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University of Leicester Course Type: Short courses (CPD) Start Date: February
Location: Leicester, United Kingdom Fees/total cost: To be announced


Module Outline

The inexorable rise of obesity in the UK population is well documented and the inevitable consequence is the near epidemic increase of diabetes. The module covers the causes and pathophysiology of obesity and examines both individual and population factors. Students are invited to look behind the headlines and fully explore the causes and consequences of obesity. In particular, we cover the value of interventions such as bariatric surgery and behavioural change methods.


  • Written Essay, 3,000 words

Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

  • Describe the pathophysiology of obesity
  • Discuss the clinical, social and psychological implications of obesity.

  • Discuss the risk factors for, and the health implications of, obesity through the life course.

  • Evaluate screening, prevention and management approaches for paediatric obesity

  • Identify and appraise tools to assess obesity status.

  • Critically appraise the management options for obesity, including diet, activity, pharmacotherapy, surgery and psychological approaches.

  • Identify and appraise appropriate individualised management plans.

  • Describe national and local initiatives for obesity prevention and management and discuss the implications for public health

This course is a module of: Diabetes MSc, PgDip, PgCert

Short courses (CPD) - Full time

Start date:
Teaching method:
Leicester, United Kingdom
Standard applicant fee:
To be announced

Course Provider Details

Course contact information

MSc Diabetes Programme Administrator
Department of Health Sciences
University accredited:
Short courses (CPD): 15
Last update: 16/06/2017