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Coeliac disease: hot topic November 2015

Coeliac disease: hot topic November 2015

Format

Knowledge

Time to Complete

0.25 hours

Published

November 6, 2015

Updated

June 10, 2016

Programme Description

Dr Suneeta Kochhar highlights NICE guidance on the diagnosis, management and follow-up of coeliac disease, providing key learning points for GPs and other healthcare professionals. This article is from the November 2015 edition of MIMS Learning in print.

Educational Objectives

After reading this activity, healthcare professionals should be better able to:
  • Appreciate the role of GPs in diagnosing coeliac disease
  • List the presenting symptoms for which serological testing is recommended
  • Understand the prevalence of coeliac disease in different patient groups
  • Advise patients on what is involved in making a diagnosis
  • Advise patients with confirmed disease on dietary measures
  • Be aware of the risk of osteoporosis, hyposplenism and dermatitis
  • Faculty

    Activity author
    Dr Suneeta Kochhar
    GP
    Sussex
    United Kingdom

    INSTRUCTIONS

    This is a learning activity provided by MIMS Learning, featuring learning material and a test. Completing the test enables you to claim 0.25 learning credits (0.25 hours learning). This credit award is recommended by MIMS Learning based on completing the activity and reflecting on what you have learned. If you spend less time on the activity we recommend claiming fewer credits.

    Please proceed with the activity until you have successfully answered all the test questions and completed your evaluation. You will then receive your MIMS Learning CPD certificate, which will be added to your CPD organiser for access at any time. This activity is offered at no cost.

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