Obesity, malnutrition and nutritional deficiency are major contributory factors to the growing burden of non-communicable disease world-wide as well as to daily general practice workload. There is considerable evidence of effectiveness of primary care involvement, whether it is from delivering brief intervention messages, screening for malnutrition, applying motivational interviewing tactics or understanding when to refer through care pathways.
These introductory e-learning sessions give an outline of essential knowledge and basic skills in obesity management and are suitable for all primary care clinicians.
Completion of these six sessions can accrue 3 SCOPE points (Specialist Certification of Obesity Professional Education, run through the World Obesity Federation) for those wishing to pursue internationally recognised specialist training in obesity management. Further information about this arrangement is given in the resources section of each lesson.
Obesity and malnutrition podcast (September 2014) - Consider the GP’s role in the obesity pandemic, as well as equally important issues for people at risk of, or suffering from, malnutrition.
Start Obesity and Malnutrition course.
Time to complete this course: 3 hours 30 minutes
Date of publication: June 2014