Other Infectious diseases modules

Key questions on vaccinations (1.5 CPD hours)

Key questions on illness in the returning traveller (1.5 CPD hours)

Antibiotics and polypharmacy (1 CPD hour)


Key questions on infections in pregnancy

Dr Jessica Garner, clinical fellow in obstetrics and gynaecology and Miss Maryam Parisaei, consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist, on investigating rash in pregnant women, managing chicken pox in pregnancy and travel advice for zika virus.

1.5 CPD hours

Key questions on atrial fibrillation

Dr John Dean, consultant cardiologist, on identifying patients with AF, personalised care and manging patients who are persistently unwell despite treatment

1 CPD hour

Case by case: visual loss

Consultant ophthalmic surgeon Mr Ramu Muniraju with cases on posterior vitreous detachment, diabetic retinopathy and when to refer urgently to secondary care

1.5 CPD hours

Key questions on antibiotic use

Module summary
Dr Martin Duerden, GP and clinical adviser on prescribing for the RCGP, answers questions from GP Dr Pam Brown on appropriate antibiotic use for common primary care presentations
Learning objectives

This module will update your knowledge on antibiotic use, including:

  • When are topical - rather than oral - antibiotics preferable
  • What is the safest and most effective antibiotic use for urinary tract infection during the first three months of pregnancy 
  • What should make you suspect bacterial superinfection following influenza
  • Which oral antibiotic is most appropriate if the otitis externa fails to settle with topical treatment

Dr Martin Duerden is a GP and deputy medical director for Betsi Cadwaladr Health Board in North Wales, an honorary senior lecturer at Bangor University and Cardiff University, and a clinical adviser on prescribing for the RCGP

Dr Pam Brown is a GP in Swansea

Date module published
Module due for review
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
useful module
Claire Campbell
Dermot McGlone
some helpful points
David Trenchard
Very good
Michael Downing