Unpacking Weight Science Pod-Course Episode 3
'How we got here: BMI meets death'
A history of the development of the BMI (including how 'obesity' ended up on child growth charts), how we discovered there was a relationship with weight and death, and how a few powerful men gifted us the weight-centrism we have today.
Recognise the historical context of the relationship between BMI and health recommendations
Identify the key players in setting the agenda for weight centrism
Appreciate the statistical characteristics of childhood growth charts and BMI risk charts
How does the Unpacking Weight Science Pod-Course work as Professional Development?
Each pod-course (podcast-based course) is designed with the continuing professional development of health professionals in mind. Many of the Unpacking Weight Science podcast episodes that the pod-course materials are based around are also available on iTunes, YouTube and Spotify. However, this course is where you can turn them into assessed professional development with a Certificate of Completion.
Listening time is 20-30 minutes per episode. Reading the supporting materials and taking the quiz should take a further 30-40 minutes. This means you'll gain about an hour of assessed professional development from this course. You will have 12 months from your date of enrolment to complete the course.
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About the course developer,
Dr Fiona Willer, AdvAPD, PhD
How do you know that I know what I'm doing with professional development materials? I've been a university lecturer for 15 years, have facilitated professional development workshops for health professionals for 10 years and am a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA). My professional development business, Health Not Diets, is a recognised provider of employment-related training by the Queensland Department of Education and Training. I'm also an Advanced Accredited Practising Dietitian (AdvAPD) with Dietitians Australia so you can be sure that I really know my stuff.