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Hyperprolactinaemia: diagnosis and management

Hyperprolactinaemia: diagnosis and management

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Time to Complete

0.5 hours


January 27, 2017


January 27, 2017

Programme Description

Dr Louise Newson explores raised prolactin levels and their management in an updated article on hyperprolactinaemia. Learning points for GPs and nurses include clinical presentations, recent research on dopamine agonists, and when surgery may be indicated.

Educational Objectives

After reading this activity, healthcare professionals should be better able to:
  • Understand the causes of hyperprolactinaemia
  • Recognise the clinical presentation of hyperprolactinaemia in women and men
  • Recall which drug therapies are recommended
  • Reflect on when withdrawal of drug treatment may be appropriate
  • Understand when surgery may be an option
  • Authors

    Activity author
    Dr Louise Newson
    West Midlands

    Test author
    Dr Ravi Ramanathan


    This is a learning activity provided by MIMS Learning, featuring learning material and a test. Completing the test enables you to claim 0.5 learning credits (0.5 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 and may be exported to the Clarity & RCGP Appraisal Toolkit for GPs. This activity is offered at no cost.


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