20 Academic Credits
January, April, September
This module will:
- Provide an understanding of the global challenges of tackling the obesity crisis
- Review the roles of all stakeholders in generating solutions to the obesity epidemic
- Evaluate current obesity prevention and treatment guidelines and strategies
We discuss the reasons for the lack of success of current strategies in the context of the highly complex and interconnected array of influences on eating and physical activity behaviours which underpin obesity, and consider the need for treatment to be personalised, addressing the underlying causes of the individual’s weight gain, their comorbidities, the drivers of their behaviour and barriers to behaviour change.