• ELU

30 minutes

GPs,GP trainees,Foundation doctors....

The prostate: clinical examination

This module provides an overview of digital rectal examination, how to carry out the procedure, and how to talk to patients about it.

Learning outcomes

After completing this module, you should know:

  • The indications for digital rectal examination
  • How to talk to patients about the examination
  • How to carry out the examination
  • Which other examinations to carry out first in a man presenting with urinary tract symptoms.

Contributors:

Jonny Coxon

Peer reviewed by:

 Ben Challacombe,  Jonathan Rees,  Philippa Aslet, William Cross....

Release date

06 Oct 2014

Editorially reviewed date

21 May 2018

Accreditation

Accreditor credit Accreditation statement
ASCOFAME 0:30 hours BMJ Learning has assigned half an hour of CPD/CME credit to this module. BMJ Learning modules are being certified for ASCOFAME VIRTUAL (Colombia).
Austrian Academy of Physicians 0.5 credits, 0:30 hours BMJ Learning modules have been certified for DFT Punkte. DFT Punkte are accepted in Austria
Azerbaijan: The Scientific-Medical Council of the Ministry of Health of Azerbaijan Republic 0.5 credits, 0:30 hours The Scientific-Medical Council of the Ministry of Health of Azerbaijan Republic has formally accredited all BMJ Learning modules for medical doctor`s continuous professional development. Completion of one module is considered as the equivalent of 0.5 credits or 30 minutes of learning.
BMJ Learning 1 credit, 1:00 hour BMJ Learning has assigned one hour of credit to this module
Dubai Health Authority 0.5 credits, 0:30 hours BMJ Learning is approved as a CME resource by the Dubai Health Authority (accreditation number 0013/18)
Karnataka Medical Council 0.5 credits, 0:30 hours Karnataka Medical Council (KMC) has assigned 30 minutes of CPD/CME credit to this module.
Kuwait Institute for Medical Specialization 0.5 credits, 0:30 hours 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 30 minutes or 0.5 credit per half an hour of learning completed.
Lam Dong Medical College 0.5 credits, 0:30 hours This is to state that Lam Dong Medical College recognises BMJ Learning as being accredited for the purposes of continuing professional development in Vietnam. Healthcare professionals and doctors can claim continuing professional development credits for their activity on BMJ Learning.
Pakistan Society of Family Physicians 0.5 credits, 0:05 hours The Pakistan Society of Family Physicians has assigned half an hour of credit to this module.
Royal Australasian College of Physicians 0:30 hours 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 Ministry of Internally Displaced Persons from Occupied Territories, Health, Labour and Social Affairs of Georgia 0.5 credits, 0:05 hours The Ministry of Internally Displaced Persons from Occupied Territories, Health, Labour and Social Affairs of Georgia has assigned 30 minutes of CPD/CME credit to this module.
The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners 0.5 credits, 0:30 hours RNZCGP endorses the British Medical Journal online CME programmes
The University of Conakry 0.5 credits, 0:30 hours This is to state that the University of Conakry recognizes BMJ Learning resources as being accredited for the purposes of continuing professional development in Guinea. Doctors can thus claim continuing professional development credits for their activity on BMJ.
UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention 0.5 credits, 0:30 hours This Program has been awarded 0.5 CPD Credit Hours by the UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention.
Ukrainian Ministry of Health 0.25 credits, 0:30 hours The Ukrainian Ministry of Health has assigned 30 minutes of CPD/CME credit to this module.
University of Health Sciences Lahore 0.5 credits, 0:05 hours University of Health Sciences Lahore has assigned half an hour of credit to this module.
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