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Obesity and Weight Management
MSc / Postgraduate Diploma / Postgraduate Certificate
This full-time or part-time course commenced in Sept '06 and is run in association with the National Obesity Forum. It was the first of its type in the UK and is delivered by a team of experienced academics, GPs, hospital doctors, surgeons, dietitians, nutritionists, exercise specialists and psychologists.
Come to our Postgraduate Open Day on Saturday 4th June to find out more about this course.
|Campus||Parkgate Road Campus, Chester|
|Course||MSc / Postgraduate Diploma / Postgraduate Certificate|
|Length||1 Year full-time, 2-4 Years part-time|
The need for professional development in obesity and weight management, particularly for the wide range of health professionals dealing with clients and patients for whom overweight and obesity are key contributors to illness and poor recovery rates, is now clearly evident.
While this multidisciplinary course is focused on professional development aimed at healthcare professionals from worldwide, it is also suitable for newly qualified graduates aspiring to work in this high profile area.
You can Apply online for the Obesity and Weight Management course.
*The fee information is intended as a guide only.
*Fees can be paid in full or through flexible monthly payments.
The MSc course consists of six taught modules and a research project.
Each taught module is assessed by a 4,000-word written assignment or its equivalent - e.g. poster presentation. There are no formal examinations.
Following the completion of six taught modules, MSc students are required to undertake a programme of personal research. Projects may be laboratory-based at the University, or work-based, and students are under the direction of an individually allocated supervisor.
The course was designed: (i) to provide postgraduate education and training opportunities for health professionals; and (ii) to provide opportunities for those aspiring to work in this high profile field.
There is a wide range of career opportunities in this area which is high on the government agenda as one of the urgent areas of public health that needs to be tackled. Many of our students have successfully found jobs with primary care trusts and local authorities across the UK.
The course is open to candidates with a minimum of a lower second class honours degree in a related subject area, or equivalent professional qualifications. Consideration will also be given to applicants with relevant work experience, background knowledge and skills.