Postgraduate Diploma / MSc in Obesity and Weight Management (University of South Wales)

02nd September 2024
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Postgraduate Diploma / MSc in Obesity and Weight Management (University of South Wales)

September 2, 2024 - August 17, 2025


Studying this obesity and weight management diploma will equip you with the skills needed to confidently support those living with obesity. The modules in this post graduate diploma in obesity and weight management are designed to extend medical knowledge of obesity, facilitate the enhancement of patient care and procedural skills, interpersonal and communication skills, professionalism, practice-based learning and improvement, and systems-based practice – the six competency domains described by the Obesity Medicine Education Collaborative (Obesity Competencies, The Obesity Medicine Education Collaborative, 2019).

With the online, part-time obesity and weight management diploma, you can further your education alongside your current role by fitting your studies around your daily activities. By developing your understanding of obesity and weight management, you can help to improve the health and wellbeing of those who are living with obesity.

Since its launch in 2015, over 170 students have enrolled on to our obesity and weight management diploma. Directed by experts in the field, our tutors have a wealth of knowledge in their industry – providing students with clinical situations that are based on real-life experience.

The diploma in weight management aims to:

  • Produce graduates who can articulate professional decisions, incorporating an evidence-based rationale, in a variety of diverse and complex situations.
  • Extend the scope of practice by exploring obesity and weight management in more depth, utilising knowledge gained in the previous modules.
  • Produce graduates with an in-depth and contemporary knowledge of the science of obesity and weight management, who are equipped to work and lead in the delivery and advancement of related care, and who can advocate for policies and practice that are free of weight bias and have the potential for stigmatisation.
  • Produce graduates who demonstrate an awareness of the complex nature of obesity and have the ability to work in multi-agency, multi-cultural and/or international contexts where they use language that is respectful, non-judgemental and non-biased.
  • Develop leadership and evaluation skills in the delivery of evidence-based care to patients who are living with obesity.
  • Produce graduates who have an extensive knowledge and understanding of research methods and an ability to apply these attributes in relation to furthering the scientific evidence-base for the benefit of people living with obesity.


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August 17, 2025
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