Advanced Eating Disorders (One day course)


To empower experienced and specialist ED dietitians in effectively handling complex caseload by offering practical guidance.  This new course is aimed at Advanced Dietitians (Dietitians with a minimum of 4 years of Eating Disorder experience) We would recommend the completion of the 2-day Eating Disorders course prior to attendance on this course. 

Learning Outcomes:

After participation in the study event delegates will be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of key advanced areas of practice skills in eating disorders
  • Critically discuss the considerations for complex case management
  • Describe the five areas that  autistic people want HCPs to know
  • Critically discuss the overlay of autism and eating disorders and how this may present in practice
  • Describe the theoretical presentation of PDF subtype  and how this differs
  • Critically discuss the adaptations for treatment necessary for autism and PDA
  • Describe how food refusal/RISH differs from AN and the key differences in treatment approaches needed
  • Describe the theory for the development and maintenance of PAWS, and describe some treatment approaches
  • Critically discuss the legal framework for feeding under restraint and treatment options
  • Critically evaluate key theories around trauma, and key considerations for dietetic practice
  • Critically discuss  the key learning points from the T1DE pilots
  • Critically reflect on the role of the Court of protection in decision-making and reflect on the ethical issues around the withdrawal of care

About this course 

The course supports clinical decision-making at an advanced practice level. It uses level 7 teaching to develop skills in critical thinking, using evidence beyond guidelines, and working with complexity. Taught by experienced dietitians, it takes the participants through advanced-level areas of practice. The content reflects what skilled and experienced dietitians will see in practice, and draws on available evidence, theory, and resources. The course covers key aspects of Autism, PDA, PAWS, Food refusal, T1DE feeding under restraint, trauma, and the role of the court of protection. Students will be orientated to these advanced practice areas and critical discussion of cases to support critical thinking and decision-making in areas lacking a robust evidence base.  

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