1 hour

GPs,GP trainees,Hospital doctors....

Tuberous sclerosis: diagnosis and management

Learn how to diagnose, manage, and treat Tuberous sclerosis, and understand the wide variations of Tuberous sclerosis’ effects on patients. With interactive case histories.

Learning outcomes

After completing this module, you should:

  • Be able to recognise the clinical features of tuberous sclerosis
  • Understand how a diagnosis of tuberous sclerosis is made
  • Understand the wide variation in how patients are affected by tuberous sclerosis, and how clinical features may change over time
  • Be aware of the recommendations around lifelong surveillance in patients with tuberous sclerosis
  • Know the treatments currently available for tuberous sclerosis - both active and pre-emptive
  • Understand the causative genetic mutation in tuberous sclerosis and how knowledge about this can help to guide targeted molecular treatments
  • Understand the principles of genetic counselling in the families of people with tuberous sclerosis.

Note: New UK guidelines for the management of tuberous sclerosis were published in March 2019. This module is in the process of being updated, but please note that current these guidelines are not currently included in this module. The new guidelines are available at: https://academic.oup.com/qjmed/article/112/3/171/5104881

Written by:

 Chris Kingswood, Jacqueline Batson

Peer reviewed by:

 David Neal Franz,  Dr Robert Robinson, Prof John J Bissler

Last updated

10 Jan 2018

Release date

10 Jan 2014


Accreditor credit Accreditation statement
Austrian Academy of Physicians 1 credit, 1:00 hour BMJ Learning modules have been certified for DFP Punkte. DFP Punkte are accepted in Austria
BMJ Learning 1 credit, 1:00 hour BMJ Learning has assigned one hour of credit to this module
Bahrain Defence Force Hospital 1 credit, 1:00 hour The Bahrain Defence Force Military Hospital represented by the Ministry of Defence Bahrain recognises BMJ Learning as being accredited for the purpose of continuous medical education (CME)/continuous professional development (CPD) in BDF. Healthcare professionals can thus claim continuous professional development credits for their activity in BMJ Learning. Completion of one module is considered the equivalent of one credit or one hour of learning.
Kuwait Institute for Medical Specialization 1 credit, 1:00 hour Kuwait Institute for Medical Specialization (KIMS) of the Ministry of Health, State of Kuwait is the authority responsible for organising all aspects of postgraduate training of medical practitioners and other health professionals in Kuwait. Users within Kuwait can claim one hour or one credit per hour of learning completed.
Royal Australasian College of Physicians 1:00 hour The RACP does not accredit CPD activities, but MyCPD Program guidelines state that fellows can claim a maximum of 50 credits per year for online learning under 'Category 6 - Other Learning Activities'.
The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners 1 credit, 1:00 hour RNZCGP endorses the British Medical Journal online CME programmes
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