School of Nursing & Midwifery

Childhood Obesity Management

Short Course - 15 credits at SCQF level 9 |15 credits at SCQF level 11

Childhood Obesity Management 15 Credits Level 9 | 15 Credits Level 11
This course aims to give you a comprehensive understanding of the causes and consequences of childhood obesity, and to evaluate approaches to its treatment and prevention.
This course has one study option
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Mode of Attendance
  • Online Learning
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  • Part Time
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10 weeks
  • The biology of growth and maturation
  • Definitions and pathways of growth and identification of the overweight / obese child
  • Systematic review of interventions to treat and prevent childhood obesity based on school, family and environment
  • Energy balance behaviours in children, and examples of recent research in this area across a range of themes
  • Debate over parental responsibility and child neglect in extreme cases of child obesity

This course is assessed through written assignment. 

Academic Support

The Disability & Dyslexia Centre advises and supports students who disclose a sensory or mobility impairment, chronic medical condition, mental health issue, dyslexia and other specific learning differences. Applicants are encouraged to arrange a pre-entry visit to discuss any concerns and to view the facilities.

Disability & Dyslexia Centre 

Study Skills Support

The Study Support Team provides training and support to all students in:

  • Academic writing
  • Study skills (note taking, exam techniques, time management, presentation)
  • Maths and statistics
  • English language
  • Information technology support

Study Skills Support

This module is suitable for those with an appropriate honours degree or equivalent professional qualification with evidence of relevant work experience.

IELTS overall band score of 7 or equivalent TOEFL score for international students.

UK/EU Students: £650

International Students: £1,165

Additional Costs

The following course-related costs are not included in the course fees:

Course fees are reviewed periodically and so are subject to change for new applicants. All tuition fees are fixed for the duration of a course at the rate confirmed in your offer letter. You will also be liable to pay a graduation fee of £40 before receiving a University award.

Other Fees and Charges


For new intakes course fees are reviewed and published annually for each mode of delivery. Tuition fees are fixed for the duration of a course at the rate confirmed in the offer letter.  For further information see:


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