Obesity (2CE)

Obesity

Total Hours: 2

No Book to Buy - Online Text

Unlimited Test Retakes

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Course delivery method and format: self-paced online training.

Course Requirements:

1. Course Reading,

2. Online PostTest

3. Course Evaluation.

After successfully completing the Course Reading, PostTest and Evaluation a certificate of completion will be issued online.

Course Presenter: Ann West, M.A. has over 30 years of experience as a Licensed Clinical Psychotherapist. She’s currently the clinical director for Vista Continuing Education. She creates, designs and implements online training programs for mental health professional.

Intermediate level course

Course Description:  Overweight and obesity result from a complex interaction between genes and the environment characterized by long-term energy imbalance due to a sedentary lifestyle, excessive caloric consumption or both. They develop in a sociocultural environment characterized by mechanization, sedentary lifestyle, and ready access to abundant food.  A substantial body of research does exist on the health risks of overweight and obesity, and on methods for treatment. This course will examine the research.

Objectives:

1. The clinician will be able to describe the current rate of obesity and apply it to morbidity.

2. The clinician will be able to explain "Dyslipidemia" and why it is important to predicting outcome in obesity research.

3. The clinician will be able to discover how specific genes in human obesity of body fat content has been obtained from studies.