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In this course, we’ll look at the facts and misconceptions around obesity and discuss key physiological and psychological concepts around the brain’s control of appetite and body weight. We’ll consider the biological and environmental pressures that make it easy to gain weight (and hard to lose it!). Most importantly, we'll give you the opportunity to reflect on your own knowledge and assumptions around the subject. We deliver course materials as a mixture of videos, audio-only MOOCcasts, and a selection of short readings. There are short weekly quizzes, a peer-reviewed exercise, and discussion activities on the forum. These will help you prepare for the final project. In it, you are invited to demonstrate your evidence-informed understanding and express how you'll develop it beyond the course. The course features Citizen Science projects. We'll collect data from you (anonymously, of course) and use it to drive participant-led discussions of controversial ideas. In this way, we hope to explore ideas around diet and obesity. These projects also give a taste of how scientific evidence is collected and interpreted by scientists, and give some indication how much there still is to discover and understand....
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完成时间为 1 小时

Week 1: What we know, and how we know it.

This week we'll discuss what we know about diet, appetite and obesity. But, and perhaps more importantly, we'll point out the gaps in our knowledge....
Reading
4 个视频(共 30 分钟), 3 个阅读材料, 1 个测验
Video4 个视频
Why is obesity a problem?8分钟
What do we know about appetite and obesity? Part 110分钟
What do we know about appetite and obesity? Part 27分钟
Reading3 个阅读材料
About the course3分钟
MOOCcast 1.1: The Scientific Method10分钟
MOOCcast 1.2: Science, evidence and the media10分钟
Quiz1 个练习
Week 1 quiz10分钟

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完成时间为 3 小时

Physiology and Stress

This week we discuss some aspects of the physiology of obesity and learn how so-called "food addiction", stress and early-life experience can affect our eating choices. Included is an optional assignment where you can explore barriers to healthy eating. This assignment is not graded but does use the same interface as the Week 4 assessment. As such, you may find it useful to use it as practice for the "real thing"....
Reading
2 个视频(共 17 分钟), 3 个阅读材料, 2 个测验
Video2 个视频
Early-life experience8分钟
Reading3 个阅读材料
MOOCcast 2.1: Is food an addictive substance?10分钟
MOOCcast 2.2: Is eating a behavioural addiction?10分钟
MOOCcast 2.3: Stress, eating and dieting10分钟
Quiz1 个练习
Week 2 quiz15分钟

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完成时间为 1 小时

Psychology and Behaviour

This week we discuss some aspects of the psychology of appetite control and learn how portion sizes and food insecurity might affect our behaviours....
Reading
2 个视频(共 20 分钟), 2 个阅读材料, 1 个测验
Video2 个视频
Economic approaches to obesity9分钟
Reading2 个阅读材料
MOOCcast 3.1: Portion size and meal size10分钟
MOOCcast 3.2: Food insecurity10分钟
Quiz1 个练习
Week 3 quiz15分钟

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完成时间为 2 小时

Consolidation and Discussion

This week online material will be posted ad hoc as we consolidate and discuss what we've already learned. This week's main tasks are a quiz on the scientific method and the peer-reviewed assignment. Please note you can attempt the Week 4 quiz only once....
Reading
2 个测验
Quiz1 个练习
Week 4 quiz10分钟
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创建者 ADAug 19th 2017

Very well addressed from different aspects. Helped forming a solid foundation to address the obesity problem as well as to make good food choices with portion control.

创建者 RRAug 15th 2017

this is very good course, helped me think about well being not just health. hope to see more courses from the Mr Menzies. thanks!

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Dr John Menzies

University of Edinburgh

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