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The aim of this course is to develop a rigorous scientific approach to understanding (1) glucose and nutrient homeostasis and the fundamental causes of diabetes; (2) the long-term complications and other metabolic diseases associated with poorly controlled diabetes, poor nutrition, obesity, lifestyle, and ageing. Finally, (3) depending on the type of diabetes, different approaches e.g. healthy diet, regular physical activity and various medications may play important roles in treating and managing diabetes.
This will be achieved through a series of lectures, small class tutorials, case study sessions with research scientists and nutritionists from the Institute of Medical Sciences and the Rowett Institute and clinicians from NHS Grampian.
The course is naturally complimented by BM5003: Cardiovascular Health and Disease and, also, by conducting an independent and original research project in term 3, working alongside experienced diabetes researchers.
This will equip you with the full range of academic, critical thinking, research and investigatory skills necessary for laboratory research and/or PhD study.
|Session||Second Sub Session||Credit Points||15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)|
The course will consist of taught lectures, debate and discussion sessions, critical paper and data analysis, clinical case studies and medical statistics. By completing this programme you will be able to critically evaluate current concepts in diabetes and metabolic complications research field; exhibit a deep understanding of how nutrition, diet, health, ageing and endocrine disruptors interact at a molecular and whole body level; gain an appreciation of the clinical situation presented to the consultants in the NHS; form a debate around the effects of different dietary constituents and how these contribute to health and disease; and finally design and conduct a research study that would answer an important question in current diabetes therapy design.
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
Online MCQ test (35%)
3000-word Essay (35%)
Oral presentation (15%)
Alternative Resit Assessment
Resit of any failed element
There are no assessments for this course.
|Knowledge Level||Thinking Skill||Outcome|
|Reflection||Evaluate||Evaluate principal theories and concepts in one or more specialisms within diabetes field|
|Factual||Understand||Constructing an understanding of normal and abnormal metabolism|
|Procedural||Evaluate||Analyse methods of technologies, practices and materials associated with diabetes research|
|Conceptual||Analyse||A critical awareness of current issues in diabetes research and diabetes treatment|