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GENA737 Obesity Prevention and Management

Determinants of obesity, evidence-based strategies for prevention and management, and the role of primary health care and community through individual, societal and environmental actions

This interdisciplinary paper will give an overview of the evidence base for individual, group, primary health care and community approaches, facilitating health professionals and community workers to develop a solid foundation of knowledge, skills and attitudes on which to deliver obesity prevention and management interventions.

Paper title Obesity Prevention and Management
Paper code GENA737
Subject General Practice
EFTS 0.2500
Points 30 points
Teaching period First Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for 2018 have not yet been set
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Restriction
GENA 733, GENX 733
Limited to
Limited to: PGCertGP, PGCertPHC,PGDipGP, PGDipHealSc, PGDipPHC, PGDipRPHP, MHealSc
Notes
Includes a residential period.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Environmental literacy, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.

Please also refer to the Department of Primary Health Care & General Practice Graduate Profile.
Paper Structure
Elective paper for: Postgraduate Certificate in Primary Health Care (PGCertPHC) and Postgraduate Diploma in Primary Health Care (PGDipPHC)

Compulsory Paper for: Postgraduate Certificate and Diploma in Health Sciences (PGCertHealSc and PGDipHealSc) endorsed in Obesity Prevention and Management

Material is presented in self-directed learning modules covering the following topics:
  • Aetiology of obesity
  • Evidence for prevention and management of obesity
  • Systems and drivers for change in prevention and management of obesity
  • Attitudes towards obesity: stigma, bias and associated ethical considerations
  • Planning and implementing change in primary health care and community settings
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this paper, the student will:
  • Critically appraise the evidence basis for primary health care and community based prevention and management of obesity
  • Apply knowledge and skills required for the prevention and management of obesity in own workplace environment
  • Contribute towards a system-wide approach to the prevention and management of obesity in New Zealand with appreciation of other's roles
  • Approach obesity prevention and management in a non-stigmatising and ethical manner
Eligibility
Suitable for health professionals and community workers from a range of disciplines

Enrolments for this paper are limited, and it requires departmental permission. View more information about limitations of enrolment.
Contact
primarycare.distance@otago.ac.nz
Teaching Arrangements
One compulsory residential programme in Wellington: Wednesday 11 - Friday 13 April 2018.
Other learning at a distance via Blackboard, online videoconferencing and self-directed.

Study Skills support is provided through automatic enrolment in the no-charge Study Skills Blackboard GENA700, which contains resources and technology support and is accompanied by monthly Zoom Study Skills videoconferences.
Teaching staff
Convenor: Lesley Gray
Textbooks
All resources available either via Blackboard or other online resources.

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Timetable

First Semester

Location
Wellington
Teaching method
This paper is taught through Distance Learning
Learning management system
Blackboard