Undergraduates are allowed to enroll in this course.
Course Goals: This course is designed to introduce students to eating disorders using a public health framework. By critically discussing both seminal and cutting-edge papers, students will develop a thorough understanding of eating disorder diagnoses and the epidemiology eating disorders, including risk factors and outcomes/prognosis Students will examine primary, secondary, and tertiary approaches to eating disorders prevention and will be exposed to topics relevant to public health, including integrating obesity and eating disorders prevention.
Competencies: • Understand the public health impact of eating disorders and related questions
• Synthesize and interpret the scientific literature on eating disorders
• Develop a basic understanding of tertiary prevention of eating disorders, including common treatment modalities