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KLH3103 - Obesity Treatment 1: Lifestyle Treatment

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Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Written examination
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Written examination 100/100 4 hours E

Course content

This course will start by discussing the best practices in evaluating the obese patient from a behavioural and nutritional perspective, as well as in terms of physical activity. It will then give an “evidence-based” overview of the role of behavioural therapy, diet and exercise on the treatment of obesity. It will provide an in-depth discussion of the role of behavioural therapy and its different components in obesity management. Dietary approaches and exercise programs used in weight management, their efficacy and practicality, will also be presented and compared. Inter-individual response to exercise, in terms of weigh loss, will be highlighted and potential mechanisms mediating such differences discussed.
The challenge of maintaining a reduced body weight, after conservative treatment of obesity, in the long-term will also be discussed. Predictors of success as well as the characteristics of those successful in maintaining weight loss after lifestyle treatment will be presented.

Learning outcome

After completing the course KLH3101, the student should:
• have obtained an understanding of how diet, execrise and behavioural therapy can be applied in the treatment of adult obesity
• have a good knowledge of the main therapeutic diets in obesity treatment, their rational and efficacy
• be aware of the challenges and dilemmas of popular diets
• have a good understanding of the role of diet on weight loss and weight loss maintenance
• have a basic understanding of the impact of exercise on metabolic, cardiovascular and hormone markers of health and disease
• have a good knowledge of the impact of different exercise programs on weight loss and body composition
• be familiar with the concept of “inter-individual response to exercise” and understand the potential mechanism mediating such differences
• have a good understanding of the role of exercise alone and exercise combined with diet on weight loss and weight loss maintenance
• understand the challenge of maintaining a reduced body weight after conservative treatment of obesity, in the long-term
• be aware of different predictors of success and characteristcs of those successful in maintaining weight loss in the long-term after conservative treatment


Learning methods and activities

Lectures, discussions, practice, guidance and essay.

Attendance on lectures is compulsory. Approved compulsory activities are valid for three subsequent semesters after approval.

In re-scheduled examinations, new assessment or few registered students the assessment form may be changed to oral examination.

Compulsory assignments

  • Godkjente øvinger/arbeider/aktiviteter
  • Oppmøte på forelesninger

Further on evaluation

Retake of the exam: The student must have completed the mandatory activities and assignments to take the exam.

Specific conditions

Exam registration requires that class registration is approved in the same semester. Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Course materials

Is announced at the start of the semester.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
KLH3105 1.5 01.09.2015
MDV6017 7.5 01.09.2016
More on the course

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Facts

Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level

Coursework

Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2020

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Health Science
  • Sport Science
  • Clinical Medicine
  • Nutrition
  • Medicine
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Clinical and Molecular Medicine

Phone:

Examination

Examination arrangement: Written examination

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Autumn ORD Written examination 100/100 E 2019-11-29 09:00
Room Building Number of candidates
SL210 Sluppenvegen 14 1
Spring ORD Written examination 100/100 E 2020-06-03 09:00
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date.
If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.
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