Launch of our online training course for health professionals

To mark World Obesity Day 2021, the Sláintecare Childhood Obesity team are thrilled to launch our online training course for health professionals. The course consists of an introductory module (1 hour) and four advanced modules (1 hour each) and is provided for free to health professionals in Ireland thanks to support from a Sláintecare Integration Fund. On completion of the modules CPD points are awarded by RCSI.

The project is led by Dr. Grace O’Malley from the RCSI Obesity Research and Care Group. She commented, “I am so delighted that we are able to provide some concrete support for health professionals interested in child and adolescent obesity and we were honoured to work with the Irish Coalition for People Living with Obesity (ICPO) to develop our course. We hope that we can build on this work to improve knowledge and clinical skills so that children and adolescents with obesity in Ireland can access quality care in every county”.

The project team consisted of health professionals from medicine, nursing, dietetics, physiotherapy and psychology in addition to health researchers, educators and eLearning specialists. The course was developed in collaboration with the W82GO Child and Adolescent Weight Management Service in Children’s Health Ireland at Temple Street, LearnUpon, the Association for the Study of Obesity on the Island of Ireland, the Department of Health in New South Wales and the Children’s Hospital at Westmead, Sydney.

Those interested in taking the course should visit the training page to access the course.