Familial Hypercholesterolaemia

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Familial Hypercholesterolaemia

This Research Review E-Learning Module is intended for New Zealand GPs and cardiologists, and covers the epidemiology of familial hypercholesterolaemia (FH), risk factors associated with the disease, diagnosis and treatment. 


Before starting the module please read the Research Review Educational Series publication, accessed through the link below:

Familial Hypercholesterolaemia

The PDF through the link above can be viewed on screen, saved and printed.

This E-Learning Module covers:

  • Genetic basis of FH.
  • Epidemiology of FH.
  • Risks associated with FH.
  • Screening for FH.
  • Diagnosis of FH.
  • Management of FH.

Learning outcomes

After completing this E-learning module you should have an improved understanding of:

  • The genetic basis of FH.
  • The epidemiology of FH.
  • The risks associated with FH.
  • How to screen for FH.
  • How to make a diagnosis of FH.
  • Appropriate management of FH.

Contributing experts

Expert commentary is provided by Professor Russell S Scott (Endocrinologist), Nikki Reid (Clinical Nurse Specialist) and Associate Professor Susan Wells (Public Health Physician). 

Module questions have been developed by Dr Chris Tofield who works part time in General Practice in Tauranga, New Zealand, is involved in clinical research and is a clinical advisor to the Bay of Plenty District Health Board.

Accreditation

“Familial Hypercholesterolaemia” E-Learning Module has been endorsed by The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners (RNZCGP) and has been approved for up to 1 CME credit for the General Practice Educational Programme (GPEP) and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) purposes.
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