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Motor neurone disease: clinical review

Motor neurone disease: clinical review


Clinical Review

Time to Complete

1.5 hours


January 7, 2015


January 7, 2015

Programme Description

Dr Esther Hobson and Dr Christopher McDermott consider motor neurone disease, covering red flags, how to make this clinical diagnosis, which investigations to consider and how to manage the condition. Key learning points for GPs and nurses include prolonging survival, symptom management and prognosis.

Educational Objectives

After completing this activity, healthcare professionals should be better able to:
  • Recognise the risk factors and symptoms of motor neurone disease
  • Understand how to make a clinical diagnosis and use investigations to exclude other possible causes
  • Describe the stages and treatment options
  • Develop a referral pathway for motor neurone disease patients.
  • Faculty

    Activity authors
    Dr Esther Hobson
    National Institute for Health Research doctoral research fellow and specialty registrar in neurology
    Dr Christopher McDermott
    Reader in neurology and co-director
    Sheffield Motor Neurone Disease Care and Research Centre

    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 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 and may be exported to the Clarity & RCGP Appraisal Toolkit for GPs.


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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