UCC CPD courses

Obesity Management and Prevention Training for Healthcare Professionals


Fact File

  • Title

    Obesity Management and Prevention Training for Healthcare Professionals

  • Code


  • College

    Medicine and Health

  • Duration

    10 evenings (19:00 - 21:00)

  • Teaching Mode

    Part-Time. See Additional Teaching Mode Information for more info.

  • Fees

    €400 See Fees and Costs for full details.

  • Entry Requirements

    Open to Registered Health Care Professionals in Nursing, Midwifery, Medicine, and Clinical Therapies or other allied disciplines. See Requirements for full details.

  • Closing Date

    Not Applicable for 2021/2022

  • Venue

    Brookfield Health Sciences Complex, University College Cork.  Exact rooms to be confirmed.

  • Credits


  • Start Date

    Not running in the academic year 2021/2022


Module Objective: To establish student competence in Obesity Management and Prevention.

Module Content: Demonstration of the growing Obesity Trends Nationally and Internationally. Obesity Classifications and associated health risks. Demonstration of existing services and their effectiveness/non effectiveness. Identification strategies of personal/professional strengths and weaknesses in the treatment of Obese Patients. Obesity Treatment Planning including a combination of Diet, Exercise and required aspects of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. Treatment Evaluation Techniques, including Problem Area Identification and Adaptive Planning.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:

  • Identify trends in obesity growth rates among vulnerable groups in Irish society.
  • Recognise obesity co-morbidities in patients, including their trends and implications.
  • Discuss available treatment approaches.
  • Design an Action - plan for Obesity Treatment in their care setting.
  • Identify personal/professional barriers to Obesity Treatment and Management, and formulate a plan to overcome these.
  • Formulate and follow through competently on appropriate treatment approaches for presenting Obese Patients.


Additional Teaching Mode Information

Teaching Method(s): 25hr(s) Lectures (including group discussion/work, role-play and practical work shops); 75hr(s) Directed Study (Self directed study).

Lectures will be presented by members of the interdisciplinary Team: interactive practical workshops and role play will also be involved.

Total Marks 100: Continuous Assessment 100 marks (1,500 word written assignment).


Assessment: Total Marks 100: Continuous Assessment 100 marks (1,500 word written assignment).


Open to Registered Health Care Professionals in Nursing, Midwifery, Medicine, and Clinical Therapies or other allied disciplines.

Applicants must be practising health care professionals with evidence of current registration with the relevant professional regulatory body (e.g. the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland (NMBI), the Irish Medical Council, the Health & Social Care Professions Council (or equivalent regulatory body for pharmacists, occupational therapist, podiatrists, speech and language therapists etc.)) or be eligible for such registration.  Applicants from allied disciplines must provide evidence of professional certification.

Applicants who are under 23 years of age must satisfy the minimum entry requirements as for the Degrees in Nursing, as set out here

Admission to the module(s) will be subject to internal university approval processes on the recommendation of the Head of School.

Applicants for Nursing and Midwifery CPD modules whose main language is not English and who do not hold an up-to-date IELTS certificate showing the requisite Academic Board approved CM&H scores must demonstrate evidence of appropriate work experience within an English language environment for at least the previous 2 years.

These modules will not necessarily run unless minimum recruitment targets of 10 students are achieved. Students will be encouraged to take one or two modules per annum to a maximum of 15 credits.

If you are applying with Qualifications obtained outside Ireland and you wish to verify if you meet the minimum academic and English language requirements for this programme please view the grades comparison table by country and for details of recognised English language tests. 

Fees and Costs

The fee for this module is €400. There is also a €35 application fee. 

How Do I Apply

To apply for this module please download and complete the application form below and submit with the relevant documents to:

Application Form: 

 03 03 21 CPD Form

  1. Download and complete the application form at the link below.
  2. Gather any additional documents required (including a passport-style photo).
  3. Pay your €35 application fee for this module via UCC’s Online Portal, noting your Application ID: Click here to proceed to UCC’s Online Portal.
  4. Send your completed application form, photo and any relevant documents, including your application ID via e-mail to cpdgraduatestudies@ucc.ie


CPD Co-Ordinator, CPD Centre, 

An tIonad um Fhorbairt Ghairmiúil Leanúnaigh,

Q+1 floor, The Boole Library, Main Quad, U.C.C.

e-mail cpdgraduatestudies@ucc.ie

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