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Before Christmas and into the New Year we undertook our annual survey of proposed modules to be produced in 2018-2019.
We received a very respectable 689 responses which has helped us decide which modules will be produced in 2018-2019, these are as follows:
1. Short Cases – Cardiovascular problems. This module may include the new anticoagulants, hyperlipidaemia, peripheral vascular disease and venous insufficiency
2. Haematological malignancies. This module may include the three main types: leukaemia, lymphoma, and myeloma
3. Short Cases - Rheumatology. This module may cover the Connective Tissue diseases, and arthropathies other than rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis
4. Short Cases – Obstetrics. This module will study pregnancy, looking at common problems in which Primary Care has a role in management
5. Short Cases - Psychiatry. This module may study the newer antidepressants, atypical antipsychotic medications, adult ADHD, and mindfulness
6. Short Cases – Respiratory Disease. This module may include less commonly encountered lung conditions such as pulmonary fibrosis and bronchiectasis
7. Wound care. This module will look at the role of the whole team in this clinical area
8. Depression in adults. This module will include the role of psychological therapies e.g. CBT
9. Myths and pseudo-science in everyday practice. This could be a wide-ranging module with a variety of clinical scenarios presented
10. Trans-gender patients: Identifying these patients, referring when needed, and supporting their transition phase
11. When things don't go well
12. The Benefits System. Primary Care has a role in helping patients with benefits and this module will study this issue