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OBPM401 Medical and Surgical Management of Obesity

The medical issues to be considered in treatment and management of obesity, including genetics, sleep, fertility, continence, appetite and pharmacology, and surgical indications and complications.

Paper title Medical and Surgical Management of Obesity
Paper code OBPM401
Subject Obesity Prevention and Management
EFTS 0.1250
Points 15 points
Teaching period Not offered in 2019
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,400.75
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $4,934.75

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Limited to
Limited to: PGCertPHC, PGDipHealSc, PGDipPHC, PGDipPhty, PGDipSEM, MHealSc, MPhty
Contact

Course Administrator: obesity.distance@otago.ac.nz

Textbooks

Readings will be indicated on Moodle.

Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Environmental literacy, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
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Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this paper students will be able to:

  • Critically appraise the evidence basis for primary health care & community based prevention and management of medical and surgical conditions associated with overweight & obesity.
  • Apply knowledge and skills required for the prevention and management of medical and surgical conditions associated with overweight & obesity in own workplace environment and scope of practice.
  • Contribute towards a system-wide approach to the prevention and management of medical and surgical conditions associated with obesity in New Zealand with appreciation of other’s roles.
  •  Approach obesity prevention and management in a non-stigmatising and ethical manner.
Teaching Arrangements

This is an interprofessional distance taught paper. Paper resources including four modules with required readings, Zoom video conference workshops and associated assignments with additional study resources will be made available on HS Moodle. 

Teaching staff

Academic Co-ordinator: Dr Hamish Osborne

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Timetable

Not offered in 2019

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught through Distance Learning
Learning management system
Moodle