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Ulcerative colitis: clinical review

Ulcerative colitis: clinical review

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Clinical Review

Time to Complete

1.5 hours


May 7, 2014


June 17, 2016

Programme Description

This article by Dr Naila Arebi reviews the aetiology, epidemiology, diagnosis and management of ulcerative colitis, covering how to make the diagnosis, conducting a clinical examination and a discussion of new therapies. Key learning points for GPs and nurses include Copenhagen criteria for diagnosis, therapeutic options and effective follow up.

Educational Objectives

After reading this activity, GPs should be better able to:
  • Understand the pathogenesis of ulcerative colitis
  • Access appropriate patient information regarding ulcerative colitis
  • Organise appropriate investigation and follow up for patients presenting with ulcerative colitis
  • Counsel patients about the need for, how to commence and adverse effects of mesalazine therapy
  • Authors

    Activity author
    Dr Naila Arebi
    Consultant gastroenterologist
    The London Clinic and St Mark's Hospital

    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.


    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