We've changed the way you complete courses

In response to user feedback we have simplified the way courses can be completed.

Until now you needed to complete the topics and modules in order, from start to finish. But from today you can complete them in any order you wish.

Just visit any topic that interests you, and when you are ready mark it as completed by clicking the green 'Mark complete' button at the bottom of the page.

Once you have completed all of the topics in a module an assessment will be provided for you.

Complete all the assessments to finish the course.

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Play the video to watch Professor Mathieu introduce animal studies
Now, we do have a good idea of what is happening and that is thanks to, for instance, studies in animal models like the NOD, the non-obese diabetic mouse. This is a widely used animal model that gets a disease that resembles type 1 diabetes in humans. There is an immune destruction of the beta cells and these animals die when they do not get the exogenous insulin that is necessary for survival.
  • Spontaneous diabetes
  • Insulitis
  • Sex difference in diabetes incidence
  • Defects in immune regulation (cytokine profile, T cell apoptosis, regulator cells)