Expand your knowledge in healthy lifestyle to prevent non-communicable diseases based on the Approach 180’s experience in the prevention and management of obesity.

Goals :

The educative chair aims to provide access to a standardized training program targeting a global health approach to preventive care and the adoption of a healthy lifestyle.

The content of the learning modules is imbued with educational values ​​of inclusion respecting diversity. The Chair is characterized by its comprehensive, accessible, health-oriented approach, which focuses more on the psychosocial determinants of health, as well as on people's environments.

This program will allow professionals and students from health, social and education sectors to demystify obesity and other non-communicable diseases as well as to feel skilled and competent to support individuals on their journey towards a healthy lifestyle.

Online training, at your own pace, when your personal schedule allows it.

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Specific objectives

The objectives of each of the modules below aim for a better understanding of the different aspects of global health.

Module 1 - Documentary film : Why wait ?

In a spirit of prevention and education, this film presents a ludic and scientific quest for a better understanding of individual and collective global health. Let's explore multi-sectoral and sustainable solutions, driven by the desire to live healthier lives while contributing to the well-being of communities and the planet.

Module 2 - From universal hygiene to sustainable health
  • Objective 1: Describe the introduction of universal hygiene measures throughout history
  • Objective 2: Define global health and sustainable health
  • Objective 3: Identify the economic impact of prevention
Module 3 - Economic, social and cultural aspects of health
  • Objective 1: Define the social determinants of health
  • Objective 2: Describe the impact of social determinants of health on lifestyle habits
  • Objective 3: Describe the interactions between social determinants of health and obesity
  • Objective 4: Identify ways to adapt interventions in respect with the principles of equity, inclusion, and universal accessibility in health
Module 4 - Physical activity and movement
  • Objective 1: Define and distinguish physical activity, sport, movement, physical inactivity and sedentary lifestyle
  • Objective 2: Describe the effects of physical activity and sedentary lifestyle on health
  • Objective 3: Identify physical activity and recommendations according to age
  • Objective 4: Identify strategies to facilitate the implementation of goals for the integration and success of a movement plan
  • Objective 5: Recognize the impact of the environment in which the movement is practiced by identifying relationships between physical activity, nature and pollution
Module 5 - Human body energy requirements : 100% anti-diet
  • Objective 1: Identify the energetic principles of the human body in order to better understand its functioning
  • Objective 2: Critically assess the various weight loss products, services and methods in order to understand their negative impact on the physical and mental health of individuals
Module 6 - Healthy eating habits
  • Objective 1: Describe the principles of healthy eating habits and practical ways to implement them
  • Objective 2: Recognize the influence of the food context and environment on people's eating behaviors
  • Objective 3: Identify the factors that influence hunger and satiety as well as the different reasons that lead us to eat
  • Objective 4: Learn the recommendations for salt, fat and sugar consumption
  • Objective 5: Understand the ecological, economic and societal impacts of our food choices on sustainable health
Module 7 - Sleep : the needs and the impacts
  • Objective 1: Explain the normal organization of sleep and its functions
  • Objective 2: Describe the impact of sleep on global health 
  • Objective 3: Identify the needs of sleep according to the different stages of life
  • Objective 4: Describe the key elements of a good sleep hygiene
  • Objective 5: Recognize the warning signs of major sleeps disorders requiring a referral.
Module 8 - Healthy screen management
  • Objective 1: Explain the effects of screens on global health
  • Objective 2: Identify the recommendations of screen time according to age 
  • Objective 3: Describe strategies to support the safe use of screens
  • Objective 4: Identify the red flags of cyberaddiction
Module 9 - From physical to mental health
  • Objective 1: Describe the foundations of wellness in a mental health context
  • Objective 2: Identify how mental health can affect our individual and collective happiness
  • Objective 3: Explain the relationship between mental health and preventable chronic diseases 
  • Objective 4: Identify the psychosocial consequences of obesity
  • Objective 5: Recognize suitable and effective interventions to improve mental health through a healthy lifestyle 
Module 10 - Obesity : complexity and complications
  • Objective 1: Recognize obesity as a disease in order to provide patients with the appropriate medical care that meets their needs
  • Objective 2: Describe the global health crisis related to obesity and its multi-sectoral impact
  • Objective 3: Recognize the complications of obesity
  • Objective 4: Distinguish weight-related bias, stigma and discrimination in order to intervene more effectively
Module 11 - Medical and surgical treatment of obesity
  • Objective 1: Describe the principles of universality, equity and accessibility of care
  • Objective 2: Describe behavioral and motivational approaches in obesity management
  • Objective 3: Identify recognized pharmacological treatments in obesity management
  • Objective 4: Explain the decisional algorithm regarding bariatric surgery
Module 12 - The first 1000 days and the rest of life
  • Objective 1: Understant the basics of epigenetics and fetal programming
  • Objective 2: Define the concept of the first 1000 days
  • Objective 3: Understant the importance of the first 1000 days in reducing disease