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Obesity and Weight Management MSc





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The Obesity and Weight Management MSc awarded by the University of South Wales (USW) is a comprehensive, part-time, online post-graduation programme designed to equip healthcare professionals with the expertise required to support individuals living with obesity. Led by industry experts, this course has been enrolling students since 2015. It focusses on extending medical knowledge and enhancing patient care and procedural skills, aligning with the six competency domains of the Obesity Medicine Education Collaborative.

The Obesity and Weight Management MSc aims to produce graduates with a profound and contemporary understanding of obesity science and weight management. It emphasises developing graduates who can advocate for non-biased policies and practices in obesity care, understand the complex nature of obesity in various cultural and international contexts, and lead evidence-based patient care. Additionally, the course enhances leadership skills and equips graduates with extensive knowledge of research methods to contribute to the scientific evidence base in obesity and weight management.

With a modern and industry-focussed approach, acclaimed for its professional health education, this PG programme is accredited by the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS) and SCOPE. It offers a flexible learning environment suitable for diverse healthcare professionals, including GPs, nurses, dieticians, and counsellors. The programme duration is 24 months, with classes comprising 15 to 20 students, ensuring personalised attention and an interactive learning experience. This course blends theoretical understanding with practical application, preparing professionals for leadership roles in obesity and weight management.

  • Aligned with Obesity Medicine Education Collaborative's standards, it concentrates on obesity and weight management
  • Flexible learning caters to professional commitments with its part-time and fully online options
  • Emphasises extensive research knowledge and application in obesity management
  • Aims to facilitate professional growth through career advancement opportunities
1. Course enrolment <ul> <li><strong>How can I enrol in the Medvarsity courses?</strong></li> </ul> <p>You can enrol in a course by clicking on the “<strong>Buy Now</strong>” option available on the course page that you want to opt for.</p>
2. Course delivery <ul> <li><strong>Are classes available offline?</strong></li> </ul> <p>The entire course content is delivered online.</p> <ul> <li><strong>Are the courses available in other languages?</strong></li> </ul> <p>All the courses are written and presented in English only.</p>
3. Assessments <ul> <li><strong>How are course assessments structured?</strong></li> </ul> <p></p> <p>The MSc course in Obesity and Weight Management utilizes clinical scenarios to enhance problem-solving and critical analysis abilities. It ensures consistent assessment formats throughout the initial seven modules, with expert tutors guiding discussions. The final module involves a project relevant to professional practice. Regular engagement with the online format is vital, with a recommended daily study duration of two hours.</p> <p>The assessment breakdown is as follows: In year 1, assessments consist of the Academic Forum (40%), Module Assignment (20%), Reflective Journal (10%), Case-based Examination (30%), and Individual Activity (20%). Year 2 assessments encompass Research Methodologies, Critical Appraisal, submission of a Professional Project Proposal, and the completion of a Professional Project.</p>
4. Certification <ul> <li><strong>What certification will I get at the end of the course?</strong></li> </ul> <p>The Certificate of Completion will be provided by the University of South Wales upon successful completion of the programme.</p>
5. Feedback <ul> <li><strong>What if I have any concerns regarding the program delivery or suggestions to improve the quality of the course?</strong></li> </ul> <p>For any feedback regarding the course, you can write to us at “[email protected].”</p>