Adult Weight Management
Delivered by Dympna Pearson and Clare Grace [authors of Weight Management A practitioners Guide], this course delivers a succinct update on current evidence, and the challenges of its practical application. It is conveniently delivered in one day and will include important take home messages that can be applied to everyday practice. Programme highlights include what and how to assess, evidenced based dietary treatments, reflecting on attitudes and stigma, community support for the bariatric patient and measuring service outcomes.
An essential weight management update for practitioners working in tier 2 and 3 providing an overview of the latest evidence and its practical application.
Dietary modification is central to weight management and remains important when drug therapy or surgical treatment are deemed appropriate. Given that dietitians play such a pivotal role in the design and delivery of weight management services it is important we are confident in our knowledge of the latest evidence and it's practical application. This day will conveniently summarise the latest research while providing an opportunity to reflect on practice, share expertise and consider how common challenges may be overcome
The course provides a solid foundation for further training in weight management.
To update participant’s knowledge, understanding and confidence in the management of obesity in the tier 2 & 3 settings.
On completion of the course each participant should be able to:
Learning activities: These will include lectures, interactive discussions, video demonstrations, case studies and role play.
Prior to the study day participants will be invited to anonymously complete an online knowledge quiz tailored to assess areas of knowledge related to the learning outcomes. This will be repeated following completion of the training, to help assess the effectiveness of the teaching.
Professionals working in Tier 2 and 3 services to include: doctors, nurses, dietitians, psychologists, physiotherapists, exercise specialist and non-clinical practitioners.