All health professionals will come across eating disorders in their day-to-day clinical work.


Develop vital knowledge and skills to recognise and manage these life-threatening disorders, and support specialist treatment.

Self-study, video-based, eLearning with accompanying downloadable summaries and quizzes.

On completion you will receive a personalised CPD certificate accredited by the CPD Certification Service.

  • Develop a foundational understanding of the nature, presentation and diagnostic criteria of different types of eating disorders, illustrated by animated case stories.

  • Be equipped for conducting or supporting effective history-taking, examination and investigations of any patient who might have an eating disorder.

  • Understand related comorbidities and complications, including medical emergencies as covered in the Royal College of Psychiatrists MEED guidelines.

  • Understand appropriate compliance with confidentiality, capacity, and application of the Mental Health Act in relation to eating disorders.

  • Be equipped to play an appropriate role in supporting specialist treatment, through your own day-to-day clinical work.

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Family Mental Wealth is a social enterprise helping families build their mental health and wellbeing. It provides resources for parents/carers, children, schools, companies, and health professionals.

South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust provides the widest range of NHS mental health services in the UK. It aims to be a leader in improving health and wellbeing locally, nationally and globally.

Oxford University Press advances knowledge and learning. It is a department of the University of Oxford and shares the objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide.

The CPD Certification Service is the world's leading and largest accreditation service for Continuing Professional Development. It evaluates learning activities to the highest standards.

About the textbook


The eLearning is based upon this medical textbook, published by Oxford University Press.

This textbook is part of the ‘Oxford Specialist Handbooks in Psychiatry’ series. However, our authors have written it in a form suitable for ALL health professionals including: all hospital doctors, GPs, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician associates, psychologists, dentists, physiotherapists, and occupational therapists.

The eLearning is presented by the authors Prof Janet Treasure and Dr Elizabeth McNaught, and includes downloadable summary extracts of each chapter.

For more details on the full book, see the Oxford University Press website

Interested in arranging a one-day facilitated course?

The eLearning can also be provided as a one-day course facilitated by experts from Maudsley Learning. If you are interested in arranging such a course (perhaps for your GP surgery team, or other group of health professionals) please send us an email to tell us a little about the group of learners you would like to bring together, and a rough idea of dates that would suit you.