GASNG009 Eating Disorders: Clinical Science

Module Title
GASNG009 Eating Disorders: Clinical Science
Module Value
Term 1
Short Description The course will cover clinical science relevant to both children and adolescents and to adults with eating disorders. The subjects covered will be aetiology, definitions, epidemiology, symptoms, gender and ethnic differences, and specific areas including reproductive and bone health and developmental aspects.
Aims and Objective
To prepare students, along with the rest of the Nutrition and public health course including the new Eating Disorders – teaching module, for a career in the eating disorders field

Knowledge of the aetiology, classification, epidemiology, symptoms, complications and nutritional disturbances in patients with eating disorders. Understanding of the role of nutrition in the clinical assessment of the patient with a suspected eating disorder.

Topics may include:

  • Child and adolescent eating disturbances
  • The range of eating disorders in adults
  • Gender and ethnicity in eating disorders
  • The immunological response to injury, sepsis and chronic inflammatory illness
  • The metabolic response to starvation, injury and sepsis
  • The brain in eating disorders
  • How disease affects macro- and micronutrient reserves and requirements
  • Nutrition and disorders of the intestine and liver
  • Obesity - aetiology and pathogenesis in the short-term and long-term
  • Obesity as an inflammatory condition
  • Psychological symptoms in Eating Disorders
  • Reproductive health and Bone health in eating disorders
  • Child and adolescent development in Eds
  • Acute starvation in eating disorders
  • Children of mothers with eating disorders
  • Family and carer issues in child and adolescent eating disorders
  • Biological roots of eating disorders
  • Alcohol, liver disease and nutrition
  • Severe and Enduring Eating Disorders
  • Physical manifestations of eating disorders in children and young people
  • EDs in pregnant women and mothers
Assessment details
  • Multiple choice question examination (100%)
 Module Tutor

Dr Paul Robinson

Dr Nadia Micali

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