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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
Gowrie Devaraja
16.08.2017.
Covered all areas in which my knowledge was lacking- very informative.
Mary McLoughlin
01.08.2017.
good
Atual Rayani
18.07.2017.
Good
Eugene Lewis
18.07.2017.
Excellent
Jolly John
17.07.2017.