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Eating Disorders Part 1

By successfully completing this course, you will:

  • Gain a better understanding of Eating Disorders
  • Be awarded the BSY Professional Certificate of Merit
  • Receive the Level 3 Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and Certa Awards*

You can study this course from the comfort of your own home; in your own time and at your own pace; with helpful support and encouragement from our friendly tutors.

Course overview

An understanding of the true nature of eating disorders brings a clearer perception of what is needed by both the unfortunate sufferer and by the forgotten victims, the family and loved ones, who are also trying to cope with the effects of the disorder.  Part 1 examines the background to eating disorders, including risk/predisposition, physical effects and behaviour. It looks at some research and case studies, and examines Anorexia Nervosa in more detail. The anatomy and physiology of the main systems of the body is included. It is essential that you progress to Eating Disorders Part 2 to complete your studies to practitioner level.


  • Lesson One
    • Introduction
      • History
      • Who can Suffer from Eating Disorders?
      • What Exactly are Eating Disorders?
      • Types of Eating Disorders
      • The Prevalence of Eating Disorders
      • Attitudes and Behaviour in Eating Disorders
      • Physical Effects of Eating Disorders
      • Research – Brain Deficiency
      • Zinc Deficiency
      • The Family
      • Treatment Facilities
  • Lesson Two
    • Research
      • Anorexia
      • Bulimia Nervosa
      • Born with a Disorder
      • Genetic Risks
      • Anxiety
      • Sport and Eating Disorders
      • Other Factors
      • Why Being Able to Determine Accurate Statistics is Very Difficult!
      • Mortality and Recovery Rates
      • Miscellaneous Statistics
  • Lesson Three
    • The Nervous System
      • The Autonomic Nervous System
    • The Skeletal System
  • Lesson Four
    • The Digestive System
      • The Teeth
      • The Tongue
      • Salivary Glands
      • The Pharynx
      • The Oesophagus
      • The Stomach
      • The Small Intestine
      • The Large Intestine
      • The Liver
      • The Pancreas
      • Bile
  • Lesson Five
    • The Muscular System
      • Muscles of the Head and Neck
      • Skeletal Muscles
      • Muscles of the Arms
      • Muscles of the Legs
    • The Circulatory System
      • The Heart
      • Blood Vessels
      • Blood
    • The Lymphatic System
  • Lesson Six
    • The Respiratory System
      • The Lungs
    • The Genitourinary System
    • The Excretive System
      • The Skin
    • The Endocrine System
  • Lesson Seven
    • Anxiety
      • What Can be Done?
    • Body Image
  • Lesson Eight
    • Are Eating Disorders Just a Women’s Issue?
      • Case Study 1
      • Case Study 2
  • Lesson Nine
    • Anorexia Nervosa

Practical training

No practical training is required to complete this course.

*Registration is essential with this course at any time during the studies. Registration fee of £20 applies. Full details on request.