Understanding Eating Disorders

Understanding Eating Disorders

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Enrol for this Understanding Eating Disorders course and improve your knowledge in spotting the signs of an eating disorder and putting in place support to help someone overcome this mental illness.

All about this course

This Understanding Eating Disorders online course helps students to fully understand what an eating disorder is as well as how to help people that may have an eating disorder. Covering all of the major eating disorders such as Anorexia, Bulimia and Binge Eating Disorder (BED), the course is perfect to help people to fully understand how this type of mental issue can impact people.

This course is perfect for anyone working in mental health or even people that work with young children and teenagers. As eating disorders often start during puberty, this course is great for anyone working in schools and colleges to ensure they have the knowledge to be able to spot the signs of people in their care who may have issues with food.

In order to complete the course, you must achieve 80% or more in the final multiple choice quiz.

You will earn 3 CPD points on completion of the course, this course will take around 3 hours to complete and the certificate will last for two years.

Fully CPD registered
Completed online with instant downloadable certificate
Fully printed certificate posted next day
Covers all required legislation and practices
Complete the online multiple choice assessment as many times as you need to pass

Units covered

Unit 1 – Understanding the Term ‘Eating Disorder’ – In the first unit of this course we will look at what eating disorders are and the different types of disorder people can have. Eating disorders can fall into many categories but the main three are anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and binge eating disorder (BED). Each of these will be fully explained here and the signs of each covered in depth.
Unit 2 – Symptoms Associated with Eating Disorders – Next we will explore the signs and symptoms of eating disorders including physical, psychological and behavioural. The symptoms of eating disorders can be very serious and have a huge impact on a persons health. Therefore, recognising the symptoms and knowing when to offer support is key.
Unit 3 – Ways eating disorders affect people lives – In this unit we will look at how eating disorders affect people and their lives. The physical effects will be explained as well as the psychological strain which is placed on a person with an eating disorder. Family and personal relationships will also be covered to understand how these are affected.
Unit 4 – Treatment of Eating Disorders – In the final unit of this course we will cover methods of treatment for those with eating disorders. Various counselling techniques will be explained, as well as monitoring and hospitalisation should this be necessary in extreme circumstances.