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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.

 

OVERVIEW

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.

  DESIGNED FOR

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
  • Access 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
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    COURSE UNITS
    • Tutorial 1: Overview of obesity
    • Tutorial 2: Why is weight so hard to lose and so easy to regain?
    • Tutorial 3: Initial approach to the patient with obesity
    • Tutorial 4: Medical management of obesity 1: An introduction to lifestyle interventions
    • Tutorial 5: Medical management of obesity 2: Very low energy diets
    • Tutorial 6: Medical management of obesity 3: Pharmacotherapy
    • Tutorial 7: Surgical management of obesity
    • Tutorial 8: Managing weight in specific situations: Older adults, women planning pregnancy and people with T2DM
    ASSESSMENT
    • The assessment is submission of 8 self-assessments and 19 case studies.
    • A Certificate of Completion is provided upon satisfactory completion of the course.
    COURSE LEADERS COURSE DIRECTOR

    Dr Priya Sumithran

    COURSE COORDINATORS

    Prof Joseph Proietto

    Dr Cilla Haywood

    Delivery
    Title
    Management of Obesity
    Location
    Provider Type
    Education Provider
    Duration
    12 hours
    CPD Points
    This course meets the requirement for 2017 - 2019 triennium, which is a Category 1 (40 points) QI&CPD program.
    Price
    Free
    Price Details
    Original Price: $550 (inc. GST) Students/nurses/allied health professionals: $275 inc GST
    Location
    Online
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