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Eating disorders

Eating disorders

Course name

Understanding Eating Disorders

Course description This course exposes the learner to topics related to disordered eating and strengthens their skills in the field. It introduces the most up-to-date research and allows the learner to critically reflect on their reading. Learners are encouraged to bring their personal and professional experiences into consideration and to reflect on their current practice in the field.
The course is designed for professionals working in the field of mental health (counsellors, RPNs, RNs, OTs, social workers, etc).
Course number
  • HLSC 120
Learning objectives By the end of this course, students will
  • critically reflect on current literature in the field of disordered eating
  • strengthen the theoretical underpinnings of eating disorders and their diagnostic criteria
  • describe risk factors and prevalence of eating disorders in the westernized world
  • understand the possible outcomes and other facets of an eating disorder
  • describe different treatment modalities used within the field of disordered eating
  • discuss the prevention of eating disorders
  • reflect on implications for current practice
Tuition $1,561
Textbooks not included.
  • English 12 with a minimum grade of C or equivalent
  • Documentation of current registration in your profession
Course content
  • Eating disorders and diagnostic criteria
  • Risk factors associated with eating disorders
  • Prevalence of eating disorders
  • Psychological/medical complications of eating disorders
  • Treatment for eating disorders
  • Courses of eating disorders and outcomes
Learning resources Jauregui-Lobera, Ignacio. (Ed.). (2012). Relevant topics in eating disorders. Croatia: InTech. Retrieved from http://www.intechopen.com.
Hornbacher, Marya. (1998). Wasted: a memoir of anorexia and bulimia. New York, NY: HarperCollins.
Instruction Method Interactive online course (Blackboard)
Assignments and due dates
  • Three assignments
  • Final exam
Grading Minimum grade to pass is 60 percent.
A Continuing Education certificate is issued on successful completion.
Completion timeframe 6 months (200 hours) to complete

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