Diabetes and Obesity

Module code: MD7003

Module co-ordinators: Jacqui Troughton, Emma Baldry

By the end of this module students will be able to:

  • Describe the pathophysiology of obesity
  • Discuss the clinical, social and psychological implications of obesity
  • Discuss and debate the screening strategies and management options for obesity
  • Identify and appraise appropriate individualised management plans
  • Identify and appraise the skills required for effective management of individuals with obesity
  • Describe national and local initiatives for obesity prevention and management
  • Discuss and debate the implications of obesity on the public agenda


  • 16 one-hour lectures
  • 12 one-hour seminars
  • Two one-hour tutorials


  • Case study portfolio (50%)
  • Essay, 3,500 words (50%)