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Eating Disorder Core Skills: eLearning for GPs

Eating Disorder Core Skills: eLearning for GPs is comprehensive foundational eating disorder training developed specifically for GPs. The training provides GPs with the key information needed to provide best practice care for patients with eating disorders.

The training will equip GPs with the knowledge and skills needed to understand, identify and assess eating disorders, provide medical treatment, lead the multidisciplinary team, manage MBS items and provide ongoing recovery support.

This four-hour, self-paced and interactive online training includes practical real-life scenarios and activities, videos from leaders in the field and people with a lived experience of an eating disorder, up to date resources and a formal assessment.

The Modules

Eating Disorder Core Skills: eLearning for GPs includes five modules which align with the NEDC Workforce Core Competencies and the stepped system of care for eating disorders. The five modules include:

Module 1: Key Features for Early Identification covers clinical features, prevalence and impact, risk factors and warning signs of eating disorders.

Module 2: Initial Response covers screening, assessment, diagnosis and treatment pathways under the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) including Eating Disorder Plans.

Module 3: Shared Care covers referring to appropriate services in the stepped system of care for eating disorders, coordinating the multidisciplinary team and engaging families and supports.

Module 4: Medical Treatment covers medical care, and nutrition and mental health support.

Module 5: Recovery Support covers supporting a patient experiencing an eating disorder across the course of illness.

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