The course is an introduction for Dietitians new to the area of mental health, learning disability and eating disorders, with a very practical emphasis on improving skills and applying knowledge to increase confidence and decision making in these clinical areas.
To give a broad overview of the role of the Dietitian in working with mental health, learning disabilities and eating disorders patients; using a case study approach to focus on key nutritional, medical, social and psychological approaches used within these specific client groups.
To enable students to make informed decisions about multi-disciplinary team (MDT) involvement, risk, communication, treatment and safe, effective working with these client groups.
On completion of the course you will be able to:
- Critically discuss the role of the Dietitian in mental health, learning disabilities and eating disorders settings
- Select appropriate information and support for working within your chosen area
- Describe some of the key nutritional, psychological, medical and social issues arising with these client groups
Discuss how you will apply this knowledge in
- Assessing, signposting and goal setting
- MDT working and communication
- Safe and effective working