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Glasgow University Starts a Specialization Course in Diabetes

Feb 4, 2014 18:24 IST

    Keeping in mind the globally growing health issue of obesity and diabetes, the University of Glasgow, Scotland, UK, has launched a new postgraduate programme in diabetes. The M.Sc. Diabetes programme is one of the few courses focused entirely on diabetes research rather than health care management of the disease. It will provide a rigorous training in research skills.

    As per the report of the Overseas Development Institute, a UK-based think tank, the number of overweight and obese adults in the developing countries had been almost quadrupled, around one billion, since 1980. This has brought in result a "huge increase" in heart attacks and diabetes health issues around the world.

    The M.Sc. in Diabetes course will offer students the access to the world’s leading experts in the domain. Also, during this course, students will be provided with the state-of-the-art knowledge of pathological mechanisms and methodologies for studying diabetes.

    The course is developed especially for graduates who aspire to make a career in diabetes, whether in the domain of basic research, medical practice, pharmaceutical industry, public health or nutrition.

    The Glasgow University is known for its expertise in establishing disease-specific bio resources linked with routinely-acquired, anonymous data from the National Health Service in Scotland.

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