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Primary care pharmacy education - Module 2: Case 5 - Virginie Dubois

  • Released: 02/2020
  • Reviewed: N/A
  • Study time: 6h:0m

The aim for this case study and associated study day is to allow you to update your clinical knowledge on a range of clinical areas including dyspepsia, dysphagia, anaemia, thyroid disorders, Parkinson’s disease and urinary tract infections.

Learning objectives

On completion of all aspects of this learning programme you should be able to:

  • recognise red flag symptoms associated with dyspepsia and the early recognition of cancer
  • discuss the monitoring implications of thyroid disease
  • respond appropriately to a medicines safety incident
  • explain the importance of administering medicines for Parkinson’s disease on time
  • apply NICE guidance on the diagnosis and management of recurrent UTIs
  • explain the benefits of primary prevention of osteoporosis and non-medical approaches which may contribute to care.

How to use this programme

When you book onto this workshop you will be able to access the resources that you need to complete your learning. If there is a pre-workshop book associated with your workshop, then this will be sent to you in the post and you will also be able to download it in PDF form.

At the workshop your facilitator will provide any materials for you to refer to and complete during the event.

Learning intended for

  • Pharmacists
  • Pharmacy technicians