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Understanding Eating Disorders Home Study Course - Distance

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  • Objectives
    After studying this course, students will be able to:

    have an understanding of Eating Disorders
    understand possible causes
    have Knowledge of the different treatments available
    list sources of help and advice in a range of situations
    have a clear understanding of how to work with these complex conditions
  • Entry requirements
    There are no entry requirements. However, a reasonable level of literacy is required.
  • Academic Title
    Level 2 in Understanding Eating Disorders

    At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Level 2 NCFE Award certificate of achievement. That means that it is independently accredited at a level of learning equivalent to level 2 on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) for England, Wales and Northern Ireland"
  • Course description

    Student Profile

    This programme is designed for people who wish to gain an understanding of working with Eating Disorders, and the basic skills required to work with such complex conditions. No prior knowledge is required.

    Study Method

    The course is designed for study by distance learning at work or at home.  Students receive course manual, assignments and study guide plus tutor support. There are no deadlines for assignments. However, you must complete the full course within 12 months from the date you received it.


    Assessment takes the form of a series of tutor marked assignments plus one extended essay. There is no word count for these assignments. However, you do have to prove to your tutor that you have fully understood the question asked.


    The programme takes place over a timescale to suit the student.  Once registered, tutor support is available for up to one year or until completion whichever is sooner.


    The programme is home- or work-based enabling students to complete the course without having to attend scheduled college teaching sessions.

    Tutor Support

    Throughout the course, students will receive tutor support by email and by post. This will last for a full 12 months. To complete this course it will take in the region of 100 study hours which can be spread over the 12 month period.

    Extra Online Support

    The tutor for this course has now set up a forum for all of his students studying Understanding Eating Disorders and related courses. This will assist you with your studies, as not only will you get full tutor support from a professional tutor for the duration of the coure, but you will get help from other students who are studying at the same time as you. You will also get an insight into other related courses by talking to students studying them. You can ask other students questions about your course or theirs, and they will try to help you.

    You will be able to interact with students studying the following courses:
    • Understanding Abuse and Trauma
    • Counselling and Psychotherapy
    • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
    • Introduction to Counselling
    • Mental Health and Psychiatry
    • Working with a Diagnosis of Personality Disorder

    Your tutor will provide all the details of how to get onto this forum if you decide to order the course.

    Payment Method

    You can choose to pay in full at the time of ordering, or you can pay in monthly instalments (no discount applies).

    If you would like to pay in instalments, we would need one of these as a deposit with your order (either by cheque or by credit/debit card). We will take the rest of the instalments off the card for the remaining months. For further details on paying by instalments, please call or e-mail UK Open Learning.

    Course Outline

    Types of Eating Disorders
    • Anorexia Nervosa
    • Bulimia
    • Binge Eating Disorder

    • DSM
    • ICD

    • Anorexia
    • Restricting type
    • Binge eating type
    • Bulimia
    • Binge eating disorder
    • Eating disorder not otherwise specified

    • Side effects
    • Complications

    Who is affected?
    • Men
    • Women
    • Children
    • Elderly
    Causes of Eating Disorders
    • Psychological
    • Biological
    • Social
    • Patient perspectives
    • Media and magazines
    • Self esteeme
    • Childhood experiences
    • Healing the past
    • Addiction
    • Dependent
    • Anxiety
    • Sleep
    • Self harm
    • Friends and family
    • Personality disorders
    • Depression
    • Stress
    • Suicide
    Treatment options
    • Psychodynamic psychotherapy
    • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
    • Interpersonal therapy
    • Group therapy
    • Family therapy
    Information for Friends and Family
    • Support for caregivers
    • Parents
    • Review
    • Methods
    • Findings
    • Daughter-directed activities
    • Construction of Anorexia
    • The Pro-Ana community
    • Participant observation and Internet research ethics
    • Method
    • Analytic procedure
    • Support
    • Group identities
    • Negative Attributions

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