Understanding the Science and Reality of Obesity for Better Patient Care

E-Learning Module

Welcome to the module Understanding the Science and Reality of Obesity for Better Patient Care, where we share information about the science of obesity, personal experiences of patients and healthcare professionals, quick tips for best practice and opportunities to reflect on your practice. Positive interactions with a healthcare professional can help patients better understand the science and complexity of obesity, their personal health risks, and their options in a more empowered way.

This training should take about 1 hour to complete.

Learning objectives for the module

  • Summarise the environmental and biological factors that can influence people’s body weight and risks for obesity
  • Recognise how weight stigma is relevant and can negatively impact patient care
  • Identify opportunities to have better conversations about weight and health in your practice

If you are claiming CPD credit, be sure to complete the module and provide your professional information.

Introduction Video

Watch this short introduction video with Dr. Terri-Lynne South (General Practitioner who specialises in obesity, is a registered dietitian, and chairperson of the RACGP Specific Interest in Obesity Medicine group) to learn my about why this module my be important for you.

Thank You

Thank you to the many people who have contributed to this collaboratively developed module. We would like to specifically highlight the above and beyond contributions of Dr. Terri-Lynne South, Andrew Wilson and the Weight Issues Network (WIN) team, Rachel Russell, Catherine Smith, Dr. John Dixon, Dr. Liz Sturgiss and Dr. Katherine Williams and her team at the Nepean Family Metabolic Health Service. Thank you to NSW Health for financial and project support in developing the module and for a support grant from Impact Obesity.