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Focus on learning more about neurological conditions with this learning plan for GPs and nurses. Topics covered include red flag symptoms in tremor and dizziness, motor neurone disease, headache, Alzheimer's disease, acoustic neuroma, autism and epilepsy in children.
You can undertake the whole plan to show that you have studied this area in greater depth, or complete individual modules to complement your existing learning.
Dr Tillmann Jacobi describes how to implement the NICE guidance on headaches in primary care, and the updated SIGN guidance on management of migraine. The module, reviewed in 2018, outlines what's new in the guidance, considers treatment options and areas of uncertainty, and includes downloadable resources to use with your patients.
Rachel Taylor explains the diagnosis and management of Huntington’s disease, providing key learning points for GPs on symptom reduction and quality of life.
Dr David Jolley and colleagues discuss pitfalls in making a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease, The National Dementia Strategy and management of the condition. Key learning points for GPs and nurses include early detection, changes to the brain and medication.
Mr Samuel Leong and Mr Ahmed Youssef cover the diagnosis and management of acoustic neuroma. Key learning points for healthcare professionals include possible risk factors, common presenting symptoms such as asymmetrical sensorineural hearing loss, and clinical outcomes.
This article discusses common presentations, core features and behaviours that may suggest a diagnosis of ASD, and evidence-based interventions.
Dr Sophia Varadkar and Dr Pinki Munot provide an overview of epilepsies in infants and children. Key learning points for GPs and nurses include the clinical features of epilepsies at different ages, and differential diagnoses of paroxysmal events.
In this interactive module, Dr Suneeta Kochhar describes red flag symptoms associated with dizziness. Key learning points include possible causes, red flag symptoms, taking a comprehensive history, and matching symptoms to specific causes.
Dr Suneeta Kochhar describes red flag symptoms associated with tremor. Key learning points in this interactive module include differentiating types of tremor, considering possible causes and when to refer.