Not offered in 2018
Examines the role of obesity, in contrast to lifestyle and environmental factors leading to obesity, as the first visible sign of metabolic problems and the role of Lifestyle Medicine in managing this.
- Epidemiology of obesity and overweight in Indigenous and non-Indigenous populations
- Obesity as a barometer of population health
- A systems approach to obesity management within a Lifestyle Medicine context
- Determinants of body weight outside the standard energy balance approach
- Levels and stages of intervention: Triaging options
- Individual and population strategies for weight management
Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.
Learning outcomes and graduate attributes
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||explain the connection between chronic illness and lifestyle||Intellectual rigour|
|2||utilise a systems approach to obesity and weight control management by dismantling the traditional ‘linear’ approach model (i.e. weight = energy in – energy out).||Intellectual rigour|
|3||recognise and assess problems of obesity and possible associated metabolic disorders||Ethical practice||Knowledge of a discipline|
|4||utilise knowledge about biological, environmental and psychological involvement in obesity and what can and cannot be modified||Ethical practice||Knowledge of a discipline|
|5||apply health promotion strategies to individuals and groups, aimed at reducing body weight and the common medical sequelae of obesity||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|6||provide assistance in the development of an effective weight management and health promotion program for an overweight individual||Intellectual rigour||Ethical practice|
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2018 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2
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