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MDU 4850 – Diseases of Eating

*Formerly MEL 4600


Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer C
Credits: 3
Prerequisites: none
Syllabus: EatingDisordersSpring2014
Professor: Amelia Davis, MD and Mathew Nguyen, MD
Special Guest Lecturers: Anne Becker, MD/PhD, Harvard University
Kelly Brownell, PhD, Yale University
Course Coordinator: Mathew Nguyen, MD
Registration: Log into ISIS [Listed under MEDICINE-GENERAL in undergrad course catalog]
Email: Amanda Balkhi:
Phone: 352-265-7322


Written assignments are opinion-based, encouraging the student to think about these disorders on a broad scale.

  • 100% online-you DO NOT need to be in Gainesville to register or to take the class
  • National experts as instructors
  • Open book quizzes and papers
  • Discussion debates with other students
  • Emphasis on broad topics and societal impacts, NOT the memorization of facts