The course is an introduction to the areas of mental health, learning disability and eating disorders, with a very practical emphasis on improving skills and applying knowledge to increase confidence and decision making in these clinical areas.


  • To give a broad overview of the role of the Dietitian in working with mental health, learning disabilities and  eating disorders patients; using a case study approach to focus on key nutritional, medical, social and psychological approaches used within these specific client groups.
  • To enable students to make informed decisions about multi-disciplinary team (MDT) involvement, risk, communication, treatment and safe, effective working with these client groups.