Beyond the Stereotypes: Delving Into The Epidemiology, Pathophysiology, and Science of Obesity

Nicole Pearce · June 25, 2024

Who it’s for:

In this comprehensive course, we delve into the multifaceted nature of obesity, examining its epidemiology and the cutting-edge scientific research surrounding it. You will explore the complex interplay of genetic, environmental, and behavioral factors that contribute to obesity, gaining a deep understanding of obesity as a chronic disease.

This course provides an in-depth look at the mechanisms behind obesity, from metabolic and hormonal influences to the impact of lifestyle and societal factors. Through expert-led presentations, interactivity, and readings, you will acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to address obesity effectively in both clinical and community settings.

This course will equip you with the tools to manage obesity with evidence-based strategies and a nuanced perspective. You will learn about the latest advancements in obesity treatment and prevention, and how to apply this knowledge to foster better health outcomes and improve quality of life for individuals and communities.

Upon completion of this course, you will receive a certificate of completion.

This course was co-developed between Obesity Canada and The European Association for the Study of Obesity.

Structure and time investment:

Pre and post evaluations with one asynchronous module. It will take approximately 2 hours to complete the program.






Online learning, completed at your own pace.




  • Candace Vilhan,  B.A.Psych, E.C.E., CBE, Lived-experience
  • Shahebina Walji, MD, CCFP, FCFP
  • Jennifer Brown, RD
  • David Macklin, MD, CCFP
  • Sean Wharton, MD, PharmD, FRCPC
  • Sue Pedersen, MD, FRCPC
  • Taniya Nagpal, PhD
  • Simon Williams, PhD., European Association for the Study of Obesity Representative

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Course Includes

  • 3 Lessons
  • 1 Topic
  • 2 Quizzes
  • Course Certificate