Taught course

Obesity Care and Management

The College of Contemporary Health · Department of Health and Social Care - London South Bank

Entry requirements

A Bachelor degree in a relevant health or social care, or biomedical discipline or evidence of equivalent health and/or social care experience which equates to Level 6 abilities eg working as a senior nurse/midwife or healthcare practitioner in a leadership or management role which requires evidence of critical analysis and evaluation. Students with such entry qualifications will take Obesity: Causes and Consequences at Level 6. Students should be working in a relevant area and have a minimum of one year experience. Proficiency in the English Language.

Months of entry

January, September, April

Course content

Designed for healthcare professionals, to advance your career in obesity care and management, the most prominent distinguishing feature of this course is the fact that it is delivered wholly online.

The modules in the Postgraduate Certificate in Obesity Care and Management critically review the latest research on obesity in order to prepare students to deal with the complexity of the condition, whilst ensuring a compassionate approach to dealing with those people requiring obesity care and weight management. The modules in the Postgraduate Diploma build on these skills whilst also allowing for specialisation in a particular area so that students may further develop their professional practice. You will then have the opportunity progress to the MSc where you can undertake an original research-based enquiry, in an area of personal interest, relevant to your specific area of professional practice. It is possible for students to enrol on individual modules to enhance their knowledge in a specific area.

All material is evidence-based and referenced using the latest research material. Current practice guidelines are taken from professional bodies including the Royal College of Physicians, Royal College of Nursing, British Psychological Society, the Academy of Royal Medical Colleges, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), and Public Health England (PHE). Comparisons are also made with guidelines in other countries to ensure students are acquainted with best practice from across the globe.

Modules are offered 3 times a year. Each module takes 3 months to complete.
PGCert- 3 Modules
PGDip- 6 Modules
MSc- 6 Modules and Dissertation

Information for international students

Proficiency in the English Language equivalent to IELTS Level 7, min 6.5 in all components.

Fees and funding

UK students
£1185 per Module
International students
£1185 per Module

Qualification and course duration


distance learning
12-48iable months


distance learning
6-48 months


distance learning
3-12 months

Course contact details

Dr. Laura Benzonana
+44 (0) 2037734895