Approx. 12 hours to complete

Sugerido: 3 hours/week...
Comment Dots

English

Legendas: English...

Programa - O que você aprenderá com este curso

Week
1
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4 horas para concluir

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 vídeos (Total de 12 min), 5 leituras, 1 teste
Video5 videos
Understanding NCDs2min
How can a multidisciplinary approach solve complex societal problems?3min
Solutions3min
Module 1 Summarymin
Reading5 leituras
Module 1 Reading listmin
Preparation for Assignment 115min
A note on the weekly discussion topics...5min
The presenters10min
Contributors10min
Quiz1 exercício prático
Module 115min
Week
2
Clock
2 horas para concluir

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 vídeos (Total de 42 min), 1 leitura, 1 teste
Video9 videos
Cardiovascular disease7min
Secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease3min
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease4min
Diabetes Part 15min
Diabetes Part 27min
Obesity6min
Cancer2min
Module 2 Summary1min
Reading1 leituras
Module 2 Reading listmin
Quiz1 exercício prático
Module 220min
Week
3
Clock
2 horas para concluir

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 vídeos (Total de 40 min), 1 leitura, 1 teste
Video8 videos
Physical activity5min
Diet7min
Tobacco6min
Alcohol6min
Sleep apnoea5min
Oral health4min
Module 3 Summary1min
Reading1 leituras
Module 3 Reading listmin
Quiz1 exercício prático
Module 315min
Week
4
Clock
4 horas para concluir

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 vídeos (Total de 33 min), 1 leitura, 2 testes
Video7 videos
Our biology10min
Our food supply2min
Corporate interest3min
Corporate interests and nutrition6min
Our domestic environment5min
Module 4 Summary2min
Reading1 leituras
Module 4 Reading listmin
Quiz1 exercício prático
Module 430min
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Melhores avaliações

por 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.

por 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

Instrutores

Stephen Simpson

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

Sobre The University of Sydney

The University of Sydney is one of the world’s leading comprehensive research and teaching universities, consistently ranked in the top 1 percent of universities in the world. In 2015, we were ranked 45 in the QS World University Rankings, and 100 percent of our research was rated at above, or well above, world standard in the Excellence in Research for Australia report....

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