TIME: Nutrition and Health Behavior
This four-day course uses lectures, e-lectures, small-group discussions, clinical skills training in the medical interview and counseling for behavior modification, as well as reflections on a personal attempt for lifestyle change.
By the end of this course, the students will be able to:
- Describe approaches to the prevention and treatment of obesity in adults and children.
- Discuss the biological, ethical, and public health aspects of obesity in adults and children.
- Discuss how normal nutritional needs change over the life cycle from newborn through old age.
- Obtain a thorough nutritional history.
- Describe how nutrition, physical activity and other lifestyle choices affect health risks, lifespan, and quality of life.
- Identify aspects of personal experiences with lifestyle change that can be applied to patient education and management.
- Describe how to conduct a motivational interview to promote weight loss.
Grace Bryant, M.Ed.
Medical Training Program Administrator
Email: [email protected]
Time Commitment and Course Length
The course runs for 14 hours over 4 days.