Home » Career Sector information » Medicine and healthcare » Obesity: Causes and Consequences – a new MOOC from the University of Reading starting on June 9th.

Obesity: Causes and Consequences – a new MOOC from the University of Reading starting on June 9th.

University of Reading37c62-futurelearn_823185

 

New MOOC – Obesity: Causes and Consequences

Starts 9 June

For 4 Weeks

Minimum of 3 hours per week.

There is no charge for this course.

Obesity is a global epidemic. As the world gets fatter, we begin to see its impact across many aspects of day-to-day life.

Obesity is changing the world we live in. Across a wide range of sectors, from the food industry to clothing design we can see the impact of the world’s growing waistline. Perhaps the biggest impact of all is on our physical and psychological health and the effect on the organisations and institutions that support these.

Together we’ll investigate how modern life is increasing levels of obesity around the world and the wide-ranging consequences this presents. We’ll explore the impact of abundant cheap, high-calorie fast food; sedentary lifestyles; changing modes of transport and increasing urbanisation.

To find out more, watch the trailer or register to take part in this course, click here.

Advertisements

Leave a comment

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: