Understanding Obesity

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This course looks at obesity, involving you in:

  • discussions on key physiological and psychological concepts around the brain’s control of appetite and body weight
  • consideration of biological and environmental pressures
  • reflection on your own knowledge and assumptions.

We deliver course materials as a mixture of videos, podcasts and short readings. In the final project you are invited to demonstrate your evidence-informed understanding and express how you'll develop it beyond the course.

An insightful course for anyone interested in understanding different perspectives on how we tackle this global issue.

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Learner reviews
I learned how obesity is more than a health problem - it is also an economic problem. We need to create new policies and be more aware about this epidemic illness.
  • Programme type
    Course: study a subject through videos, articles, discussions and quizzes
  • Cost and certification
    Free, with option to upgrade for a certificate
  • Duration
    4 weeks
  • Weekly effort
    2-3 hours
  • Difficulty level
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