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.
About this Course
The University of Sydney
Our excellence in research and teaching makes the University of Sydney one of the top universities in Australia and highly ranked among the best universities in the world. In 2020, we were ranked second in the Times Higher Education (THE) University Impact Rankings, and first in Australia in the QS Graduate Employability Rankings.
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TOP REVIEWS FROM EASING THE BURDEN OF OBESITY, DIABETES AND CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE
Excellent course. I especially like the assignments where participants were asked to design intervention programs based on the case options that were presented.
I HAVE LEARNT SO MANY THINGS THAT HOW WE CAN CHANGE OUR COMMUNITY TO COMBAT CHRONIC DISEASES THE MATTER ONLY LIES IN TAKING THE SINGLE STEP OF REFORM
Very interesting and educational course. I would recommend it to anyone interested in chronic diseases or anyone who wants to live a healthy life.
It's really a fruitful course for any aged people to know how to manage the life style. I think its a fundamental course for each of us.
Frequently Asked Questions
When will I have access to the lectures and assignments?
Access to lectures and assignments depends on your type of enrollment. If you take a course in audit mode, you will be able to see most course materials for free. To access graded assignments and to earn a Certificate, you will need to purchase the Certificate experience, during or after your audit. If you don't see the audit option:
- The course may not offer an audit option. You can try a Free Trial instead, or apply for Financial Aid.
- The course may offer 'Full Course, No Certificate' instead. This option lets you see all course materials, submit required assessments, and get a final grade. This also means that you will not be able to purchase a Certificate experience.
What will I get if I purchase the Certificate?
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.
Is financial aid available?
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Students can take this course for free or elect to purchase a certificate for A$65.
Learners who pre-enroll in an upcoming session can immediately access unlocked course resources, including:
· all assessments except peer review assignments
They can’t access peer review assignments before the session begins (every 4 weeks) because there needs to be enough learners enrolled in the session to grade the assignments in a timely manner. Once a session is active, learners gain access to all assessments and resources.
Who can enrol in the course?
As this is an open online course, anyone in the world can enrol!
Is it free for University of Sydney and students?
The course is free for everyone. You can pay for a certificate if you want to show your completion on your LinkedIn profile or get a pdf that you can add to your CV. There are no discounts for University of Sydney staff or students on the cost of the certificate.
Will I earn university credit for completing the Course?
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