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Pituitary Problems in Primary Care (including Hyperprolactinaemia) course for GPs

Speciality Classification
General Practice ( GP ) / Family Medicine
Location
Online
Delivery
Online
Duration
30 minutes
Subject matter expert
eLearning for Healthcare
Provider
eIntegrity
Endorsed By
RCGP, NHS

The session looks at the pituitary gland and associated disorders. Prolactinomas and associated symptoms are covered, along with the pathophysiology of pituitary insufficiency and its investigation and management.

This session was reviewed by Khyati Bakhai and last updated in May 2021.

Learning Objectives

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

  • list the presentation and common causes of hyperprolactinaemia
  • describe common presentations of both secreting and non-secreting pituitary adenomas
  • describe the presentation of growth hormone disorders such as growth hormone deficiency and acromegaly
  • outline the significance of postpartum pituitary insufficiency.

This session explores some of the key issues in relation to the diagnosis and investigation of functional and non-functional pituitary tumours in the primary care setting.

 


PRM123
Instructors / Speakers
Sarah Jarvis,
Principal Biochemist, Wishaw General Hospital

Sarah Jarvis, who had been appointed as a Grade A Trainee in 2003, was appointed as Senior Biochemist in 2005 and as Principal Biochemist at Wishaw General in 2008.

Sara White,
Imperial College, London
Delivery
Title
Pituitary Problems in Primary Care (including Hyperprolactinaemia) course for GPs
Interest Areas / Topics Covered
Community and Primary Health Care
Location
Provider Type
Education Provider
Duration
30 minutes
Location
Online
Reference
3.17b_09
Access Duration (in months)
12
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