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Paediatric Nutrition and Obesity - PMED5102

Year - 2018

This unit examines the worldwide status and trends in child and adolescent obesity, incorporating a focus on paediatric nutrition. It explores the determinants, clinical assessment, medical complications, management and prevention of this important public health problem. There is a close integration of epidemiology, basic science and best available evidence in management and prevention into clinically based scenarios. Our aim is to provide you with a broad knowledge base and ability to apply scientific theory and clinical evidence to the diagnosis and management of obesity in childhood. This will include grounding in the complex social, cultural and environmental factors contributing to the continuance of childhood obesity throughout the world.

Online. Students will spend approx 10 hours/week (x 13 weeks) engaging in case-based learning, incl. online discussion of case scenarios, self-directed case reviews and literature appraisal. Regular access to an internet connected computer is vital.

2x1000word essay (40%), MCQ exam (10%), and participation in online forum (50%)

Additional information
This unit of study is only offered in odd numbered years


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Faculty: Medicine (Sydney Medical School)

Semester 2

30 Jul 2018

Department/School: Children's Hospital at Westmead Clinical School
Study Mode: Online
Census Date: 31 Aug 2018
Unit of study level: Postgraduate
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: No
Faculty/department permission required? No
More details
Unit of Study coordinator: Professor Louise Baur, Dr Shirley Alexander
HECS Band: 3
Courses that offer this unit

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