Unpacking Weight Science Pod-Course Episode 9

'Morality Vs Ethics: Why Fat is Fraught'

This episode delves into theories of human morality and medical ethics and their role in fat-phobia. I unpick the concepts and meaning of fatness through these two lenses in order for listeners to be able to identify which meaning system is at play in those who force their weight-centrism upon others, and select a line of discussion that hits its mark.

Learning Outcomes

Recognise the key components of medical ethics – autonomy, beneficence, non-maleficence and justice

Recognise the five foundations of morality as defined by Haidt and Graham.

Appreciate the way that fatness, fat medicine, obesity rhetoric and cultural beliefs are influenced by ethical and moral principles dependent on perspectives and framing

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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This Pod Course is also available in Bundle 2 with Pod Courses 7-12 for $45AUD (great value!)

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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.