This module is currently in a testing phase. Please only access the course if you have been requested to do so.

This module is intended to be used as a resource for those involved in supporting dietetic learners completing practice-based learning.

Who is this course for?

  • Healthcare workers in mental health, learning disabilities and eating disorders e.g. dietetic support workers, nurses, occupational therapists, healthcare support workers, nursing associates and associate practitioners
  • Dietitians who are looking for an introduction to the areas of mental health. learning disabilities and/or eating disorders.  

This course aims to:

  • give you an essential overview of nutrition in mental health, learning disabilities and eating disorders to enable you to support your service user's physical health needs.

This course aims to:

  • place dietetics and prescribing of dietetic products into the wider context of the health economy;
  • embed a cultural commitment to support appropriate prescribing within dietetics;
  • increase understanding of how different healthcare settings influence prescribing and how patient transfer between healthcare settings also impacts upon prescribing; and;
  • improve communication with healthcare colleagues regarding prescribing.