20 Academic Credits
January, April, September
In this module you will learn:
- Enable the student to appreciate the multifactorial effects of obesity on the parents’ reproductive health and that of their children.
- Enhance the student’s understanding of the obese mother and the potential risks involved during pregnancy and parturition.
- Consider a range of support interventions for the obese individual prior to, during, and post-pregnancy, and also for the child.
Reproductive health will examined in the pre-conception, pre-natal, peri-natal, and post-natal phases. The in utero origins of obesity, and the impact of adiposity in babies and childhood will be critically reviewed so as to develop effective intervention strategies both for mother and child.