GASNG010 Eating Disorders: Treatment

Module Title
GASNG010 Eating Disorders: Treatment
Module Value
15
Term
Term 2
Short Description

The course will cover the treatment of eating disorders in the child, adolescent and adult age ranges. Therapeutic approaches covered will be individual assessment and therapy, family approaches, inpatient, outpatient and day patient approaches, inpatient refeeding in severely malnourished patients, development of eating disorder services  and management of severe and enduring eating disorders (SEED). 

Students will be offered clinical sessions in an eating disorder service at St Ann’s Hospital, Royal Free Hospital and Great Ormond Street Hospital, to observe clinical practice and participate in clinical meetings.

Aims and Objectives
 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

Topics may include:

  • Ethical Issues in Eating Disorders Treatment
  • Assessment of eating disorders in adults
  • Medication and Eating Disorders
  • Assessment of eating disorders in children and adolescents
  • The role of the voluntary sector in the care of eating disorders
  • Inpatient care for adults with eating disorders
  • Community treatment of eating disorders
  • Individual CBT for eating disorders
  • Individual therapy for eating disorders apart from CBT
  • Community treatment of eating disorders in adolescents
  • Emergencies in eating disorders
  • Service development for eating disorders
  • Inpatient care for children and adolescents with eating disorders
  • Family therapies in Eating Disorders
  • Carers as partners in treatment
Assessment details
  • 3,000 word essay (50%)
  • Multiple Choice Questionnaire (50%)
 Module Tutor

Dr Paul Robinson

p.robinson@ucl.ac.uk

Dr Nadia Micali

n.micali@ucl.ac.uk

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