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Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible deadlines

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Beginner Level

Beginner Level

Hours to complete

Approx. 13 hours to complete

Suggested: 3 hours/week...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Hours to complete
4 hours to complete

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 videos (Total 12 min), 5 readings, 1 quiz
Video5 videos
Understanding NCDs2m
How can a multidisciplinary approach solve complex societal problems?3m
Solutions3m
Module 1 Summary46s
Reading5 readings
Module 1 Reading lists
Preparation for Assignment 115m
A note on the weekly discussion topics...5m
The presenters10m
Contributors10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Module 115m
Week
2
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

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 videos (Total 42 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
Video9 videos
Cardiovascular disease7m
Secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease3m
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease4m
Diabetes Part 15m
Diabetes Part 27m
Obesity6m
Cancer2m
Module 2 Summary1m
Reading1 reading
Module 2 Reading lists
Quiz1 practice exercise
Module 220m
Week
3
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

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 videos (Total 40 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
Video8 videos
Physical activity5m
Diet7m
Tobacco6m
Alcohol6m
Sleep apnoea5m
Oral health4m
Module 3 Summary1m
Reading1 reading
Module 3 Reading lists
Quiz1 practice exercise
Module 315m
Week
4
Hours to complete
4 hours to complete

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 videos (Total 33 min), 1 reading, 2 quizzes
Video7 videos
Our biology10m
Our food supply2m
Corporate interest3m
Corporate interests and nutrition6m
Our domestic environment5m
Module 4 Summary2m
Reading1 reading
Module 4 Reading lists
Quiz1 practice exercise
Module 430m
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By FANov 16th 2018

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

By 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.

Instructor

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Stephen Simpson

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

About 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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