MDU 4850 – Diseases of Eating

Offered: Summer 2021 (Class # 12053) Fall 2021 (Class # 16890)

Credits: 3

Prerequisites: None

Syllabus: Will be posted soon

Course Coordinator: Tannaz Mirhosseini

Registration: ONE.UF [Listed under MEDICINE-GENERAL in undergrad course catalog]

Contact: Tannaz MirHosseini


This course covers the history, etiology, prevalence, early recognition, treatment and prevention of anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder, and disordered eating behaviors. The course introduces theories and biases regarding obesity, addictions to food and and exercise in our culture and highlights strategies for treatment and prevention.


After completing this course, students should be able to:

  • Explain the fundamentals of healthy nutrition
  • Identify the physical signs and symptoms of eating disorders
  • Discuss strategies for treatment and prevention of eating disorders