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67%

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Beginner Level
Approx. 6 hours to complete
English

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week
1

Week 1

1 hour to complete

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

1 hour to complete
4 videos (Total 30 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
4 videos
Why is obesity a problem?8m
What do we know about appetite and obesity? Part 110m
What do we know about appetite and obesity? Part 27m
3 readings
About the course3m
MOOCcast 1.1: The Scientific Method10m
MOOCcast 1.2: Science, evidence and the media10m
1 practice exercise
Week 1 quiz10m
Week
2

Week 2

2 hours to complete

Physiology and Stress

2 hours to complete
2 videos (Total 17 min), 3 readings, 2 quizzes
2 videos
Early-life experience8m
3 readings
MOOCcast 2.1: Is food an addictive substance?10m
MOOCcast 2.2: Is eating a behavioural addiction?10m
MOOCcast 2.3: Stress, eating and dieting10m
1 practice exercise
Week 2 quiz15m
Week
3

Week 3

1 hour to complete

Psychology and Behaviour

1 hour to complete
2 videos (Total 20 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
2 videos
Economic approaches to obesity9m
2 readings
MOOCcast 3.1: Portion size and meal size10m
MOOCcast 3.2: Food insecurity10m
1 practice exercise
Week 3 quiz15m
Week
4

Week 4

2 hours to complete

Consolidation and Discussion

2 hours to complete
1 practice exercise
Week 4 quiz10m

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