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What you get by completing this session

  • 30 mins of CPD

    A 25 minute video lecture with presentation slides, you can stop and start anytime you like. 5 minute quiz is included.

  • Certificate of Completion

    Receive a certificate once you complete the session. Download this from your student dashboard or in your course completion email

  • Easy CPD Documentation

    Fill out the CPD Documentation activity at the end of the session, receive a PDF summary of your CPD activity and reflection right to your email inbox to save or print out!

What you'll learn in this expert session

Eating disorders are becoming more common in our society. It is most important that health practitioners can identify the signs of a patient who is developing an eating disorder, especially those who have one and are worsening. Only three psychological management strategies have been proven to work, and the earlier the problem is identified, the better the prognosis. These patients need to be intensively managed in order to give them the best chance of early recovery.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify the risk factors for eating disorders in patients
  • Recognise the signs that indicate a patient with an eating disorder is becoming metabolically unstable
  • Understand how to appropriately refer, support and medically monitor the patient with an eating disorder

About the Expert

A/Prof Warren Ward

A/Prof Ward is Director of the Queensland Eating Disorders Service (QuEDS) and Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Queensland. He is Chair of the Queensland Health Eating Disorder Advisory Group and co-author of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatry (RANZCP) Clinical Practice Guidelines for Eating Disorders. In 2017, he received the Australian and New Zealand Academy of Eating Disorders (ANZAED) Distinguished Achievement Award. He has published more than 40 articles and book chapters, most of them on eating disorders. He was recently appointed Medical Director of Wandi Nerida, Australia’s first residential program for eating disorders.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    How to complete this course

    • Instructions

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    Eating Disorders – Your Role as a Health Practitioner

    • Summary and learning objectives

    • Video lecture (25 mins)

    • Quiz: test your learning (5 mins)

  • 3

    Document your CPD here

    • CPD Documentation and Reflection Activity Tool

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