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Common or Serious Problems That are Easily Missed course for GPs

Speciality Classification
General Practice ( GP ) / Family Medicine
Time / Duration
30 minutes
Subject matter expert
e-Learning for Healthcare
Endorsed By
Healthy Child, eLH, NHS

This session looks at easily missed medical and mental health problems in children and young people.

Learning objectives

By the end of this session you will be able to:

  • Describe alarm bells for easily missed common medical problems
  • Describe red flags for some easily missed mental health problems
  • Describe red flags for easily missed serious, rare and treatable conditions

This session uses self assessments that help you check what you have learnt. You do not have to use them and your answers are not seen by anyone else.

Entry Requirements / Prerequisites

Ideally, experience working with children in an educational setting or a background in paediatrics or school nursing. This session will be more useful if you are familiar with the sessions in modules:

  • 04 - The Child With Additional Needs
  • 05 - The Child With Additional Needs – Long Standing Illness or Disability
  • 06 - Common Developmental and Health Issues In School Children 5-12

Session Acquired Brain Injury (411-031) will be useful prior study.

Instructors / Speakers
Paul Carter,
Lead Editor, Healthy Schoolchild Programme

Paul Carter is lead editor of the Healthy Schoolchild e-learning curriculum. Before retiring from the NHS in October 2010 he was lead consultant community paediatrician for school health ASD ADHD and immunisation in Walsall where he worked for 17 years. He is coordinating editor of the West Midlands parent-held record and is co-chair of the West Midlands joint paediatric child psychiatry psychopharmacology support group. He continues to provide consultancy to a group of specialist schools for children with severe autism.

Christian J Hendriksz,
Consultant in Transitional Metabolic Disease

Christian qualified in Pretoria, South Africa, where he also obtained an MS in sports medicine. He is a Consultant in Transitional Metabolic Disease, at the Mark Holland Metabolic Unit, Salford where, since April 2012, he has been working as part of the adult team to develop transitional services and expand services for adults affected by these disorders. He completed his training in inborn errors of metabolism (IEM) at the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital, UK and then worked for 8 years at Birmingham Children’s Hospital.

Jo deGiovanni,
Consultant Cardiologist and Senior Clinical Lecturer

Jo deGiovanni qualified in medicine in Malta in 1973, where he was awarded the Order of Merit for Medical Services in 1994. Since 1983, he has been a Consultant Cardiologist and Senior Clinical Lecturer at Birmingham Children’s Hospital. He also has consultant appointments at the City and Queen Elizabeth hospitals and was Scientific Secretary to the Association for European Paediatric Cardiology 2007-2012. His main areas of specialist interest include interventional catheter procedures for congenital and structural heart disease, arrhythmia therapy including pacing, electrophysiology and ablation and adult congenital heart disease.

Common or Serious Problems That are Easily Missed course for GPs
Interest Areas / Topics Covered
Child and family health, Child health/paediatrics/immunisation, Children and young peoples health
Provider Type
Education Provider
Time / Duration
30 minutes
Access Duration (in months)
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