The research about human body weight is mountainous. Most people accept unquestioningly that weight and health are closely linked. The assumption that increased weight causes poor health outcomes is widespread in medical and cultural discourse but the reality is much more interesting. This course will help you to learn how to ‘unpack’ weight related research, be it weight loss intervention research, obesity research, or population-wide epidemiological studies, in order to interpret and discuss findings for their actual value, while weeding out weight biased rhetoric. Also covered is an overview of weight neutral interventions which incorporate health promoting behaviours, enhanced body image and self acceptance.
This course is self-paced and should take approximately 5 hours to complete. The learning content consists of videos and written materials. The assessment tasks include quizes to check your understanding of important concepts and a reflective task to consolidate your learning. Upon successful completion of the assessment tasks you will be issued with a certificate of completion. Health, Not Diets is recognised by the Queensland Department of Education and Training (Australia) as a provider of employment-related training and participants may be eligible to claim the time spent completing the course as continuing professional development/education.
Please note: this course is for educational purposes only and is designed to enhance your skills in human weight-related research appraisal. It is not a clinical intervention program.
Cost: $79 AUD – Enter ‘FRIENDS’ through this booking link for a $20 discount!