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Week 2 Learning outcomes

Review the expected learning outcomes from week 2 which is an overview of weight regulation, overweight and obesity
At the completion of this week, learners should be able to:

  1. Define obesity class and anthropometric weight classifications and outline limitations
  2. Describe obesity staging classification
  3. Outline the epidemiology of obesity in Australia and worldwide
  4. List the complications of overweight and obesity
  5. Describe how body weight is regulated
  6. Explain the body’s compensatory response to weight loss and why achievement and maintenance of weight loss is difficult
  7. Outline factors influencing weight gain

Please note that this module is a little shorter than the rest. This is based on user feedback that this module, especially content on the physiological mechanisms of weight regulation, can be tricky and is best digested in shorter chunks.

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