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OBPM402 Psychosocial Factors in Obesity Prevention and Management

A broad look at the obesogenic environment from a governmental sociological perspective to the individual's psychological risk factors, with particular reference to Māori and Pasifika.

Paper title Psychosocial Factors in Obesity Prevention and Management
Paper code OBPM402
Subject Obesity Prevention and Management
EFTS 0.1250
Points 15 points
Teaching period First Semester
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

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 obesity related psychological and sociological issues.
  • Apply knowledge and skills required for the prevention and management of obesity related psychological and sociological issues in own workplace environment and scope of practice.
  • Contribute towards a system-wide approach to the prevention and management of obesity related psychological and sociological issues in New Zealand with appreciation of other’s roles.
  • Approach obesity prevention and management in a non-stigmatising and ethical manner.
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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Textbooks

Readings will be indicated on Moodle.

Teaching Arrangements

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

Teaching staff

To be confirmed.

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Timetable

First Semester

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