This site is intended for healthcare professionals

This activity is hosted on the site of our educational partner

You will be connecting to our educational partner, which controls its own content, practices, and other policies.

You will be connecting to our educational partner, which controls its own content, practices, and other policies.

  • Overview
  • Activity
  • Post-Test
  • Evaluation
  • Claim Credit
Polycystic ovary syndrome: long-term consequences

Polycystic ovary syndrome: long-term consequences

This course is available for purchase as part of a subscription:



Time to Complete

0.5 hours


July 3, 2013


May 6, 2016

Programme Description

Dr Abdelmageed Abdelrahman outlines the long-term consequences of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). Learning points for GPs and nurses include understanding potential complications and when referral to specialist gynaecology services may be indicated. Updated by the author in 2016.

Educational Objectives

After taking this activity, healthcare professionals should be better able to:
  • Diagnose PCOS in their general practice setting
  • Understand the causes and natural history of PCOS
  • Understand the potential complications of PCOS
  • Appreciate when to refer to a gynaecologist
  • Faculty

    Activity author
    Dr Abdelmageed Abdelrahman
    Trainee in obstetrics and gynaecology
    Northern Ireland Deanery

    Exam author
    Dr Raj Thakkar


    This is a non-accredited exam provided by MIMS Learning and a score of 100% is required to claim the 0.5 credits (0.5 hours learning). This credit award is a MIMS Learning recommendation based on completing the exam, reflecting on what has been learnt and planning learning outcomes. Participants may claim less than the recommended value if less time has been spent learning.

    Please proceed with the activity until you have successfully answered all test questions, completed all sections and received your certificate. 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.


    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