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Machine Learning

Master machine learning fundamentals in four hands-on courses

About This Specialization This Specialization from leading researchers at the University of Washington introduces you to the exciting, high-demand field of Machine Learning. Through a series of practical case studies, you will gain applied experience in major areas of Machine Learning including Prediction, Classification, Clustering, and Information Retrieval. You will learn to analyze large and complex datasets, create systems that adapt and improve over time, and build intelligent applications that can make predictions from data. Created by: Industry Partners: 4 courses Follow the suggested order or choose your own. Projects Designed to help you practice and apply the skills you learn. Certificates Highlight your new skills on your resume or

Diabetes - a Global Challenge


Diabetes - a Global Challenge

About this course: Diabetes and obesity are growing health problems in rich and poor countries alike. With this course you will get updated on cutting-edge diabetes and obesity research including biological, genetic and clinical aspects as well as prevention and epidemiology of diabetes and obesity. All lectures are provided by high-profile scientists from one the world's leading universities in diabetes research. This course is part of the EIT Health Campus programme. We hope you will enjoy our course. Best Wishes Jens Juul Holst, Signe Sørensen Torekov and Nicolai Wewer Albrechtsen Department of Biomedical Sciences Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences University of Copenhagen

Created by:   University of Copenhagen
  • Jens Juul Holst
    Taught by:    Jens Juul Holst, Professor, MD, DMSc
    Department of Biomedical Sciences & NNF Center for Basic Metabolic Researc
  • Signe Sørensen Torekov
    Taught by:    Signe Sørensen Torekov, Associate Professor, MSc, PhD
    Department of Biomedical Sciences & NNF Center for Basic Metabolic Research
  • Nicolai Jacob Wewer Albrechtsen
    Taught by:    Nicolai Jacob Wewer Albrechtsen, MD, GCSRT, PhD student
    Department of Biomedical Sciences & NNF Center for Basic Metabolic Research
Language
English
How To PassPass all graded assignments to complete the course.
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Syllabus
WEEK 1
Introduction and epidemiology of diabetes
We are delighted to be able to welcome you to Diabetes – a Global Challenge. In module 1, we will focus on the epidemiology of diabetes and obesity which we lead us to this week discussion topic: "What the greatest diabetes challenges of our time might be in your opinion?" You can either post your opinion as text or as a link to a short video statement.

4 videos2 readings
  1. Video: Welcome to Diabetes - a Global Challenge
  2. Reading: Course Information
  3. Reading: Readings and Resources
  4. Video: Epidemiology of Diabetes - Part I, by Professor Thorkild Sørensen
  5. Video: Epidemiology of Diabetes - Part II, by Professor Thorkild Sørensen
  6. Video: Epidemiology of Diabetes - Part III, by Professor Thorkild Sørensen
Graded: Epidemiology of Diabetes
WEEK 2
Obesity and Prevention of Diabetes
We will start module 2 together by discussing physical activity, its influence on obesity, insulin resistance and the prevention of diabetes. 

4 videos
  1. Video: Physical activity and its influence on obesity, insulin resistance and diabetes - Part I, by Professor Bente Stallknecht
  2. Video: Physical activity and its influence on obesity, insulin resistance and diabetes - Part II, by Professor Bente Stallknecht
  3. Video: Physical activity and its influence on obesity, insulin resistance and diabetes - Part lll, by Professor Bente Stallknecht
  4. Video: Physical Activity and Weight Management, interview with Dr. Robert Ross
Graded: Obesity and Prevention of Diabetes
WEEK 3
Physiological Regulation of Plasma Glucose
During module 3 we will focus on physiological
 regulation of plasma glucose. Professor Jens Juul Holst will guide you through the complex regulation of glucose in humans. This will be difficult but hang on you will see the usefulness of what you learn in this module during the subsequent modules where we will discuss the incretins and treatment of hyperglycaemia.

3 videos
  1. Video: Physiological Regulation of Plasma Glucose - Part I, by Professor Jens Juul Holst
  2. Video: Physiological Regulation of Plasma Glucose - Part II, by Professor Jens Juul Holst
  3. Video: Physiological Regulation of Plasma Glucose - Part III, by Professor Jens Juul Holst
Graded: Physiological Regulation of Plasma Glucose
WEEK 4
The incretins
Incretin biology is now applied in treating subjects with diabetes and recently approved by the FDA for weight reduction. But what do they do? Don't hesitate to start watching the videos because in this module you will learn all about the incretin lead by Professor Jens Juul Holst.

3 videos
  1. Video: The Incretins - Part 1, by Professor Jens Juul Holst
  2. Video: The Incretins - Part 2, by Professor Jens Juul Holst
  3. Video: The Incretins - Part 3, by Professor Jens Juul Holst
Graded: The Incretins
WEEK 5
Clinical manifestation of Diabetes and Treatment
We hope that you enjoyed the previous modules about glucose regulation and incretin biology though they may seem more advanced compared to the first modules. We hope you stay with us and learn more about Clinical Manifestation of Diabetes and Treatment by Professor Allan Vaag and Treatment of Hyperglycemia by Professor Sten Madsbad.

8 videos1 reading
  1. Video: Clinical Manifestations of Diabetes and Treatment - Part 1, by Professor Allan Vaag
  2. Video: Clinical Manifestations of Diabetes and Treatment - Part 2, by Professor Allan Vaag
  3. Video: Clinical Manifestations of Diabetes and Treatment - Part 3, by Professor Allan Vaag
  4. Video: The relation between diabetes and obesity, by Professor Thorkild Sørensen
  5. Video: Treatment of Hyperglycaemia with Oral Antidiabetic Agents in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes - Part 1, by Sten Madsbad
  6. Video: Treatment of Hyperglycaemia with Oral Antidiabetic Agents in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes - Part 2, by Sten Madsbad
  7. Video: Treatment of Hyperglycaemia with Oral Antidiabetic Agents in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes - Part 3, by Sten Madsbad
  8. Video: Treatment of Hyperglycaemia with Oral Antidiabetic Agents in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes - Part 4, by Sten Madsbad
  9. Practice Quiz: Treatment of Hyperglycaemia with Oral Antidiabetic Agents in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes
Graded: Clinical manifestation of Diabetes and treatment
WEEK 6
Inflammatory Beta-cell Destruction in Diabetes
Inflammatory beta-cell destruction in diabetes by professor Thomas Mandrup-Poulsen. During this module we Professor Mandrup-Poulsen will guide you through cytokines mediated destruction of the pancreatic beta-cells furthermore their potentiality as drugs targets.

3 videos
  1. Video: Inflammatory Beta-cell Destruction in Diabetes - Part 1, by Professor Thomas Mandrup-Poulsen
  2. Video: Inflammatory Beta-cell Destruction in Diabetes - Part 2, by Professor Thomas-Mandrup Poulsen
  3. Video: Inflammatory Beta-cell Destruction in Diabetes - Part 3, by Professor Thomas Mandrup-Poulsen
Graded: Inflammatory Beta-cell Destruction in Diabetes
WEEK 7
Genetic Aspects of Diabetes
Genetics are important for understanding and treating diabetes. In this module Professor Torben Hansen will discuss the genetic aspects of diabetes 

4 videos
  1. Video: Genetic Aspects of Non-autoimmune Diabetes - Part 1, by Professor Torben Hansen
  2. Video: Genetic Aspects of Non-autoimmune Diabetes - Part 2, by Professor Torben Hansen
  3. Video: Genetic Aspects of Non-autoimmune Diabetes - Part 3, by Professor Torben Hansen
  4. Video: Genetic Aspects of Non-autoimmune Diabetes - Part 4, by Professor Torben Hansen
Graded: Genetic Aspects of Diabetes
WEEK 8
Translational Aspects
Translational medicine? Learn more by watching our new module by Assistant Professor Torekov. In this module we will discuss two cases of translational aspects to highlight its importance. In other words we will go from bench to bedside. 

2 videos
  1. Video: Translational Aspect - Part 1, by Assistant Professor Signe Torekov
  2. Video: Translational Aspect - Part 2, by Assistant Professor Signe Torekov
Graded: Translational Aspects
WEEK 9
Development of antidiabetic agents
Have you ever thought "how to develop a antidiabetic agent?" Professor Birgitte Holst will take you through some potential drug targets and how to use G-protein coupled receptor for treatment of diabetes. 

2 videos
  1. Video: Development of antidiabetic agents - Part 1, by Professor Birgitte Holst
  2. Video: Development of antidiabetic agents - Part 2, by Professor Birgitte Holst
Graded: Development of antidiabetic agents
WEEK 10
Stem Cell Based Therapy of Diabetes
Module 10 will focus on 'Stem Cell Based Therapy of Diabetes' and the question 'What are the advantages and disadvantages in cell therapy of diabetes?' is raised by Professor Ole Dragsbæk-Madsen.  

3 videos
  1. Video: Stem Cell Based Therapy of Diabetes - Part 1, by Professor Ole Dragsbæk Madsen
  2. Video: Stem Cell Based Therapy of Diabetes - Part 2, by Professor Ole Dragsbæk Madsen
  3. Video: Stem Cell Based Therapy of Diabetes - Part 3, by Professor Ole Dragsbæk Madsen
Graded: Stem Cell Based Therapy of Diabetes
WEEK 11
Exercise – How Does it Work?
Exercise has many beneficial effects - but how does it actually work? Professor Bente Klarlund will take you through the latest scientific research on how the exercise of skeletal muscles affect our organs and entire body. 

3 videos
  1. Video: Physical Inactivity – a Major Risk Factor for Diabetes, by Professor Bente Klarlund Pedersen
  2. Video: The Muscle as an Endocrine Organ, by Professor Bente Klarlund Pedersen
  3. Video: The Role of Inflammation in Type 2 Diabetes, by Professor Bente Klarlund Pedersen
Graded: Exercise – how does it work?
WEEK 12
Peer Graded Assignment
Try to summarize all what you have learned watching these modules and have fun with writing a peer-graded assignment. The goal is simply to integrate what you have learned and put this together in a practical solution based manner.  

1 reading
  1. Reading: Continue your studies at University of Copenhagen
Graded: Peer graded assignment
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The University of Copenhagen is the oldest University in Denmark - founded in 1479, and with over 38,000 students and more than 9,000 employees. The purpose of the University is to conduct research and provide education to the highest academic level. Based in Denmark's capital city it is one of the top research institutions in Europe.


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