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TIME: Obesity, Nutrition and Behavior Change
This four-day course occurs after Scientific Foundations ends in December of Year One. Using obesity as a focus for study, the course uses mini-lectures, small-group discussions, clinical skills training in the medical interview and in counseling for behavior modification, and reflections on a personal attempt for lifestyle change.
By the end of this course, the students will be able to:
- Describe how nutrition, physical activity and other lifestyle choices affect lifespan and quality of life.
- Discuss the biological, ethical and public health aspects of obesity in adults and children.
- Describe approaches to the prevention and treatment of obesity in adults and children.
- Describe how to obtain a thorough nutritional history.
- Discuss how to conduct a motivational interview.
- Identify aspects of their personal experiences that can be applied to patient education and management.
Larry Cheskin, MD
Jeanne Clark, MD, MPH
Ann McDermott, PhD
Paul Watkins, MD, PhD
Time Commitment and Course Length
The course runs for 14 hours over 4 days.
Typical schedule for TIME: Obesity, Nutrition and Behavior Change:
|Time||Day 1||Day 2||Day 3||Day 4|
|8 a.m.||Introduction; Normal Nutrition: Pediatrics and Adult Case Studies 1; The Obesity Epidemic: Creating a Mind Map||Ethics and Professionalism in Clinical Care||Students' Self Reflection on their attempts at Lifestyle Changes||Student Presentations|
|9:30 a.m.||Normal Nutrition: Pediatric & Adult Case Studies II; Physical Fitness||Clinical Skills: Mini-lectures and CAP Obesity/Nutrition Counseling|
|11 a.m.||Obesity Case Studies I||College Advising|
|12 p.m.||Obesity Case Studies II||Obesity Case Studies III|
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