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Obesity Care and Management PGCert / PGDip / MSc

Overview

Please note this course is offered by the College of Contemporary Health

Designed for healthcare professionals, to advance  your career in obesity care and management, the most prominent distinguishing feature of this course is the fact that it is delivered wholly online.

The modules in the Postgraduate Certificate in Obesity Care and Management critically review the latest research on obesity in order to prepare students to deal with the complexity of the condition, whilst ensuring a compassionate approach to dealing with those people requiring obesity care. The modules in the Postgraduate Diploma build on these skills whilst also allowing for specialisation in a particular area so that students may further develop their professional practice. You will then have the opportunity progress to the MSc where you can undertake an original research-based enquiry, in an area of personal interest, relevant to your specific area of professional practice. It is possible for students to enrol on individual modules to enhance their knowledge in a specific area.

All material is evidence-based and referenced using the latest research material. Current practice guidelines are taken from professional bodies including the Royal College of Physicians, Royal College of Nursing, British Psychological Society, the Academy of Royal Medical Colleges, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), and Public Health England (PHE). Comparisons are also made with guidelines in other countries to ensure students are acquainted with best practice from across the globe.

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Key course information - ordered by mode
Mode Duration Start date Location
Mode
Part-time PgCert
Duration
3 modules: 12 weeks per module
Start Date
January; April; September
Location
Southwark Campus
Mode
Part-time PgDip
Duration
PGCert and 3 modules: 12 weeks per module
Start Date
January; April; September
Location
Southwark Campus
Mode
Part-time top-up to MSc
Duration
PGDip and dissertation: 12 weeks per module
Start Date
January; April; September
Location
Southwark Campus

Modules

PGCert modules

  • Obesity: Causes and Consequences (Core)
  • Obesity: Behavioural Aspects (Core)
  • Obesity: The Solutions? (Core) 

PGDip (PGCert and a choice of 3 modules)

  • The Obese Person (Core)
  • Obesity and Reproductive Health
  • Paediatric Obesity
  • Nutritional Approaches to Obesity
  • Comparative Approaches to Obesity Care Services
  • Specialist Obesity Care Services
  • Research in Health and Social Care (core for MSc)

MSc (3 modules from PGDip and the following)

  • Research Dissertation

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Employability

Graduates of this course will enhance their knowledge and expertise in the area of obesity care and management. The course develops confident, highly skilled practitioners with a well-rounded understanding of the obesity problem and how to practically treat and manage it. It will give them the knowledge to make an impact in helping deal with the obesity epidemic.

Placements

Facilities

Teaching and learning

We advise that each module requires approximately 200 study hours to complete: 30 hours of presentations, 15 hours of peer discussion, 5 hours of tutorials and 150 hours of private study. All modules are assessed using student selected case or project material together with active participation in Discussion Forums.

Study is on a part-time basis helping to reduce the intensity of effort required. These features combine to make the MSc in Obesity Care and Management truly unique in its ability to suit the needs of even the most time-strapped professional.

Entry requirements

  • A Bachelor degree in a relevant health or social care, or biomedical discipline or evidence of equivalent health and/or social care experience which equates to Level 6 abilities eg working as a senior nurse/midwife or healthcare practitioner in a leadership or management role which requires evidence of critical analysis and evaluation. Students with such entry qualifications will take Obesity: Causes and Consequences at Level 6
  • Students should be working in a relevant area and have a minimum of one year experience
  • Proficiency in the English Language (equivalent to IELTS Level 7, min 6.5 in all components

How to apply

Instructions for Home/EU applicants
Mode Duration Start date Application code Application method
Mode
Part-time PgCert
Duration
3 modules: 12 weeks per module
Start date
January; April; September
Application code
4611
Application method
Mode
Part-time PgDip
Duration
PGCert and 3 modules: 12 weeks per module
Start date
January; April; September
Application code
4610
Application method
Mode
Part-time top-up to MSc
Duration
PGDip and dissertation: 12 weeks per module
Start date
January; April; September
Application code
4719
Application method

Course duration is dependent upon the number of modules taken within each study period. Each module runs for 12 weeks and more than one module can be taken in each study period.

Please apply via the College of Contemporary Health, the entire application process is online. To make an application, go to www.contemporaryhealth.co.uk/apply

Fees and funding

£1,185 per module

Low-interest financing options are available; please contact The College of Contemporary Health to discuss these options in further detail and to find an option that suits you best.

Case studies

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Prepare to start

To prepare for online study, The College of Contemporary Health offers a preparatory module: Introduction to Academic Online Learning

Enrolment and Induction

Enrolment takes place before you start your course. On completing the process, new students formally join the University. There will be an online data gathering exercise that you will complete yourself.

 
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