Online Obesity Course To Explore Causes & Consequences

Present course on Obesity : Causes and Consequences is offered by University of Reading from FutureLearn platform. This 4-week course is aimed for anyone with an interest in understanding obesity and health, including healthcare professionals.

This course covers essential aspects of investigating how modern life is increasing levels of obesity around the world, and the wide-ranging consequences this has on individual lives and society as a whole. The course will start from 2nd May, 2016.

Course At A Glance

Length: 4 weeks
Effort:  3 hours/week
Subject: Obesity: Causes and Consequences
Institution: University of Reading and FutureLearn
Languages: English
Price:  Free
Certificate Available: Yes
Session:  Starts on 2nd May, 2016

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Providers Details

University of Reading is offering the course via renowned online platform FutureLearn. The University of Reading is ranked in the top 1% of universities in the world with a reputation for teaching, research and enterprise.

This course will provide you a multidisciplinary approach to obesity.

About This Course

Obesity is a global epidemic. As the world gets fatter, explore its impact on our health and  lives, with this free online course. Obesity is changing the world we live in. Across a wide range of sectors from the food industry to clothing design – we see the impact of the world’s growing waistline.

Perhaps the biggest impact obesity has is on our physical and psychological health, and the organisations and institutions that care for us. The MOOC will investigate the causes and consequences of obesity

In this free online course, we’ll investigate how modern life is increasing levels of obesity around the world, and the wide-ranging consequences this has on individual lives and society as a whole.

The course will explore the impact of abundant, cheap, high-calorie fast food; sedentary lifestyles; changing modes of transport; and increasing urbanisation.

Why Take This Course?

This is a free online course. Applicants can get a personalized, digital and printed certificate. Specialists from the University of Reading’s School of Chemistry, Food and Pharmacy will guide you through the latest research in the field, and discuss how a multidisciplinary approach can help tackle the obesity epidemic.

If you’re a healthcare professional, this course will offer you a taste of the University’s Certificate in Obesity Management.

Learning Outcomes

Over four weeks, we’ll ask:
-How do we define and measure obesity?
-What are the causes of obesity?
-What are the consequences of obesity on health?
-How is research into obesity helping us to understand the issue?

Instructors

Angela Alexander
-(Educator)

Requirements

This course is suitable for anyone with an interest in understanding obesity and health, including healthcare professionals.

How To Join This Course

Go to the course website link.
-Sign Up At FutureLearn
-Select a course and Join
-Once a course has started, applicant will be able to access the course material
-After the start date, student will be able to access the course by following the Go To Course link on My Courses page.
-Applicants can buy, to show that they have completed a FutureLearn course.
-On some FutureLearn courses, learners will be able to pay to take an exam to qualify for a Statement of Attainment. (These are university-branded, printed certificates that provide proof of learning on the course topic(s)).

Detailed Information

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