Gain the knowledge to help reduce obesity and promote a healthy lifestyle and society.
In this POLHN self-paced program, you will learn about how WHO defines obesity by BMI, the fundamental causes of obesity and overweight, as well as the consequences.
This course begins with the presentation of key facts regarding obesity and overweight. Next, you will learn how obesity is a disease and the best strategies for its reduction. Finally, WHO responses to obesity are discussed.
This self-paced online course caters to the needs of the health workers by enhancing their knowledge and understanding of the global epidemic of overweight and obesity. This includes statistical insights, causative factors, short- and long-term health implications, preventive strategies and management strategies of this global health and lifestyle problem. Moreover, the course also provides information from the perspective of the Pacific island countries (PICs).
This course covers:
- What is overweight and obesity;
- The causes and consequences of obesity and overweight in children and adults;
- Global statistics regarding the issue;
- Obesity and associated problems in the PICs;
- Health risks associated with overweight and obesity
- Strategies for the promotion of healthy lifestyle choices; and
- Obesity prevention strategies.
Module - 1: Overweight and Obesity - General Description
Module - 2: Quick Statistics from Around the Globe
Module - 3: Obesity in the Pacific Island Countries (PICs)
Module - 4: Childhood Overweight and Obesity
Module - 5: Adult Overweight and Obesity
Module - 6: Health Risks Associated with Overweight and Obesity
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This self-paced course has been designed in a manner that enhances understanding of the core concepts and provides easy to access learning materials. The course uses a range of study material such as pre-recorded videos, lecture slides, quizzes and assignments, and is developed by a team of dedicated health education experts.
Connect with other students through the discussion forum, where you can easily discuss the course or debate the ideas. Need more help? Your instructors are also available online to answer any questions you might have.
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POLHN self-paced courses are recognised by Pacific Ministries of Health. Once you have successfully completed the course, you will receive an official certificate. This certificate can be used for credit to gain CPD points.
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This course helps in enhancing understanding of overweight and obesity, covering statistical insights, causative factors, broad-term health implications, preventive strategies and management of lifestyle problems.
Obesity and Overweight
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