Eating Disorders Syllabus

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					                                                                          FCS 562 Eating Disorders
                                                                                 Web based course
                                                                                       Spring 2009

Instructor:      Laurel Branen, Ph.D., R.D.
Office:          1000 W. Hubbard, Suite 145, Coeur d’Alene, ID 83814
Office phone:    208.292.2544
Course URL:
Office hours:    Mondays and Thursdays, 9:00-10:30, or by appointment—call or email me

Course description: Examination of anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, compulsive eating, obesity, and
weight preoccupation; discussion of cultural and nutritional factors, family issues, and psychological
conequences, as well as preventative and therapeutic interventions.

Text: The Eating Disorder Sourcebook, 3rd ed., C. Costin, UI Bookstore or on-line bookstores

Credits: 2

Week     Date                        Topic                              Reading Assignment

  1      1/14     Introduction to Course                               Welcome
                                                                       How to submit assign.

  2      1/20     Introduction to Eating Disorders                     Ch 2, 4
                                                                       Why Eating Disorders
                                                                       The Eating Arc

  3      1/26     Predisposing Factors for Eating Disorders            Ch 2, 4
                                                                       Predisposing Factors

  4      2/02     Precipitating Factors for Eating Disorders           Ch 5
                                                                       Precipitating Factors

  5      2/09     Diagnostic Criteria for Eating Disorders             Ch 1, 3, 7
                                                                       History of Eating Disorders

  6      2/17     Development and Consequences of                      Ch 7
                  Anorexia Nervosa                                     Development of A. N.
                                                                       Consequences of A. N.

  7      2/23     Sustaining Factors for Anorexia Nervosa              Ch 6
                  Book report due on 3/02                              Development of B.N.

  8      3/02     Treatment of Anorexia Nervosa                        Ch 8-14
                                                                       Psychological Treatment of A.N.
                                                                       Medical Nutrition Therapy for A.N.
                  Test 1 through module 8 due 3/09

  9      3/09     Bulimia Nervosa: Development, Consequences,          pp 10-14, Ch 13
                  and Sustaining Factors                               Consequences of B.N.
                                                                       Sustaining Factors for B.N.

FCS 562                                  Eating Disorders (web based)                             Spring 2009

Week      Date                           Topic                                    Reading Assignment

          3/16       Spring Break

  10      3/23       Treatment of Bulimia Nervosa                                Ch 8-14
                                                                                 Psychological Treatment of B.N.
                                                                                 Medical Nutrition Therapy for B.N.

  11      3/30       Binge Eating Disorder                                       pp. 14-18

  12      4/06       Weight Preoccupation                                        Weight Preoccupation

  13      4/13       Prevention of Eating Disorders, Part I                      Ch 17
                                                                                 Developing an E.D. Prevention Prog.

  14      4/20       Prevention of Eating Disorders, Part II                     Ch 17
                                                                                 Eating Disorders Prevention Programs
                     Final Exam due 5/04

                                              Grading System
                 Book report                  1x35=        35 (Due March 2)
                 Discussion group             2x5=         10
                 On-line submissions          6x5=         30
                 Term Paper                               100 (Due April 13)
                 Exam 1                                   100 (Due March 9
                 Final Exam                               100 (Due May 4)
                                              Total       375 pts

To calculate your grade, divide your point total by the total number of possible points at that time in the

All submissions must be typed in Microsoft Word or saved as Rich Text Format documents.

Book Report: Read an eating disorders (anorexia nervosa or bulimia nervosa) book of your choice and submit a 2-3
page double-spaced typed report. Include a brief summary of the book, your reactions to the book, and how it agreed or
disagreed with what you have learned about eating disorders in this class. Suggested books can be found on Dr.
Branen’s webpage. If you read a book that is not listed on the webpage, have it approved by Dr. Branen before reading it.
Due date: March 2. (Points will be deducted for late papers.)

Term Paper: In order to receive graduate credit for a course, students need to do additional work, beyond that
expected of undergraduates. In FCS 504, you will write a ten to twelve page review of the literature on an eating disorders
related topic of your choice. Possible topics include eating disorders in males, nutritional consequences of eating
disorders, the role of family in the development of eating disorders, etc. Have your topic approved by Dr. Branen
before you begin your research. Be sure to choose a topic that interests you and that will be helpful to you in the future.
You are encouraged to email Dr. Branen during the semester in order to get feedback on your work.
         This paper should include at least 12 references from professional journals. The International Journal of Eating
Disorders and Eating Disorders: The Journal of Treatment and Prevention are devoted totally to eating disorders topics.
Journals such as The Journal of the American Dietetic Association and Adolescence occasionally have articles on eating
disorders. Use APA style within the paper and for your reference list. The research paper is worth 100 points towards
your final grade.
Due date: April 13.

FCS 562                                   Eating Disorders (web based)                             Spring 2009

Library Resources (On Campus Classes) 
As a UI student, you not only have access to valuable print and electronic resources from the university's library, but you 
also have the ability to set up a personalized reference appointment with one of the librarians. If you have assignments 
or research questions and aren’t sure how to make the most of library resources, feel free to contact the Family and 
Consumer Science liaison librarian with questions or to set up a meeting: Rami Attebury, 885‐2503, As always, you may also stop by the reference desk anytime Monday to Thursday 9 to 9, Friday 9 
to 5, and Sunday 1‐9, 208‐885‐6584, or visit 
Library Resources (Distance Education/Centers Classes) 
As a UI student, you not only have access to valuable print and electronic resources from the university's library, but you 
also have the access to personalized assistance from the librarians. If you have assignments or research questions and 
aren’t sure how to make the most of library resources from off campus, feel free to contact the Family and Consumer 
Science liaison librarian with questions. Help may be obtained via email or phone. Rami Attebury, 208‐885‐2503, As always, you may also call the main reference desk anytime Monday to Thursday 9 to 9, Friday 
9 to 5, and Sunday 1‐9, 208‐885‐6584, 

Course Objectives:
By the end of the semester you will be able to...
          1. Distinguish between anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, compulsive eating, and weight preoccupation.
          2. Describe predisposing, precipitating, and sustaining factors in eating disorders.
          3. Identify psychological and physiological consequences of eating disorders.
          4. Explain the nutritional consequences and appropriate diet therapy for eating disorders.
          5. Summarize the goals of therapy in treating eating disorders.
          6. Evaluate your own relationship with food and weight.

Final take-home exam due Monday, May 4, 2009