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Management of Really Sick Patients with Anorexia Nervosa (MARSIPAN)

The MARSIPAN consultation group was established in 2008 to address the concerning number of deaths relating to patients admitted to hospital suffering from Anorexia Nervosa. 

This course is designed to help clinicians meet and overcome the enormous challenges these situations present and so reduce the deaths in hospital of patients. The course covers assessment and treatment of adults and children. 

Page Contents:
What, where and when?
How much will this course cost?
What will I learn on this course?
How will I be assessed?
Who is this course for?
Who will teach me on the course?
How do I apply?
Other information

 

What, where and when?

What?

A one-day course is designed to help clinicians meet and overcome the enormous challenges of managing really sick inpatients with anorexia nervosa (AN). 

The aim is to educate healthcare professionals on assessing and managing patients with AN and to reduce the deaths in hospital of patients (often young) with very severe eating disorders. 

Where?

University College London, Bloomsbury Campus

When?

This one day course is usually held in January. Classes usually run from 9:00am to 6:00pm.

Exact dates have not yet been set for 2020/21.

How much will this course cost?

Fees for 2020/21 have not yet been published, please check back a little nearer the time.

What will I learn on this course?

You'll learn about:

  • child and adolescent medical management   
  • psycho-social assessment and management of severe eating disorders (children and adolescents)   
  • medical assessment and management of severe eating disorders (adults)   
  • psycho-social assessment and management of severe eating disorders (adults)

How will I be assessed?

You'll have the opportunity to ask questions at the Q and A session and you'll be assessed by a multiple choice exam at the end of the day.

On successful completion you'll get a certificate (worth 6 CPD points). 

Who is this course for?

This course is ideal for medical, dietetic and nursing staff working with patients with severe Anorexia Nervosa who are at risk of being admitted.

This course is also beneficial for GPs who wish to improve their assessment and emergency management skills in this field.

Who will teach on this course?

  • Dr Paul Robinson: Adult Psychiatrist and MARSIPAN Chair
  • Dr Darren Cutinha: Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist
  • Dr Simon Chapman: Consultant Paediatrician
  • Professor Alastair Forbes: Professor in Gastroenterology & Clinical Nutrition

How do I apply?

Please note that you will not be able to apply or register for this course until Summer 2020.

To apply and register please visit our UCL Short Courses webpage.

You'll be prompted to create an account with UCL eXtend, the student website. Please keep hold of these details as you'll need them to access the timetable and course material such as lecture slides.

Other information

You could also consider the short course in Eating Disorders – Treatment, which runs in January and February and/or the short course in Clinical Science of Eating Disorders: Training for Mental Health Professionals, which runs in November and December. Both of these modules form part of the MSc in Eating Disorders and Clinical Nutrition at UCL.