Postgraduate Course: The burden of diabetes in the developing world - epidemiology to strategic management (GLHE11009)
|School||Deanery of Molecular, Genetic and Population Health Sciences
||College||College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
|Course type||Online Distance Learning
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||This course will review the rising burden of obesity and diabetes, and the epidemiologic transition, assess the risk factors and impact of urbanisation.
The course will aim to make explicit the public health concerns raised by the diabetes epidemic, the public health and medical models of prevention, and the implementation of interventions at the international, national and local levels.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
|Additional Costs|| Students will be responsible for their computer equipment and internet access.
Information for Visiting Students
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2016/17, Available to all students (SV1)
|Course Start Date
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Formal summative written assessment will constitute 60% of the student's grade. Online assessment will incorporate a variety of activities and will constitute 40% of the overall course grade and is taken to represent a formative assessment of learning throughout the programme.
|No Exam Information
| On completion of this course the candidate should be able to understand:
* The multiple and interrelated pathophysiologic mechanisms that contribute to the development of type 2 diabetes.
* Understand the natural history of type 2 diabetes.
* The prevalence of diabetes in various populations around the world and the global projections for the diabetes epidemic.
* Risk factors associated with development of type 2 diabetes.
* Diabetes and Blindness
* The unmet needs in management of the disease.
* Current and new advances in treatment strategies for patients with diabetes who are at increased risk for cardiovascular disease
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||This course will be taught entirely by distance learning, using the virtual learning environment Learn as the delivery platform. Course materials are protected by secure username and password access that will be made available to registered users.
|Keywords||diabetes, global health
|Course organiser||Dr Ruth Mcquillan
Tel: (0131 6)50 9238
|Course secretary||Ms Cristina Matthews
Tel: (0131 6)51 4152
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