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Learner Reviews & Feedback for Understanding Obesity by The University of Edinburgh

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About the Course

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....

Top reviews

Apr 26, 2021

Enjoyed every minute of this learning experience. Appreciate the layout of the course, content, relevance to my work, and the global needs of the current day! Thank you.

Aug 18, 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.

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By Flor d l A C H

Aug 26, 2020

Es un curso rápido y explicado de una forma tan sencilla que logras entender todo muy bien.

By Farida A

Sep 22, 2018

I loved how they talk about obesity from global view and epidemic, not just as individuals.

By vaishali s

Dec 26, 2017

Helped me a lot in understanding not just physiological but psychological aspects too.

By Shahriar A

Jan 4, 2018

very much informative , engaging but not enough money to get paid for the certificate

By Qusai B

Jan 11, 2021

Excellent course with great assignments and quizzes to embed knowledge.

Very helpful.

By oscar M

Jan 24, 2021

Great but we could learn more about hormonal genetical obesity problems thank you


Sep 10, 2020

Very informative, only regret is that there weren't any current studies included.

By Maureen W

May 5, 2018

Excellent. The order of content, the stacking of logic, the professor. Thank you!

By Luisa F D B

Aug 21, 2020

I think this course was really helpful to understand the complexity of obesity

By Jacqueline E

Feb 4, 2021

An amazing, engaging course. It nullifies previous baseless knowledge.

By Saadiya Y

Sep 22, 2017

Very interesting! Insightful understanding to the problem of obesity.

By Sayed B

Aug 12, 2017

the course is rich, informative and the best thing is evidence based

By Jekaterina

Jul 29, 2017

Thank you for the curse. I started to understand more about obesity.

By RabiyaPervaiz

Apr 18, 2020

It's an excellent course .I have learned a lot from this course

By Zeynep A

Aug 24, 2017

Im learning a good data hear , thank you for everything !

By Dra. F L M

Jan 26, 2017

Excellent! it is easy, practical an simple. Love it.

By Johanna R

Nov 1, 2018

Excellent, easy to follow and interesting course!

By Федина Г С

Apr 26, 2020

Very useful, informative and interesting course!

By Natalia S

Nov 28, 2019

Amazing course that reveals truth about obesity

By Siarhei D

May 13, 2018

Very informative and useful for wide audience.


May 15, 2018

Great new information!!! Thank you very much!

By Geraldine M

Aug 21, 2017

Excelente curso, información muy interesante.

By Jennifer B

Apr 21, 2017

Very interesting course! Thank you very much!

By Marwa A A E

Jun 21, 2020

This is the beginning and I want to continue

By Rodriguez, E

Aug 9, 2017

Clear and easy to understand information.