This innovative project investigates the differences between cultures and the physiology of obesity and virtually brings together students from the UK and Brazil.
The in-class and online- workshops will explore the differences in approaches to weight management and the use of Facebook will allow students to engage in critical discussions and swap resources.
A discussion using closed managed Facebook group so that only participating students can join in the debate to answer “What are the cultural considerations for exercise, nutrition and obesity?”
Module leaders will provide journal articles and results to stimulate discussion for example data on epidemiology of obesity in the UK and Brazil.
Critical reflection as a result of the Facebook discussions.
Lab report portfolio with reflective elements.
The project will be embedded within two courses: