Obesity 201

The Obesity Medicine online rotation will provide students with the opportunity to build on the expertise needed to address unique circumstances involved in the care of the patient with obesity. Students will develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary for a assess patients with obesity and develop treatment recommendations. This self-directed, online educational programming and dedicated reading assignments is divided into four modules. Each module with address one or more key components of obesity medicine and provide the foundational tools necessary address problem solving, patient assessment, and the coordination of health care for the individual with obesity.

With continually rising obesity rates, obesity will likely be the most common condition seen in clinical practice regardless of medical specialty.  Obesity medicine encompass a comprehensive approach to the evaluation and treatment of the patient with obesity. The student will be able to identify and evaluate both the causes and health consequences of obesity.  The medical treatment of obesity centers on the four pillars of obesity care:  Nutritional intervention, physical activity, behavioral therapy, and pharmacotherapy. The types and role of bariatric procedures is also addressed.  The student will become familiar with each of these modalities and learn how to incorporate each component into patient evaluation and treatment.  Patient care begins with a compassionate and empathetic approach, which is patient focused.  Engagement tools such as the 5 A’s and motivational interviewing are essential components of effective patient communication. Beyond basic knowledge, effective integration of obesity medicine must take into a broader scope of patient care including: prevention and screening; coordination of health care; continuity of service; and, family and community dynamics. Obesity medicine providers strive to treat their patients as part of the medical team, they endeavor to know their patient as a whole, and they make every effort to teach their patients how to achieve optimal health. Students are expected to complete the required readings, view the associated lecture modules and successfully complete questions at the end of each module.

Target Audience

advanced education and training in obesity medicine for health professional students

Learning Objectives

Assessment

1

Identify the different definitions of obesity

MK 1

2

Describe the basic regulators of appetite

MK 3

3

Identify genetic, environmental and cultural factors in obesity

MK 4

4

Recognize why obesity is a disease

MK 5

5

Identify adiposity-related diseases

MK 5

6

Initiate appropriate discussion of obesity with patients

IPCS 1

7

Recognize the essential history and physical exam components to an obesity evaluation

PCPS 1, 2

8

Use the essential diagnostic tests used in evaluation the patient with obesity

PCPS 3

Nutrition

1

Read nutrient labels

MK 8

2

Identify the characteristics of different types on nutrients

MK 8

3

Describe the hormonal concept of energy balance

MK 2

4

Review common dietary interventions

MK 8

Physical Activity

1

Recognize the benefits of physical activity improvement

MK 9

2

Describe the fundamentals of physical activity used in the treatment of obesity

MK 9

3

Identify the latest Physical Activity Guidelines

MK 7

4

Describe the components of an exercise prescription

MK 9

Behavioral Therapy

1

Recognize how behavior influences appetite

MK 2

2

Describe the role of neuromodulators in cognitive choice

MK 2

3

Utilize motivational interviewing techniques

MK 10, IPCS 1

3

Apply tools for behavioral therapy use to treat the patient with obesity

MK 10, PCPS 4

4

Recognize the impact of sleep disturbances on weight

MK 10

5

Identify common eating disorders

MK 5

6

Utilize people-first language with patients with obesity

IPCS 1, 2

7

Identify and avoid expressing bias when addressing patients with obesity

IPCS 1, 2, SBP 2

Pharmacotherapy

1

Explain the rationale for using anti-obesity medication

MK 2

2

Recommend approved anti-obesity medications

MK 11, MK 3

3

Recognize side effects and drug interactions of anti-obesity medications

MK 11 

4

Identify medications that promote weight gain and their alternatives

MK 11

Case Studies

1

Apply the patient history components relevant to obesity

PCPS 1

2

Apply the patient physical components relevant to obesity

PCPS 2

3

Recommend appropriate laboratory testing in the patient with obesity

PCPS 3

4

Develop an appropriate diagnosis list in a patient with obesity

MK 7

5

Develop an appropriate treatment plan in a patient with obesity

PCPS 5

Skills

1

Assign weight status based on BMI

MK 3

2

Engage in appropriate discussion of obesity with patients

IPCS 1

3

Apply the 5A’s model for patient interviewing

PCPS 4, 5

4

Apply the essential history and physical exam components to an obesity evaluation

PCPS 1

5

Recommend essential diagnostic tests used in evaluation the patient with obesity

MK 7,PCPS3

6

Read nutrition labels

MK 8

7

Utilize shared decision making in establishing a treatment plan

PCPS 5

8

Develop a nutrition plan to treat obesity

MK 8

9

Recommend an exercise prescription

MK 9

10

Apply components of motivational interviewing and cognitive behavioral therapy in patient care

MK 10

11

Make appropriate anti-obesity medication recommendations

MK 11

12

Develop a comprehensive obesity treatment plan

MK 13, PBLI 4, MSK 12

Additional Information

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Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 31.00 Participation
Course opens: 
07/01/2024
Course expires: 
07/01/2029
Cost:
$260.00

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