• Video
  • ICH

2 hours

GPs,GP trainees

Anaemia in old age: common presentations

This extended, in-depth, case-based module covers the diagnosis and management of anaemia in older patients. It contains practical advice for GPs on decision-making when investigating and treating older patients with anaemia, with a focus on medical ethics.

Learning outcomes

After completing this module you should be able to:

  • Know the common causes of anaemia in old age
  • Appreciate the recommended investigations for patients with anaemia, in particular iron deficiency anaemia
  • Weigh up the risks and benefits of investigations and communicate this to patients and their families
  • Treat the common causes of anaemia in old age
  • Know when to refer patients with anaemia to a specialist.

Written by:

Kieran Walsh

Updated by:

Sadia Ismail

Peer reviewed by:

Kyra Neubauer

Last updated

25 Sep 2015

Release date

14 Jan 2011

Accreditation

Accreditor credit Accreditation statement
BMJ Learning 2 credits, 2:00 hours BMJ Learning has assigned two hours of credit to this module.
Pakistan Society of Family Physicians 1 credit, 1:00 hour The Pakistan Society of Family Physicians has assigned 1 hour of credit to this module.
UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention 1 credit, 1:00 hour This Program has been awarded 1 CPD Credit Hour by the UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention.
University of Health Sciences Lahore 1 credit, 1:00 hour University of Health Sciences Lahore has assigned 1 hour of credit to this module.