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Key questions on vitamin D

Module summary

Consultant endocrinologists Dr Zaki Hassan-Smith and Professor Neil Gittoes answer questions on the prevention and management of vitamin D deficiency.

Learning objectives

This module will bring you up to date on vitamin D deficiency, including:

  • Thresholds for replacement in vitamin D insufficiency 
  • The role of vitamin D in fatigue and chronic disease
  • How much sun exposure is needed for natural vitamin D production
  • Treating children with vitamin D
Author

Dr Zaki Hassan-Smith is a consultant endocrinologist at University Hospital Birmingham and honorary senior research fellow at the University of Birmingham.

 

Professor Neil Gittoes is a consultant endocrinologist and honorary professor of medicine, at Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham.

 

Dr Sara Ritchie, who provided the questions, is a GP in Stoke Newington, north London

Date module published
28/02/2017
Module due for review
28/02/2019
Suggested number of CPD credits
Completing this module will earn you a certificate for a suggested
1.5 CPD hours
By showing evidence of impact you could double that to
3 CPD hours
What other GPs said after completing this module
Good
Mukthar Ahmad
17.05.2017.
reasonable
Abraham Thomas
13.05.2017.
great information
Suresh Mason
09.05.2017.
Wasnt as useful as hoped. Mainly depressing as it explains the burden but doesnt really explain any guidance.
Laura Fleming
01.05.2017.
VERY GOOD
George Duru
01.05.2017.