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Health Challenges: Diabetes - OLET1504

Year - 2020

This Open Learning Environment unit of study is designed to introduce you to the chronic disease Diabetes, that, for a patient, is difficult to manage and for society is associated with huge costs. Unfortunately, there are many misconceptions about diabetes. To conquer the disease, in all its forms, we need informed debate and long-term strategies. This unit explains the biological basis of diabetes and defines the fundamentally distinct forms of the disease. It looks at the history of our understanding of the disease and critically assesses current treatments and potential new approaches to prevention and cure.

Classes
The unit can be taken entirely on line. The commitments include videos, on-line activities and quizzes.

Assessment
Compulsory quizzes at the end of each of the three Modules (45%). These quizzes can only be attempted once, and the scores count towards the final mark. Activity at the endo of each module (30%). A final video assessment task (20%), including a peer review of 5 peers' videos (5%).

Textbooks
There is no dedicated textbook for this unit. The unit is hosted through Canvas - the University's Learning Management System (LMS) where a repository of resources will be housed that will be available to all enrolled students.

Details

Faculty: Medicine and Health

Semester 1

24 Feb 2020

Department/School: Physiology
Study Mode: Online
Census Date: 31 Mar 2020
Unit of study level: Junior
Credit points: 2.0
EFTSL: 0.042
Available for study abroad and exchange: No
Faculty/department permission required? No
Location
Camperdown
Faculty: Medicine and Health

Semester 2

24 Aug 2020

Department/School: Physiology
Study Mode: Online
Census Date: 28 Sep 2020
Unit of study level: Junior
Credit points: 2.0
EFTSL: 0.042
Available for study abroad and exchange: No
Faculty/department permission required? No
Location
Camperdown
More details
Unit of Study coordinator: Professor Peter Thorn
HECS Band: 3
Courses that offer this unit

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