Skip to 0 minutes and 0 seconds ALEX JOHNSTON: Hello, I’m Professor Alex Johnston, and I’m based at the Rowett Institute part of the University of Aberdeen. I’m a research scientist in diet and health, and I’m the lead educator for this course on obesity and weight loss with FutureLearn. As a learner on this course, you will be learning about the cause and prevention of obesity. We use the latest research to look at both the nutritional and the non-nutritional factors linked to obesity, and cover some of the myths that surround some of the many diets available. We will cover hot topics such as the role of the microbiome, personalised nutrition, and timing of eating.
Skip to 0 minutes and 45 seconds You will also hear about some of the approaches to maintaining energy balance after weight loss. And importantly, we’re going to be teaching you some of the skills to allow you to evaluate and make sense of research findings. Now this course is ideally suited to those that are working in health care and allied professions, but also those in the food and drinks industry who want to deepen their knowledge in this area. The course is run completely online, so that you can set your own study schedule, with a mix of videos, discussions, quizzes, and tasks. You will have support from experts in the field, from researchers, clinicians, and patients themselves. That’s really important.
Skip to 1 minute and 31 seconds And throughout the course, you’ll be supported by the educators and by the other learners on the course. We look forward to welcoming you on the course.