An online course introducing the principles of nutrition, the role of physical activity in relation to health, and brief interventions for smoking.
Available over three weeks, this online course is aimed at doctors, nurses and allied health professionals and others interested in learning more about lifestyle medicine. It consists of a series of recorded lectures with online self-assessment materials and weekly live discussions with the course instructors. Recorded lectures introduce the principles of nutrition, dietary assessment and some of the evidence linking diet to health; and teaching materials also discuss the role of physical activity in relation to health. There is teaching on the role of sleep and management of insomnia; a lecture on brief interventions for smoking; as well as an introduction to motivational interviewing and to concepts of behaviour change. In addition there is teaching on the principles of behaviour change and on deprescribing. The course is delivered by experienced clinicians and researchers with interests in nutrition, sleep, promoting physical activity, smoking cessation, behaviour change and deprescribing.
What previous students say:
“The course was fantastic ” - RB (medical student)
“The aim for being evidence based was well met. This thread was consistently applied, and meant much higher quality discussions and critiques of topics. Already, the diet one in particular has influenced my thinking on consultations with patients” - JP (general practitioner)
“I really enjoyed the course. I thought there was a good selection of materials and I enjoyed the varied approach. Overall, it was a really good course and I would recommend it to others. It was excellent value as well.” - HI (university lecturer)
Dates of the course:
2nd January 2023 (and continuing for 4 weeks)
- Diet and diabetes prevention
- Diet and cardiovascular disease prevention
- Dietary assessment
- Sleep and managing insomnia
- Social prescribing
- Wellbeing in chronic illness
- Smoking cessation
- Principles of behaviour change
- Behaviour change in practice
How to apply:
Introduction to Lifestyle Medicine 2023 | University of Birmingham Online Shop (bham.ac.uk)
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