Five new SCOPE modules now available

NewsFive new SCOPE modules now available

Five brand new modules are available to access for free on the new SCOPE platform

We worked with leading experts to develop five brand new e-learning modules on important and often overlooked aspects of obesity management. Topics covered in our new courses include: understanding patient perspectives on obesity; binge eating disorder; obesity in intellectual disability; complications of obesity specific to males; and helping patients to change their eating habits. 

All five modules are available free of charge on the new SCOPE E-Learning platform in our updated, mobile-friendly format. The courses can be accessed in English, Spanish, Portuguese and French, and all translations feature voiceovers from native speakers. The modules also feature downloadable graphs and audio transcripts, plus references lists including links to free related articles in World Obesity's journals.

Read on to find out more!

NEW MODULE

Working with Individuals to Change Eating Habits

Author: Dr Clare Grace, UK

This module focuses on how health professionals can best guide their patients to develop a deeper understanding of their eating habits, to make and sustain evidence based dietary changes relevant to health improvement and weight management, and for patients to experience this process in a non-judgemental and supportive way.

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NEW MODULE

Male-Specific Complications of Obesity

Author: Prof Gary Wittert, Australia

This module discusses the complications of obesity that are specific to men. The focus is on endocrine, reproductive and urological conditions. The implications for these conditions and their interaction with other risk factors for cardiovascular and metabolic disorders are also discussed. 

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Intellectual Disability and Obesity

Authors: Prof Gary Wittert and Jayne Lehmann, Australia

People with an intellectual disability face a number of challenges that increase their risk of being overweight or having obesity. This module explores the reasons for this and how to break down the barriers to decrease this risk and create practical strategies to help them to optimise health outcomes.

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Binge Eating Disorder

Authors: Dr Denise Wilfley and Dr Ellen Fitzsimmons-Craft, USA

This module provides an overview of binge eating disorder, including its symptoms, prevalence, and associations with obesity. The presenter also explains how health care providers can screen patients for binge eating disorder and refer them to appropriate treatments.

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Understanding Patient Perspectives on Obesity

Author: Dr Rachel Pryke, UK

This module provides personal viewpoints from both patients and healthcare professionals describing their feelings around fighting obesity and around professional support. It considers the challenges in fighting obesity and the reasons why maintaining weight loss can be difficult for many patients.

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