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MDU 4850 – Diseases of Eating

*Formerly MEL 4600


Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer C
Credits: 3
Prerequisites: none
Syllabus: MDU4850_Summer15 Syllabus
Professor: Mathew Nguyen, MD
Special Guest Lecturers: Anne Becker, MD/PhD, Harvard University
Kelly Brownell, PhD, Yale University
Course Coordinator: Danielle Cooke, B.S.
Registration: Log into ISIS [Listed under MEDICINE-GENERAL in undergrad course catalog]


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

To start course: This course is now offered in Canvas. In order to access this course, please go to and click “e-learning in Canvas.” Please log in with your Gatorlink and password. Your courses should be listed on the top of the screen when you click on “Courses.”