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D24BD3 Obesity Management
(Last Updated:03 May 2017)

Year  17/18

Total Credits: 20

Level: Level 4

Target Students:  Registered dietitians, other health care professionals and public health specialists undertaking as part of CPD activity.

Taught Semesters:

Full Year Assessed by end of Spring Semester 

Prerequisites: None.

Corequisites:  None.

Summary of Content:  The course is designed to increase awareness of the complexity of obesity from the point of view of both the person with obesity & the practitioner and to develop greater understanding of the tools, skills & strategies available to prevent and treat obesity, the evidence base for their use & their practical application.

Method and Frequency of Class:
Specific Activities are not listed
Further Activity Details:
Study days (4 days directed learning) with a duration of 8.00 hours, plus 12 hours pre-course reading and 156 hours self directed study

Method of Assessment: 

Assessment TypeWeightRequirements
Coursework 1 20 short report - 2,000 words 
Coursework 2 80 Case study or literature review - 4,000 words 

Mrs N Walker

Education Aims:  To strengthen and enhance knowledge base about obesity management strategies.

Learning Outcomes:  1. Summarise the current policy drivers, clinical and public health guidelines and care pathways developed to enhance obesity prevention and management across the different life stages. 2. Describe the metabolic and psychological causes/consequences of being obese. 3. Appraise the use of different dietary, physical activity and behaviour change strategies used in weight management. 4. Appraise the evidence for group intervention versus one-to-one interventions in weight management. 5. Describe how pharmacotherapy and/or bariatric surgery may have a role in obesity management and the additional support required. 6. Evaluate cost effective care pathways/strategies/services and action plans suitable for obese people in a range of clinical and community settings and across the different life stages.

Offering School:  Biosciences

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