Allergic Rhinitis

Welcome to this module on Managing Allergic Rhinitis in Primary Care. The purpose of the module is to support General Practitioners in diagnosis and management of Allergic Rhinitis in line with current guidelines for best practice. Access to the module is restricted to qualified General Practitioners and the website requires registration and an enrolment key which is provided by the ICGP.
For non ICGP members please visit the Asthma Society of Ireland website link:

Module Overview

External CPD Credits: 2
GMS Study Leave: 1/3 day
No. of Lessons: 3 
MCQ Assessment
Certificate of Completion


This eLearning module is divided into 3 key lessons. Each lesson comprises a video presentation conveying the core material. Most presentations are under 10 minutes long to facilitate opportunistic learning. Supplementary resources, where non-core material is presented, and relevant printable and downloadable material are also included within most lessons. 


    The 3 lessons include:
    • Lesson 1: Introduction, Epidemiology & Pathophysiology 
      This lesson outlines the common aetiology of allergic rhinitis and provides a brief overview of the immune mechanisms involved.
    • Lesson 2: Diagnosis of Allergic Rhinitis 
      This lesson highlights common symptoms and triggers of allergic rhinitis and outlines how diagnosis should be approached.
    • Lesson 3: Management of Allergic Rhinitis 
      This lesson summarises non-pharmacological and pharmacological approaches to management of allergic rhinitis.
    • Part 4: MCQ and Record of Completion 
      This lesson is a short MCQ to verify participation


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Last modified: Thursday, 26 November 2015, 11:25 AM