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Study Obesity Prevention and Management at Otago

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Overview

Obesity is a global epidemic and a major contributor to the health and economic burden of disease. The Postgraduate Certificate in Health Sciences (PGCertHealSc) and the Postgraduate Diploma in Health Sciences (PGDipHealSc) endorsed in Obesity Prevention and Management will give health professionals working in the area of obesity prevention and management a unique opportunity to be more fully educated about significant factors in the prevention and management of obesity, to ultimately improve professional practice and outcomes for clients/patients and the general community.

Suited to professionals working in areas such as primary health care, nutrition, exercise, health promotion and policy, or those in central government who wish to enhance their scope of professional practice, these qualifications have the potential to influence career paths and/or support leading an interprofessional obesity prevention and management team.

Contact details

Course coordinator
Dr Hamish Osborne

Email obesity.distance@otago.ac.nz

Qualifications

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Programme Requirements

Postgraduate Certificate in Health Sciences (PGCertHealSc) endorsed in Obesity Prevention and Management

Papers

GENA 737  Obesity Prevention and Management

One of:

Candidates should complete GENA 737 before proceeding to the other paper.

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Postgraduate Diploma in Health Sciences (PGDipHealSc) endorsed in Obesity Prevention and Management

Papers

GENA 737  Obesity Prevention and Management*

NUTN 404  Nutrition and Chronic Disease

SPME 711  Exercise Prescription

Further approved papers from the following lists to the value of at least 30 points, including at least one of OBPM 401-403:

*Candidates should complete GENA 737 before proceeding to the other paper.

Note: With the approval of the Programme Academic Co-ordinator, a Research Methods paper to the value of 30 points may be substituted by those planning to progress to MHealSc.

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