Our Master’s course will provide advanced-level education and training for those with, or seeking, roles in obesity prevention, weight management or health promotion.
Why Study Obesity and Weight Management with us?
This course was the first of its type to run in UK and Ireland, and is delivered by a team of experienced academics, GPs, hospital doctors, surgeons, dietitians, nutritionists, exercise specialists and psychologists. The specialist input from field experts and academics keeps the course fresh and up to date to cater for the needs of professionals working in this area.
While this is a focused professional development course aimed at healthcare professionals from around the world, it is also suitable for newly qualified graduates aspiring to work in this high-profile area.
What will I learn?
Modules consider obesity and weight management from a variety of perspectives. The course begins with a focus on the obesity epidemic and moves on to cover key areas such as childhood obesity, behaviour change, exercise, dietary approaches, causes of obesity and assessment in obesity.
The MSc is then completed with a research methods module followed by a research project.
How will I be taught?
Our course runs on a modular basis and is delivered at Parkgate Road Campus. Sessions will involve a mixture of practical and theoretical work, relevant to the module being studied. This includes body composition assessment workshops and practical exercise capacity testing.
Each module is delivered in intensive learning blocks of typically three days (25 hours), which are followed by self-directed learning supported by experienced tutors.
How will I be assessed?
Assessment is by a 4,000-word written assignment or its equivalent – e.g. poster presentation. Research projects may be laboratory or work based under the direction of an individually allocated supervisor.