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Multiple sclerosis: clinical review

Multiple sclerosis: clinical review

Format

Clinical Review

Time to Complete

1.5 hours

Published

July 16, 2014

Updated

July 16, 2014

Programme Description

In this article, Dr Belinda Weller discusses how to make a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis, including using the McDonald criteria, key clinical features and how to manage the condition. Key learning points for GPs and nurses include the epidemiology of the condition, using disease-modifying drugs and understanding the prognosis.

Educational Objectives

After completing this activity, healthcare professionals should have a better understanding of:
  • The epidemiology and classification of MS
  • How to identify and diagnose patients with suspected MS based on clinical features and the McDonald criteria
  • How to manage the condition and its prognosis
  • Faculty

    Activity author
    Dr Belinda Weller
    Consultant neurologist
    Western General Hospital
    Edinburgh
    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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