Online Courses

Powered by the Open edX platform developed by Harvard and MIT, we’ve created FREE self-paced online courses to equip you with the knowledge you need to address obesity effectively.

Take this course to learn obesity treatment strategies that you can implement today.

Time to Act on Obesityopen_in_new

Take this course to learn how energy balance is regulated and why diet and exercise so often fail to produce lasting weight loss.

MARS Part Oneopen_in_new

Take this course to learn the truth about how bariatric surgery really works to combat obesity.

MARS Part Twoopen_in_new

Who can take a Time to Act on Obesity online course?

Ethicon on Open edX courses are designed with busy healthcare professionals in mind. All you need is access to a computer with a current browser, and Internet connection, and, of course, a desire to learn.

To sign up, simply create an Ethicon on Open edX account and then register for the course of your choice.

What does it cost to take a course?

Ethicon on Open edX courses are free and open to everyone.

Are courses only offered in English?

At this time, all of our courses are conducted solely in English.

Do Ethicon on Open edX courses run on mobile devices?

At this time, Ethicon on Open edX online courses do not fully support access with mobile devices. While many of your components of your course will function, some may not.

When does my course start and/or finish?

You can find the start date and course duration for each course on its course description page. If you are registered for a course, you’ll also see its start date on your dashboard. A course may start at any time throughout the day on its start date. If you find your course is not immediately available, please check back later in the day.

How much work will my course require of me?

The projected hours of study required for each course are usually included on the course description page. If they are not listed, please check your syllabus or course discussion forum when your course begins. We know that you’re a busy healthcare provider, and we take that into consideration as we design our courses.