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Hyperthyroidism: clinical review

Hyperthyroidism: clinical review

Format

Clinical Review

Time to Complete

1.5 hours

Published

September 25, 2014

Updated

July 6, 2016

Programme Description

This article by Dr Prakash Abraham and Dr Kristien Boelaert provides an overview of the diagnosis and management of hyperthyroidism. Learning points for healthcare professionals include identifying Graves' hyperthyroidism, signs and symptoms, excluding thyrotoxicosis and prognosis.

Educational Objectives

After completing this activity, healthcare professionals should be able to:
  • Recognise the risk factors and symptoms of hyperthyroidism
  • Describe the investigations required in hyperthyroidism
  • Develop a logical pathway for treating and managing the condition on an ongoing basis
  • Faculty

    Activity authors
    Dr Prakash Abraham
    Consultant endocrinologist
    Aberdeen Royal Infirmary
    United Kingdom

    Dr Kristien Boelaert
    Reader in endocrinology
    Centre for Endocrinology
    Diabetes and Metabolism
    University of Birmingham
    United Kingdom

    Test author
    Dr Ravi Ramanathan
    GP
    London
    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 2.5 learning credits (2.5 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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    Hardware and Software Requirements
    • A computer with an internet connection
    • Internet Browser: Internet Explorer 7.x or higher, Firefox 4.x or higher, Safari 2.x or higher, or any other W3C standards compliant browser
    • Additional Software: Adobe Flash Player and/or an HTML 5 capable browser maybe required for video or audio playback. PowerPoint or Adobe Acrobat Reader may occasionally be required
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