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182638 - check, unit 555, Immunology, November 2018

Speciality Classification
General Practice ( GP ) / Family Medicine
3 hrs

This edition of check focuses on the assessment and management of presentations related to immunology in general practice.

Relevance to General Practice

Approximately 5% of the Australian population is affected by an autoimmune disease, and almost 20% has some form of allergic disease. The prevalence of systemic lupus erythematosus in Australia ranges from 19 to 92 per 100 000 people. Properly managed, the 10-year survival rate for this autoimmune disease is just over 90%. Inflammatory bowel disease affects approximately one in 250 Australians aged between five and 49 years. Food allergies affect approximately 10% of infants aged one year, and anaphylaxis-related hospital admissions caused by food allergies are rapidly increasing, with a 350% increase seen between 1997 and 2005. In the past decade, the goal of harnessing the the immune system for the direct targeting of cancers has become a reality. Long-term disease control is achieved in 15–20% of patients with cancer who are treated with checkpoint inhibitors.
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Learning outcomes
  • Outline the mechanism of action and potential side effects of cancer immunotherapy.
  • Identify the signs and symptoms of systemic lupus erythematosus.
  • Discuss possible treatment options for inflammatory bowel disease.
  • Summarise the management of IgE-mediated food allergies.
  • Domains of General Practice

    D1. Communication skills and the patient-doctor relationship

    • Ways in which health can be optimised and maintained are communicated to patients, family members and carers

    D2. Applied professional knowledge and skills

    • Rational prescribing and medication monitoring is undertaken

    D3. Population health and the context of general practice

    D4. Professional and ethical role

    D5. Organisational and legal dimensions

    Curriculum Contextual Units
    • Adult health
    • Care of older people
    • Children and young people health
    • Oncology and palliative care
    182638 - check, unit 555, Immunology, November 2018
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    3 hrs
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