• 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

Release date

14 Jan 2011

Editorially reviewed date

02 Jul 2018

Accreditation

Accreditor credit Accreditation statement
Azerbaijan: The Scientific-Medical Council of the Ministry of Health of Azerbaijan Republic 2 credits, 2:00 hours The Scientific-Medical Council of the Ministry of Health of Azerbaijan Republic has assigned 2 hours of CPD/CME credit to this module.
BMJ Learning 2 credits, 2:00 hours BMJ Learning has assigned two hours of credit to this module.
Lam Dong Medical College 2 credits, 2:00 hours Lam Dong Medical College has assigned 2 hours of CPD/CME credit to this module.
The Colleges of Medicine of South Africa 3 credits The Colleges of Medicine of South Africa has accredited this BMJ Learning module (accreditation number: MDB014/254/06/2010)
The Ministry of Internally Displaced Persons from Occupied Territories, Health, Labour and Social Affairs of Georgia 2 credits, 2:00 hours The Ministry of Internally Displaced Persons from Occupied Territories, Health, Labour and Social Affairs of Georgia has assigned 2 hours of CPD/CME credit to this module.
Ukrainian Ministry of Health 2 credits, 2:00 hours Ukrainian Ministry of Health has assigned 2 hours of CPD/CME credit to this module.