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185215 - Management of Obesity

  • : Online

This online course includes scientific background and practical clinical information aimed at health practitioners involved in the assessment and treatment of people with obesity. Clinical case studies and interactive questions are designed to maximise engagement and learning. In recent years, advances have been made in our understanding of the biology of obesity, which has led to the development of new treatment approaches. Management of Obesity is an online course developed by physicians specialising in obesity research and clinical practice. The course is designed to provide an evidence-based approach for managing patients who are seeking treatment for obesity.

Relevance to General Practice

The course is suitable for all clinicians involved in the management of patients with obesity, including general practitioners, physicians, doctors in training, dietitians, allied health professionals and students.

Learning outcomes
  • Assess patients with obesity using Edmonton Obesity Staging System (EOSS) and set appropriate system-based treatment goals
  • Explain body weight regulation to patients
  • Construct an evidence-based treatment plan for obesity management
  • Assess a patient's suitability for intensive weight management interventions including very-low energy diets, pharmacotherapy and bariatric surgery
  • List the routine monitoring and medication adjustments recommended for patients prescribed a very-low-energy diet
  • Domains of General Practice

    D1. Communication skills and the patient-doctor relationship

    D2. Applied professional knowledge and skills

    D3. Population health and the context of general practice

    D4. Professional and ethical role

    D5. Organisational and legal dimensions

    Curriculum Contextual Units
    • Aboriginal and Aboriginal Torres Strait Islander health
    • Adult health
    185215 - Management of Obesity
    Provider Type
    Education Provider
    12 hrs
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    CPD Points
    40 cpd
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