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About the Course

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...

Top reviews

FA

Nov 15, 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

LL

Nov 18, 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.

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By Raj K

Oct 8, 2018

awesome course!

By Magdalene M A

May 20, 2019

Great course!

By Ayu L

Aug 23, 2020

Great course

By DIVYA K P

Aug 6, 2021

informative

By Zahraa

Nov 21, 2020

thank you

By Rayan A F

Mar 25, 2022

amazing

By Lara M

Mar 30, 2022

​good

By Mona A A

Jul 28, 2020

good

By Omar D

Apr 18, 2022

.

By Muhammad F

Sep 30, 2020

I gained information about food composition and lifestyle changes necessary for a healthy life including what to eat what not and how we can prevent a chronic disease. All these aspects are very and are fully applicable to daily life in the prevention of non-communicable diseases

By md y

Nov 14, 2018

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.

By Richa C

Jun 30, 2020

A very informative course ! Loved the quiz and peer graded assignment .

By 20. H

Jun 23, 2021

It was a advantageous course for me and i learned a lot in it.

By Shahzad S

Oct 12, 2017

I a time saving courses for learner.

By Mujitha B

Aug 6, 2017

Very good

By Kevin D

Apr 14, 2021

Kind of a mixed bag with some good ideas and some not so good. A lot of presuppositions about the abilities of individuals and government to regulate individual behaviour with regards to eating, exercise, other lifestyle choices.