Diabetes and Obesity

Module code: MD7253
Module co-ordinator: Jacqui Troughton

The rise of obesity in the UK and worldwide population is well documented and the inevitable consequence is the near epidemic increase of diabetes. This module covers the causes and pathophysiology of obesity and examines both the individual and population factors.

You will be invited to look behind the headlines and fully explore the causes and consequences of the obesity epidemic. In particular, we will cover the value of interventions such as bariatric surgery and behavioural change methods.


  • 16 hours of lectures
  • 12 hours of seminars
  • 2 hours of tutorials
  • 120 hours of guided independent study


  • Written assignment, 3,000 words (100%)