Diabetes & Obesity Back
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
- 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
Short courses (CPD) - Full time
- Start date:
- Teaching method:
- Leicester, United Kingdom
- Standard applicant fee:
- To be announced