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The College of Contemporary Health (CCH), is the premier provider, and global leader, in online training in obesity care and weight management for health professionals. We combine flexible, easily accessible online learning with world-class academic expertise overseen by our outstanding Academic Advisory Board.

CPD Courses and Workshops Available

  • Obesity Essentials for Nurses

    Online Course | The College of Contemporary Health

    The College of Contemporary Health

    This online training course aims to increase awareness of the complex nature of obesity for healthcare professionals; particularly nurses. It will enable the development of a more effective interaction with their patients with obesity and assist them with generating comprehensive prevention and management methods as well as solutions that can be used both personally and professionally. The content is topical; up-to-date; and presented in an easily accessible format. This 10-hour online professional short course is designed to give core knowledge in a critical modern health area. What’s included? A variety of resources delivered in 6 minute assets; real life case studies and examples; resources to give to patients; resources for health professionals; a printed pack of course materials; and a course certificate upon completion. Feel confident. Be prepared. Make the right; evidence-based decisions.

  • Weight & Fitness Essentials

    Online Course | The College of Contemporary Health

    The College of Contemporary Health

    This online training course aims to prepare fitness professionals for the challenge of working with clients with overweight and obesity. Fitness professionals will understand the underlying aspects of obesity that may be obstructing the progress of their clients from achieving their weight and fitness goals; and provide the skills and solutions to overcome these barriers. The knowledge gained should assist fitness professionals in growing their client base. This 10-hour online professional short course is designed to give core knowledge in this critical modern health area. What’s included? A variety of resources delivered in 6 minute assets; real life case studies and examples; resources to give to clients; resources for fitness professionals; a printed pack of course materials; and a course certificate upon completion. Feel confident. Be prepared. Make the right; evidence-based decisions.

  • Obesity Essentials for Health Professionals

    Online Course | The College of Contemporary Health

    The College of Contemporary Health

    Communicating with patients about excess weight or obesity is challenging; complex; and at times; a very sensitive issue to discuss for health professionals. This online short course aims to prepare healthcare professionals to give expert advice to patients with overweight or obesity. This 10-hour short course teaches how to help patients make the necessary adjustments to their lifestyle; leading to weight loss; weight loss maintenance; healthier lifestyles and better clinical outcomes. A healthcare professional will gain practical skills and confidence in assessing and managing patients with overweight and obesity. What’s included? A variety of resources delivered in 6 minute assets; real life case studies and examples; resources to give to patients; resources for health professionals; a printed pack of course materials; and a course certificate upon completion. Feel confident. Be prepared. Make the right; evidence-based decisions.

  • Childhood Obesity Essentials

    Online Course | The College of Contemporary Health

    The College of Contemporary Health

    Childhood obesity is an epidemic that is sweeping the globe presenting an urgent and serious challenge for healthcare professionals. Childhood Obesity Essentials is a 6-hour online professional short course designed to give core knowledge in this critical health area. It is an essential component in your Childhood Obesity treatment toolkit. Split into 6 sections and delivered in 6 minute podcasts; videos; animations and e-learning presentations; healthcare professionals can learn short fundamental lessons ‘on the go’ from intervention techniques to prevention methods. What’s included? A variety of resources delivered in 6 minute assets; real life case studies and examples; resources to give patients; resources for healthcare professionals; a printed pack of course materials; and a course certificate upon completion. Feel confident. Be prepared. Make the right; evidence-based decisions.

  • Nutrition & Weight Management Essentials

    Online Course | The College of Contemporary Health

    The College of Contemporary Health

    This is a course designed to provide healthcare professionals with the knowledge and skills in nutrition and weight management needed to manage their patients’ weight. In this 6-hour online short course made up of concise bite-size multimedia resources; you will gain a solid grounding in the most fundamental concepts of nutrition; explore the trends and current state of modern nutrition and their relationship with weight; focus on the key factors contributing to weight gain; learn how effective weight management should look in clinical practice and develop treatment methods to achieve weight loss and weight loss maintenance. What’s included? Real life case studies and examples; a printed pack of course materials and a course certificate upon completion. Feel confident. Be prepared. Make the right; evidence-based decisions and make a significant difference in the lives of your patients.

  • On Demand - Obesity: Behavioural Aspects - Obesity: Causes and Consequences - Obesity: The Solutions?

    Online Course | The College of Contemporary Health

    The College of Contemporary Health

    This course has been specifically developed for healthcare professionals who are interested in advancing their core understanding of obesity and developing more practical methods for the prevention; management and treatment of obesity. This course consists of three individual 25-hour modules; all of which can be taken independently. Obesity: Behavioural Aspects reviews the emotional and psychological issues around eating and obesity; exploring the possible aetiologies that affect an individual’s eating behaviour; Obesity: Causes and Consequences explores the causes of obesity in depth to facilitate a greater understanding of the problem in an individual patient. The course also includes an overview of the co-morbidities of obesity including: type 2 diabetes; complications of pregnancy; cognitive effects; sleep apnoea; non-alcoholic fatty liver disease; and cardiovascular complications; Obesity: The Solutions? questions the current approach to obesity treatment and whether current advice on diet; exercise and lifestyle is appropriate. We consider the need for aims and treatment to be personalised; addressing the underlying causes of the individual’s weight gain; their co-morbidities and the drivers of their behaviour. The modules are most suitable for GPs; doctors; nurses; physicians; surgeons; physiotherapists; dieticians; nutritionists; psychologists; and counsellors running weight-management clinics. Completion of the modules promises confident; highly skilled practitioners with a well-rounded understanding of every aspect of the obesity problem and how to effectively treat and manage it.

  • Southwark Healthy Weight Training for HCPs

    Online Course | The College of Contemporary Health

    The College of Contemporary Health

    This course helps those who work within the London Borough of Southwark to be successful at changing the lives of people affected by excess weight. The course content includes: causes of unhealthy weight what the latest data is telling us and local referral pathways. You will also practise brief intervention techniques. The course is free to access for eligible individuals (who live or work within the Southwark borough) and takes approximately 5 hours to complete.

  • Southwark Healthy Weight Training

    Online Course | The College of Contemporary Health

    The College of Contemporary Health

    This course helps those who work within the London Borough of Southwark to be successful at changing the lives of people affected by excess weight. The course content includes: causes of unhealthy weight what the latest data is telling us and local referral pathways. You will also practise brief intervention techniques. The course is free to access for eligible individuals (who live or work within the Southwark borough) and takes approximately 5 hours to complete.

  • Behaviour Change Skills: Patient-Centred Communication

    Online Course | The College of Contemporary Health

    The College of Contemporary Health

    Good communication skills are essential in all areas of healthcare including conversations with patients; relatives and carers; communication with colleagues; as well as in group situations including strategic and/or multi-disciplinary meetings. The skills based workshop is designed to support this diverse range of health professional communication needs to ultimately benefit patient care. The course provides a solid foundation for further behaviour change skills training.

  • Behaviour Change Skills: Enhancing Patient Motivation

    Online Course | The College of Contemporary Health

    The College of Contemporary Health

    Although it is well known that changing unhelpful health behaviours will improve people’s health and reduce their risk of disease; starting and keeping up long-term behaviour change is extremely difficult. People may have mixed feelings about changing their behaviour in the first place and once they do start to change they often lose motivation during the process. Health professionals are in a strategic position to influence and facilitate motivation and change. Despite this; they are not traditionally trained in the use of motivational strategies for behaviour change. This course provides an opportunity to learn more about motivation and explore its application in practice.

  • Behaviour Change Skills: Applying CBT in Practice

    Online Course | The College of Contemporary Health

    The College of Contemporary Health

    Helping individuals to identify and become aware of their problem behaviours is central to cognitive behavioural approaches. Unplanned events are sometimes like a chain of events involving thoughts; feelings and behaviours that the person may or may not be aware of. Careful monitoring can help people become more aware of their thoughts; feelings and behaviours. Once identified; attempts to break the pattern are aided by other behavioural and cognitive techniques such as stimulus control; response prevention and cognitive restructuring. The ultimate aim of cognitive behavioural approaches is to help clients to become more expert in identifying their own health behaviour problems; setting goals and planning towards long-term solutions.

  • Obesity Toolbox

    Online Course | The College of Contemporary Health

    The College of Contemporary Health

    This 1.5-hour course condenses the tools and knowledge healthcare practitioners need to have to address the issue of excess weight with their patients. Topics include: Physical activity and sleep ; Dietary change ; Correcting energy balance ; Engaging the patient (how to start the conversation ; communicating sensitively) ; Changing behaviour (assessing readiness to change ; motivational interviewing ; behaviour change techniques) ; Cultural competence.

The College of Contemporary Health
Technopark, London South Bank University
90 London Road
London
SE1 6LN

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