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30 minutes

GPs,GP trainees

Obesity in children: assessment and management- Archived [?]

This read, reflect, and respond module explores the effect of childhood obesity on the individual, the nation, and the NHS. Additionally, managing patients' treatment, and working with parents, is looked at.

Learning outcomes

After completing this module you should know:

  • The effect of childhood obesity on the individual, the nation, and the NHS
  • The GP's role in tackling obesity in children
  • How to assess whether a child is overweight or obese
  • How best to raise the issue of weight with children and their parents
  • How to manage children who are overweight or obese
  • How to advise children and their parents about medication and surgical management of obesity
  • When you should refer children to a specialist.

Written by:

BMJ Learning clinical editors


 Cath McDermott, Professor Mary Rudolf

Last updated

30 Jul 2013

Release date

24 Dec 2009


Accreditor credit Accreditation statement
BMJ Learning 0.5 credits, 0:30 hours BMJ Learning has assigned half an hour of credit to this module
Bhutan Medical and Health Council 0.5 credits, 0:30 hours Bhutan Medical and Health Council has formally accredited all BMJ Learning online modules for continuous professional development. Bhutan Medical and Health Council will accept the CME credit provided by BMJ Learning to any registered members of Bhutan Medical and Health Council for renewal of their registration.
Dubai Health Authority 0.5 credits, 0:30 hours BMJ Learning is approved as a CME resource by the Dubai Health Authority (accreditation number 0254/11)
Kuwait Institute for Medical Specialization 0.5 credits, 0:30 hours Kuwait Institute for Medical Specialization (KIMS) of the Ministry of Health, State of Kuwait is the authority responsible for organising all aspects of postgraduate training of medical practitioners and other health professionals in Kuwait. Users within Kuwait can claim 30 minutes or 0.5 credit per half an hour of learning completed.
Oman Medical Specialty Board 0.5 credits The Oman Medical Specialty Board accredits this module for 0.5 credit points under Category II
Royal Australasian College of Physicians 0:30 hours The RACP does not accredit CPD activities, but MyCPD Program guidelines state that fellows can claim a maximum of 50 credits per year for online learning under 'Category 6 - Other Learning Activities'.
The Ministry of Public Health in Qatar 0.5 credits, 0:30 hours The Ministry of Public Health in Qatar represented by the Accreditation Department of the Qatar Council for Health Practitioners recognizes the continuous medical education (CME)/continuing professional development (CPD) modules provided through BMJ Learning as Category II self-directed learning activities in the State of Qatar. Healthcare professionals in Qatar can thus claim continuing professional development credits for their activity on BMJ Learning, calculated as 0.5 credits unit per 0.5 hours (Organization Code OP-02).