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Down's syndrome: clinical review

Down's syndrome: clinical review

Format

Clinical Review

Time to Complete

1.5 hours

Published

April 13, 2016

Updated

June 13, 2016
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Programme Description

Dr Esther Corker and colleagues from the Nottingham Down syndrome children’s service outline the aetiology of Down’s syndrome, the screening process and the role of the GP in the management of comorbidities both in childhood and adulthood. Key learning points for healthcare professionals include when to conduct assessments for cardiac, thyroid and gastrointestinal disease.

Educational Objectives

After reading this activity, a healthcare professional should be better able to:
  • Understand the genetic cause of Down’s syndrome
  • Explain the screening process to pregnant women
  • Understand the management of comorbidities in both childhood and adulthood
  • Authors

    Activity authors
    Dr Esther Corker
    Consultant Paediatrician
    Sherwood Forest Hospital Foundation Trust
    United Kingdom

    Dr Claire McCall
    Associate Specialist
    Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust
    United Kingdom

    Dr Liz Marder
    Consultant Paediatrician
    Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust
    United Kingdom

    Test author
    Nigel Stollery
    General Practitioner
    Kibworth Health Centre
    Leicestershire
    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 1.5 learning credits (1.5 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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