E-Learning

Best practices for obesity treatment are evolving all the time. Let us stay on top of things for you with SCOPE E-Learning.

World Obesity Federation - SCOPE

Our e-learning modules provide expert knowledge on obesity and its various comorbidities. All of our modules are authored by leading obesity experts, and the majority are available for free.

They can be accessed on your computer or smartphone and are available in English, Spanish, French and Portuguese.

 

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SCOPE Core
Learning Path

Our Core Learning Path contains all the essential information on obesity management. After completing the eight-module course, you will have a clear understanding of the causes of obesity, the regulation of body weight, the complications of obesity, how to raise the issue of obesity with patients, how to take a history and conduct an examination, how to help patients achieve long lasting weight loss, and how to address obesity in children and adolescents.

Modules include: Causes of Obesity, Starting the Patient Dialogue, Complications of Obesity.

SCOPE points: 4 credits

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Completing the Core Learning Path and supplementary modules may make you eligible for SCOPE Certification - the only internationally recognised certification in obesity management. 
 

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Childhood Obesity

From Diagnosis
to Treatment

This six-module course provides a comprehensive overview of how to effectively treat and manage obesity and overweight in children and adolescents. Topics discussed include: the identification of early risk factors; the impact of diet, fitness and psychological issues; comorbidities associated with child and adolescent obesity; and the growing impact of the double burden of malnutrition. Treatment plans are provided based on the latest scientific research, allowing health professionals treating children with obesity to set realistic and effective goals and objectives.

SCOPE points: 3 credits

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Free Supplementary

Modules

We brought together a faculty of internationally recognised experts in different areas of obesity treatment to develop courses that complement the Core Learning Path. Our numerous supplementary modules are completely free of charge. They expand on specific issues related to obesity and the latest developments in the field, and can be accessed by simply signing up to SCOPE.

SCOPE points: 0.5 - 1 credit per course

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Key featured modules...

Obesity and
COVID-19

In this module, Dr Ryan discusses the links between obesity and COVID-19 and the underlying biologic mechanisms of this association, outlining strategies for the effective treatment of patients with obesity during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Telemedicine
in Obesity Care

This module by Dr Urudinachi provides an introduction to telemedicine and its use in obesity care and practice. It discusses the main benefits and challenges telemedicine presents to patients, practitioners and health systems.

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Obesity and
Mental Health

This two-part module by Dr Scholtz examines the relationship between living with obesity and mental disorders. It provides an overview of the psychologist’s or psychiatrist’s role in a multidisciplinary approach to management of obesity.

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The 5As of Obesity Management

Dr Sharma provides practical tools to guide primary care practitioners in obesity management. Learn how to Ask, Assess, Advise, Agree and Assist to bring your patients with obesity to a positive health outcome. Developed with Obesity Canada.

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Working with Individuals to Change Eating Habits

How to guide patients to develop a deeper understanding of eating habits, to make and sustain evidence based dietary changes relevant to health improvement and weight management, in a non-judgemental and supportive way. By Dr Grace.

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Understanding Patient Perspectives on Obesity

Personal viewpoints from both patients and healthcare professionals describing their feelings on fighting obesity and professional support. It considers the reasons why maintaining weight loss can be difficult for many patients. By Dr Pryke.

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Obesity and Ethnicity

This module by Dr Taheri provides an overview of the variations in obesity amongst different ethnic groups- in terms of perceptions, cultures and figures, and the possible reasons for this, with the aim of providing the best care.

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Weight Bias:
A Hidden Harm

This two-part module by Dr Puhl provides an overview of the nature and extent of weight bias experienced by youth and adults, with specific attention to consequences of weight bias for health and care.

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The Treatment of
Diabetes in Obesity

This course highlights the casual association between obesity and diabetes, exploring the methods of treating and addressing both conditions. It presents detailed lifestyle measures and explores the role of metabolic surgery.

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Parts of the SCOPE training programme have benefited from an Operating Grant under the European Union’s Third Health Programme.

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