Obesity is a global epidemic and a leading cause of several major non-communicable diseases including Type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease and some cancers. Prevention and management is critical in reducing the considerable health costs of obesity. The Postgraduate Diploma in Obesity and Weight Management will focus on enabling healthcare professionals to acquire the necessary knowledge and skills to treat patients effectively.
On completion of the course, graduates will be able to demonstrate:
A systematic understanding of the care of patients in obesity and weight management.
A critical awareness of current issues affecting the care of patients undertaking weight and obesity management treatments.
An advanced knowledge of obesity and weight management that will facilitate decision-making in unpredictable and/or complex situations.
An ability to use knowledge to adapt professional practice to meet the changing demands of healthcare systems.