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In this course, we’ll look at the facts and misconceptions around obesity and discuss key physiological and psychological concepts around the brain’s control of appetite and body weight. We’ll consider the biological and environmental pressures that make it easy to gain weight (and hard to lose it!). Most importantly, we'll give you the opportunity to reflect on your own knowledge and assumptions around the subject. We deliver course materials as a mixture of videos, audio-only MOOCcasts, and a selection of short readings. There are short weekly quizzes, a peer-reviewed exercise, and discussion activities on the forum. These will help you prepare for the final project. In it, you are invited to demonstrate your evidence-informed understanding and express how you'll develop it beyond the course. The course features Citizen Science projects. We'll collect data from you (anonymously, of course) and use it to drive participant-led discussions of controversial ideas. In this way, we hope to explore ideas around diet and obesity. These projects also give a taste of how scientific evidence is collected and interpreted by scientists, and give some indication how much there still is to discover and understand....

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15 de abr. de 2022

The course opens the door to a better understanding of obesity, through a simple but evidence-based explanation. It is highly recommended for anyone wishing to learn about obesity without bias.


26 de abr. de 2021

Enjoyed every minute of this learning experience. Appreciate the layout of the course, content, relevance to my work, and the global needs of the current day! Thank you.

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por Ange R

1 de oct. de 2017

Great for a podcast-type learning experience. I question some of the research results they mention, which is my only concern. Otherwise a great course and very educational! Corrects a lot of common misconceptions and does a good job of getting in-depth without being specialized.

por Helen B C

7 de may. de 2018

This course was really interesting, it covered a wide range of topics and supported assertions with evidence. It was quite quick and easy to complete, but I certainly learned new ways to tackle my own unhealthy eating habits. Thank you

por Monica

21 de ago. de 2017

Updated introduction and understanding of this popular topic in health. Worth to take time to learn not only for health promoter but those want to help friends and family members on this.

por Valerie H

27 de ago. de 2021

F​inally I have an opportunity to learn more about obesity, now I can understand it a bit more but this is a nice base. I hope in the future will have some other course for advance.

por Borbála B

2 de nov. de 2017

It is a great course but I didn't was so happy when I could only listen. I prefer the videos, this is why I give only 4 stars. But it was really interesting, thanks a lot!

por Afonso J

10 de ene. de 2018

Great experience

This was great experience, with thouthful insight’s.

Looking forward for STEP 2 - Episode 2, “UNDERSTANDING OBESITY_Univ Edinburgh”…

por Rosario C d l G V

27 de ago. de 2020

Course was great, but it was unfortunate many sections where blocked therefore,I took so long to complete it

por ahmed a

9 de mar. de 2022

this course changed some of my prospectives related to obesity is so benificial

por Kate B

7 de mar. de 2019

Why wasn't the world's sedentary lifestyle not discussed as a cause of weight gain?

por Sara S C C

21 de jun. de 2022

Good information but poorly constructed/maintained course structure.

por Anna M

15 de jul. de 2021

good layout and easy to follow and keep up to date on the course

por Dahlila V

29 de abr. de 2021

This is a great course for a beginner to take. Thank you.

por Dr. S

16 de sep. de 2020

Role of gut microbiota on obesity should be included

por yim f H

8 de may. de 2022

A good course! Enjoyed the quizzes! Thank you!

por Fumio S

19 de sep. de 2018

It was a very interesting lecture.

por Ahmad A

6 de ene. de 2018

thanks for an excellent course

por Julie M

24 de may. de 2021


por Dr . P A B

9 de mar. de 2022

It would have been bettrer with biochem,ical basis or the obesity to occur was explained.

It was still a great experienvce to know few of the fact to know about the obesity and understanding the unspoken causes for it.

por Sean W

13 de ene. de 2021

A Good Introduction to the field, certainly easy to absorb informative and short enough to establish the current areas of interaction in the realm.

I recommend.

por Iram A

6 de dic. de 2017

Because can only take the final quiz once and its not really related to what i studied... :(

por Mark

25 de ago. de 2017

Covers the basics well, but a little more simplistic than I was expecting.