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Medical management of chronic idiopathic constipation

Medical management of chronic idiopathic constipation




June 20, 2016


December 15, 2017

Programme Description

This module discusses the impact of chronic idiopathic constipation on patients and the NHS, and reviews the currently available methods of diagnosis and medical management.

Educational Objectives

After completing this activity, healthcare professionals should:
  • Be able to list the risk factors for developing chronic idiopathic constipation
  • Be aware of the burden that chronic idiopathic constipation places on patients and the healthcare system
  • Be familiar with a proposed algorithm for diagnosing constipation and determining the course of treatment
  • Be able to describe the options for medical treatment of constipation
  • Credit



    Learning Credit(s)


    This module has been developed by Takeda UK Ltd.
    Date of preparation: June 2016; AMI/UK/160308


    Activity authors
  • Dr Ayesha Akbar, Consultant Gastroenterologist at St Mark's Hospital, chair of the Neurogastroenterology Committee of the British Society of Gastroenterology
  • Dr Jamie Dalrymple, GP and ex-chairman of the Primary Care Society for Gastroenterology
  • Instructions

    This is an industry-supported learning activity provided by MIMS Learning, featuring learning material and a test. Completing the test enables you to claim 2.0 learning credits (120 minutes 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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    • A computer with an internet connection
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    • 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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