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Weight Management Course

Weight Imbalance : Obesity




Weight Imbalance : Obesity


  •    Measurement of Obesity

  •    Calculating Body Mass Index (BMI)

  •    Biologic and Medical Causes

  •    The Biologic Pathway to Appetite

  •    Specific Genetic Factors

  •    Medical or Physical Causes of Obesity

  •    Effects of Certain Medications

  •    Cultural and Emotional Causes

  •    Television and Sedentary Habits

  •    Fast Foods and Restaurant Eating

  •    Stress    

  •    Tissue adaptation to weight loss.

  •    Risk Factors

           - Risk by Age

           - Risk by Gender

           - Risk by Economic Group

           - Ethnic Groups

  •    Dietary Habits That Increase Risk

           - Night-Eating Syndrome

           - Binge Eating and Eating Disorders

           - Restrained Eating

           - Infrequent Eating

  •    Specific Groups at Risk

           - Anyone with Sedentary Lifestyles

           - Ex-Smokers

           - Shift-Workers

           - People with Disabilities

  •    Obesity in Children: Special Considerations

  •    Definition of Obesity in Children

  •    Causes and Risk Factors for Obesity in Children

           -  Lifestyle Factors

           -  Family History

           - Ethnic and Socioeconomic Factors

           - Factors Surrounding Birth

  •    Biologic Effect of Childhood Obesity on Adult Weight

  •    Health Consequences of Childhood Obesity

  •    Managing Overweight and Obese Children

  •    Complications

           - General Adverse Effects of Obesity

           - General Adverse Effects of Being Overweight (Not Obese)

           - Heart Disease and Stroke

           - Insulin Resistance, Type 2 Diabetes, and Metabolic Syndrome

           - Cancer

           - Reproductive and Hormonal Problems

           - Effects on the Lungs

           - Effect on the Liver

           - Sleep Disorders

           - Emotional and Social Problems

  •    Weight Loss and Maintenance

           - Key Components of a Lifestyle Change Program

           - Weight Management

           - Calorie Restriction

           - Fat and Sugar Substitutes

           - Fat Substitutes

           - Artificial Sweeteners.

  •    Liquid Meal Replacements

  •    Support Groups and Behavioral Approaches

           - Commercial and Non-Profit Support Programs for Weight Loss

           - Cognitive Behavioral Approaches and Psychosocial Aspects

           - Stress-Reduction Techniques

  •    Changing Sedentary Habits and Exercise

  •    Medications 

           - Over-the-Counter Weight Loss Products and Herbal Remedies

           - Warnings on Some Ingredients in Over-the-Counter Diet Products

  •     Orlistat (Xenical)

  •     Sibutramine (Meridia)

  •    Commercially available Nutricional Supplemnts

  •    Bariatric Surgery and Restrictive Banding Procedures

          - Side Effects and Complications

          - Medical nutrition therapy

Course Objective



The primary purpose of the course is to introduce the student to latest research in the filed of weight management and applied areas within the field.

  •   Develop a broad understanding of the field with respect to weight management

  •   Understand the basic nutrition and its impact on weight management.

  •   Understand the concept of obesity and its related complications.

  •   Understand the nutritional requirements of children and adults.

  •   Understand the effect of eating disorders on physical and psychological health.

  •   To gain knowledge about various commercial nutritional supplements and medicines for weight management.

  •   To plan diets in relation to weight management.


M.B.B.S, B.D.S, B.H.M.S, B.A.M.S, B.U.M.S, Dieticians, Physiotherapists, Fitness trainers and Health professionals.

Attendance Policy

  •  95 % Attendance is compulsory. (114 days out of 120 days). Any student who fails to abide by this rule will  be held up for giving final exams.

  •  Minimum percentage required to clear internal exams is 40%.

  •  The Personal Project must be turned in by the due date for credit. No late Projects/ assignments will be  accepted.

  •  It is expected that you attend all the class meetings, read lecture notes, and keep up with the reading  assignments as well as written assignments.

  •  Refer to this syllabus throughout the semester.

Grading System

    75% and above -   A

    60-74.9%         -   B

    50-59.9%         -   C                         

    Less than 50%   -   F (FAIL)

Course Requirement

  • Internal exams (3)

  • Individual assignments (2)

  • Group project (1)

  • Class assignments

Marking System

    Internal exams                   -    15% of total marks

    Individual assignments      -    10% of total marks

    Group project                    -     5% of total marks

    Class assignments              -     5 % of total marks

    Practical                            -     15% of total marks

    Final exam                         -     50% of total marks

Course Material

   Course Material will be provided.


  • Sr. Consulting Dietician (R.D.)

  • Professional Lecturers in the field of Clinical Nutrition

Passing Marks

  • 50%

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