Eating Disorder Awareness
Eating disorders are detrimental to human health. They are serious and often cause fatal illnesses that hamper normal eating habits.
It is estimated that 1.6 million people in the UK suffer from at least one eating disorder. Although, this figure is likely to be much larger due to some people not receiving the help that they need.
The mental illness affects all ages, ethnic groups and races. Unlike other mental illnesses, eating disorders have the highest mortality rate. Therefore, it is important to promote eating disorder awareness, to help prevent the condition. This course has been designed specifically for this purpose.
First, it defines eating disorders and differentiates them from disordered eating and dieting.
Next, we cover the causes of eating disorders and various types of disorders that you need to know about.
It then states the various signs to look out for, when assessing or diagnosing an eating disorder. The various treatments available for the most common eating disorders are discussed.
The course also covers myths around eating disorders and how to prevent the conditions.
You Will Learn:
- The definition of eating disorders
- The difference between eating disorders, disordered eating and dieting
- The causes and signs of eating disorders
- The types of eating disorders
- The treatment options for eating disorders
- Myths around eating disorders
- How to prevent eating disorders
Benefits of Taking This Course
- Learn everything you need to know about eating disorders
- Have an awareness of eating disorders
- Learn how to prevent eating disorders
- Learn about the various treatment options available for eating disorders
- Learn about the various causes of eating disorders and find out if you are at risk
- Eat healthily and live a healthy life
- Determine if you are suffering from an eating disorder
- Determine the type of eating disorder that you are suffering from
- Make the right decision regarding your health status
Taking this course will help you:
Who can take the Eating Disorder Awareness Certification course?There are no entry requirements to take the course.
What is the structure of the course?The course is broken down into 1 individual modules. Each module takes between 20 and 90 minutes on average to study. Although students are free to spend as much or as little time as they feel necessary on each module.
Where / when can the course be studied?The course can be studied study at any time and from any internet connected device
Is there a test at the end of the course?Once you have completed all 1 modules there is a multiple choice test. The questions will be on a range of topics found within the 1 modules. The test, like the course, is online and can be taken a time and location of your choosing.
What is the pass mark for the final test?The pass mark for the test is 70%.
What happens if a user fails the test?If the user doesn’t pass the test first time they will get further opportunities to take the test again after extra study. There are no limits to the number of times a test can be taken.
How long does it take to complete the Eating Disorder Awareness Certification course?We estimate that the course will take about 0.75 hours to complete in total, plus an additional 30 minutes for the end of course test.