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Obesity and Overweight

Learn the essential strategies to reduce population overweight and obesity prevalence

Gain the knowledge to help reduce obesity and promote a healthy lifestyle and society.

In this POLHN self-paced program, you will learn about how WHO defines obesity by BMI, the fundamental causes of obesity and overweight, as well as the consequences.

This course begins with the presentation of key facts regarding obesity and overweight. Next, you will learn how obesity is a disease and the best strategies for its reduction. Finally, WHO responses to obesity are discussed. 

What will you learn?

At the end of this course, students will be able to:

  • Define obesity according to BMI;        
  • Understand the causes and consequences of obesity and overweight;
  • Promote a healthy lifestyle; and
  • Apply the global strategy on diet;

Happy Learning!

POLHN Team


"Obesity and Overweight" is currently under development and is not yet accessible. The complete course will be available online soon. 

Average length4 weeks
Effort1 hours per week
Number of modules4
InstitutionPOLHN
SubjectNoncommunicable diseases
LanguageEnglish

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