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Table 3 Participants’ (n = 27) descriptions of how obesity management education is provided to students within medical schools

From: Are medical educators following General Medical Council guidelines on obesity education: if not why not?

Delivered by different health professionals Delivered within different educational topics Informed by different types of resources Delivered with different educational agendas
    To raise awareness of:
1. Audiologist 1. Adherence behaviour 1. Behavioural and social sciences literature and education network guidelines 1. Consequences of unhealthy behaviours
2. Bariatric surgery researcher 2. Central nervous system 2. Charitable organisation resources (national forums for health/obesity) 2. Current practice and team work
3. Biochemist 3. Chronic disease 3. Government guidelines (Department of Health reports/handbooks) 3. Determinants of obesity
4. Biomedical scientist 4. Clinical placements 4. Health care system guidelines (NICE/SIGN) 4. Difficulties of achieving behaviour change
5. Children’s health advocacy organisation worker 5. Communication skills 5. Personal experience (from clinical practice) 5. Effective behaviour change techniques
6. Clinicians (various specialties) 6. Endocrinology   6. Epidemiology of obesity
7. Communication skills specialist 7. Gastroenterology   7. Importance of biopsychosocial approach
8. Dietician 8. Human diversity   8. Health promotion approaches
9. Psychologist 9. Lifestyle   9. Public health issues related to obesity
10. Midwife 10. Metabolism   Skills acquisition:
11. Nurse 11. Nutrition   10. Address patients’ beliefs/barriers to change
12. Nutritionist 12. Obesity week   11. Assess patients’ self-efficacy
13. Pharmacist 13. Patient safety   12. Constructive advice regarding weight loss
14. Physiotherapist 14. Professionalism   13. Learn/use behaviour change skills
15. Public health professional 15. Psychiatry   14. Practical management of obesity with patients
15. Social worker 16. Psychology
16. Speech and language therapist 17. Rheumatology
  18. Surgery
  1. Note. The content of each column represents concepts derived directly from participants’ expressions within the dataset.