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Module

PSY3033 : Eating and Weight Disorders

  • Offered for Year: 2020/21
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Elizabeth Evans
  • Lecturer: Professor Vera Araujo Soares, Dr Amy Fielden, Mrs Barbara-Anne Robertson, Dr Gavin Clark
  • Owning School: Psychology
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semesters
Semester 2 Credit Value: 20
ECTS Credits: 10.0

Aims

The aim of this course is to provide a summary of weight and eating-related syndromes and symptoms, including clinical eating disorders, eating disordered behaviour, and obesity. It focuses on issues around cause, diagnosis, intervention, and treatment options for eating and weight disorders, concentrating primarily on psychological therapies. The course will have a major input from clinicians and researchers who have experience in investigating, developing and delivering treatment therapies and long-term care programmes to those with eating and weight disorders.

Outline Of Syllabus

Topics covered include:

Determinants of Eating Behaviour
Clinical Definitions of Eating Disorders
Body Image, Media and the ‘Ideal’ Body
Conceptual models and causal risk factors for Eating Disorders
Psychological Treatments for Eating Disorders
Neurocognitive Impairment in Eating Disorders
Disordered Eating in Children and Adolescents
Obesity and Body Image in Children and Adolescents
Obesity in adults
Weight stigma

Teaching Methods

Module leaders are revising this content in light of the Covid 19 restrictions.
Revised and approved detail information will be available by 17 August.

Assessment Methods

Module leaders are revising this content in light of the Covid 19 restrictions.
Revised and approved detail information will be available by 17 August.

Reading Lists

Timetable