Take a deep dive with a comprehensive course
The research about human body weight is mountainous. Most people accept unquestioningly that weight and health are closely linked. The assumption that increased weight causes poor health outcomes is widespread in medical and cultural discourse but the reality is much more interesting. This course will help you to learn how to 'unpack' weight related research, be it weight loss intervention research, 'obesity' research, or population-wide epidemiological studies, in order to interpret and discuss findings for their actual value, while weeding out weight biased rhetoric. Also covered is an overview of weight neutral interventions which incorporate health promoting behaviours, enhanced body image and self acceptance.
Unpacking Energy Balance
Unpacking BMI: Health, Risk and Disease
Unpacking Intentional Weight Loss Efforts
Unpacking Weight Stigma
Health Supporting Behaviours
Size Inclusive Approaches
This course is self-paced and should take approximately 20 hours to complete. It is suitable for all healthcare providers and health researchers. The learning content consists of videos and written materials. The assessment tasks include quizzes to check your understanding of important concepts and reflective tasks to consolidate your learning. Upon successful completion of the assessment tasks you will be issued with a Certificate of Completion. Please note: this course is for educational purposes only and is designed to enhance your skills in human weight-related research appraisal. It is not a clinical intervention program.
This course is currently receiving an update and expansion and is being migrated over from the OpenLearning platform. It will be launched on Teachable in April 2023. Pre-purchase your enrolment (with a 20% discount) or register your interest for a 20% discount when it launches.