Nudge-it: Understanding obesity

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15 h
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  • 5 Sequences
  • Introductive Level

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Syllabus

  • Week 1: Evidence. The major aim of this course is to explore the evidence base for obesity science - whatwe know and what we don’t know. We'll highlight how the evidence sometimes contradicts commonly-held beliefs. 
  • Week 2: Physiology.Exploring the neurobiological and hormonal control of appetite. How the environment interacts with our physiology to influence food choice.
  • Week 3: Psychology.The psychologicalcontrol of appetite. How cognition influences food choice.
  • Week 4: Stress. How early-life experience influences food choice in later life. Stress and emotional eating.
  • Week 5: Economics. How behavioural economics may deliver new ways of changing choicebehaviour. Food insecurity and health inequities.


Prerequisite

None.

Instructors

  • John Menzies - Centre for Integrative Physiology

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