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Haemochromatosis: 1. What GPs need to know

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This education is accredited: RACGP 2 CPD, ACRRM 1 CME PD.

This is one module of the haemochromatosis series of education, which is also available as the 5-hour Accredited CPD Activity Haemochromatosis: Preventing harm caused by iron overload with timely diagnosis and best practice management.

 

This module looks at the common causes of under-diagnosis and misdiagnosis of hereditary haemochromatosis in Australia. Participants will learn how to determine when hereditary haemochromatosis should be part of their differential diagnosis. The module also covers iron study test results and how to explain these results to patients.

On completion of this education activity participants will be able to:
  • Understand common causes of under-diagnosis and misdiagnosis of hereditary haemochromatosis in Australian general practice.
  • Evaluate a patient on the basis of their presenting symptoms, physical findings, demographics and family history to determine whether hereditary haemochromatosis should be part of their differential diagnosis.
  • Interpret iron study test results and determine when genetic testing for haemochromatosis is warranted.
  • Explain iron study results and HFE gene test results in terms that patients can understand.
  • Describe the steps in assessing a patient who presents with elevated serum ferritin.


This activity is sponsored by Haemochromatosis Australia.
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Haemochromatosis: 1. What GPs need to know - Education
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