- Weight loss
- Weight loss maintenance
- Healthier lifestyles
- Better clinical outcomes
Delivered completely online through podcasts, video and e-learning units to seamlessly fit into all health professionals’ busy life and work schedules.
On completion healthcare professionals will gain a course completion certificate as well as 10 CPD hours.
This course offers an introduction to the many factors that cause and contribute to obesity.
So why is this course useful to you? Research has identified gaps in knowledge and skills among primary care in community based health professionals regarding obesity management. Some of these include: a low awareness in use and guidance of obesity management, a lack of culturally appropriate materials and language barriers, a lack of information on obesity management and prevention, a perceived lack of expertise in motivating patients, a belief that health professionals have limited impact on outcome and that the patient is responsible for lack of success, and a lack of clear and consistent messages on best practice.
While most health professionals recognise they have a role in giving obesity advice as part of their chronic disease management and health promotion remit, communicating with patients about obesity is challenging, complex and at times a very sensitive issue to discuss. In addressing some of these issues we hope this course will give you the confidence you need to inspire you, your colleagues and your patients towards successful weight loss.