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Obesity Care and Management (MSc/PGDip/PGCert)

Course Description

Please note this course is offered via The College of Contemporary Health

Designed for healthcare professionals, to advance your career in obesity care and management, the most prominent distinguishing feature of this course is the fact that it is delivered wholly online.

The modules in the Postgraduate Certificate in Obesity Care and Management critically review the latest research on obesity in order to prepare students to deal with the complexity of the condition, whilst ensuring a compassionate approach to dealing with those people requiring obesity care. The modules in the Postgraduate Diploma build on these skills whilst also allowing for specialisation in a particular area so that students may further develop their professional practice. You will then have the opportunity progress to the MSc where you can undertake an original research-based enquiry, in an area of personal interest, relevant to your specific area of professional practice.

All material is evidence-based and referenced using the latest research material. Current practice guidelines are taken from professional bodies including the Royal College of Physicians, Royal College of Nursing, British Psychological Society, the Academy of Royal Medical Colleges, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), and Public Health England (PHE). Comparisons are also made with guidelines in other countries to ensure students are acquainted with best practice from across the globe.

See the website http://www.lsbu.ac.uk/courses/course-finder/obesity-care-and-management


YEAR 1 PGCert:
- Obesity: Causes and Consequences (Core)
- Obesity: Behavioural Aspects (Core)
- Obesity: The Solutions? (Core)

YEAR 2 PGDip (A choice of 3 modules):
- The Obese Person (Core)
- Obesity and Reproductive Health
- Paediatric Obesity
- Nutritional Approaches to Obesity
- Comparative Approaches to Obesity Care Services
- Specialist Obesity Care Services

YEAR 3 MSc (2 modules from PGDip and the following):
- Research in Health and Social Care
- Research Dissertation


Graduates of this course will enhance their knowledge and expertise in the area of obesity care and management. The course develops confident, highly skilled practitioners with a well-rounded understanding of the obesity problem and how to practically treat and manage it. It will give them the knowledge to make an impact in helping deal with the obesity epidemic.

LSBU Employability Services

LSBU is committed to supporting you develop your employability and succeed in getting a job after you have graduated. Your qualification will certainly help, but in a competitive market you also need to work on your employability, and on your career search. Our Employability Service will support you in developing your skills, finding a job, interview techniques, work experience or an internship, and will help you assess what you need to do to get the job you want at the end of your course. LSBU offers a comprehensive Employability Service, with a range of initiatives to complement your studies, including:

- direct engagement from employers who come in to interview and talk to students
- Job Shop and on-campus recruitment agencies to help your job search
- mentoring and work shadowing schemes.

Teaching and learning

We advise that each module requires approximately 200 study hours to complete. All modules are assessed using student selected case or project material together with active participation in Discussion Forums.

Study is on a part-time basis helping to reduce the intensity of effort required. These features combine to make the MSc in Obesity Care and Management truly unique in its ability to suit the needs of even the most time-strapped professional.

Visit the Obesity Care and Management (MSc/PGDip/PGCert) page on the London South Bank University website for more details!

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