UCL Division of Medicine


Treatment of Eating Disorders: Training for Mental Health Professionals

This course is run by UCL's Division of Medicine. It is part of the MSc in Eating Disorders and Clinical Nutrition but can also be taken as a standalone CPD module.

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


What, where and when?


A six day course to help you prepare for a career in the eating disorders field.


University College London, Bloomsbury Campus


The classes are held on consecutive Wednesdays for 6 weeks, usually in January and February.

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

Classes usually run from 9:00am to 6:00pm.

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 will learn about a wide variety of topics including: 

  • Service development
  • Prevention
  • Models of care
  • The voluntary sector
  • Individual group and family approaches
  • Drug treatment
  • Emergency treatment 
  • The role of carers in treatment

How will I be assessed?

You will complete a Multiple Choice Questionnaire examination at the end of the course. If you attend at least 80% of the course you will receive a certificate of attendance.

Is this course for me?

This course is for trainees and staff working in eating disorders services. If you would like to do this course you should have the following:

  • a university degree
  • a qualification in a mental health profession 
  • be working in a service that accepts patients with eating disorders.

Who will teach me on the course?

Lecturers are drawn from eating disorders and medical/paediatric backgrounds and among them are some of the world’s leading authorities in their subjects.  

    How do I apply?

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

    To apply 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

    The module is best taken together with the short course in Eating Disorders – Clinical Sciences, which runs in November and December. Both of these modules form part of the MSc in Eating Disorders and Clinical Nutrition at UCL.