The Science of Weight Loss

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The Science of Weight Loss


This short course focuses on the science of weight loss, including a discussion about energy balance, hormonal influences and psychosocial factors in relation to weight management. The course also explores how the human body gains fat and resists weight loss alongside a discussion about calorie counting and the importance of protein in weight management.

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The learning outcomes of this course are:

1. Explain energy balance

2. Explain the physiology of fat gain

3. Identify and explain factors that influence weight gain.

Additional information

Course type

Short course

Delivery method




Nominal hours


Assessment method

Case Studies, Short answer questionnaire

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