Introduction to the causes, consequences, and treatment of obesity. Fall.
Dates: July 1 - August 9, 2019
The goal of NFS 063 is to develop a basic understanding of the Who, What, When, Where and Why of the obesity epidemic. My hope is also to have you all appreciate the pros and cons of various treatment and prevention options so that you can all contribute to the solution.
Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to: • Read a variety of published literature on the topic of nutrition and obesity and critically identify the main points and scientific evidence behind the articles. • Interpret graphs and charts related to obesity • Define clinical obesity and understand its causes and consequences; both biological and environmental. • Identify appropriate obesity treatment and prevention options. • Identify the veracity and significance of various current news items related to obesity.
There are required readings for the course every week as well as recorded lectures that must be reviewed; Evaluation includes weekly quizzes, 3 exams and weekly discussion board posts.
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