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Gastroenterology learning plan

9.00 credits

Diagnosis and management of gastrointestinal conditions are covered in this learning plan for GPs and nurses. Learn more about diagnosis, management and when to refer, and claim CPD credits for each module that you complete.




Clinical Review

Ulcerative colitis: clinical review

This article by Dr Naila Arebi reviews the aetiology, epidemiology, diagnosis and management of ulcerative colitis, covering how to make the diagnosis, conducting a clinical examination and a discussion of new therapies. Key learning points for GPs and nurses include Copenhagen criteria for diagnosis, therapeutic options and effective follow up.

1.50 Credits
Syllabus

Guidance update: latest NICE guidelines on non-alcoholic fatty liver disease

Dr Rachel Pryke describes how to implement the latest NICE guidance on non-alcoholic fatty liver disease in primary care.

1.00 Credits
Red flags

Diarrhoea - red flag symptoms

This article by Dr Pipin Singh describes the red flag symptoms that indicate potentially serious causes of diarrhoea in adults. Key learning points for healthcare professionals include identifying causes of acute or chronic diarrhoea, questions to ask and when to refer.

0.50 Credits
Red flags

Dysphagia - red flag symptoms

Dr Suneeta Kochhar provides a reminder on potentially serious causes of dysphagia in this article updated in 2018. Key learning points for healthcare professionals include identifying infective, obstructive or neurological causes, clinical evaluation and when to refer.

0.50 Credits
Red flags

Jaundice - red flag symptoms

In this article Dr Suneeta Kochhar reviews the red flag symptoms associated with serious causes of jaundice

0.50 Credits
Syllabus

Guidance update: latest NICE guidance on assessment and management of cirrhosis

Dr Iain Brew summarises the latest NICE guidelines on cirrhosis.

1.00 Credits
Knowledge

Laparoscopy: illustrated

Injuries and conditions requiring keyhole surgery are are highlighted in this activity, including shoulder surgery, nasal surgery and laparoscopic hysterectomy.

0.25 Credits
Knowledge

Gastroenterology clinical Q&A

Dr Kevin Barrett, GP and clinical lead for gastroenterology, explains his role and answers questions on early diagnosis of inflammatory bowel disease and the benefits of faecal calprotectin testing.

0.25 Credits
Syllabus

Guidance update: latest NICE guidelines on coeliac disease

Dr Suneeta Kochhar describes how to implement the NICE guidance on coeliac disease in primary care.

1.00 Credits
Clinical Review

Common bile duct stones: clinical review

Dr Ghassan El Sayed and Dr Earl Williams outline the diagnosis and management of common bile duct stones, estimated to be present in 10-20% of patients with symptomatic gallstones.

1.50 Credits
Patient Case Study

Acute epigastric pain

Dr Louise Newson describes a presentation of acute epigastric pain in a 44-year old female patient, leading to a diagnosis of pancreatitis. Key learning points for healthcare professionals include prevalence, investigation and treatment of acute pancreatitis.

0.50 Credits
Expert Perspective

Gastrointestinal bleeding: emergency presentations

Kathryn Oakland provides an overview of the causes and management of acute gastrointestinal bleeding.

0.50 Credits