Multiple Myeloma

Welcome to this module which focuses on multiple myeloma in general practice. The purpose of the module is to support General Practitioners in identification & diagnosis of multiple myeloma. 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. If you are a member of the public seeking information on multiple myeloma, please use the following link: Multiple Myeloma Ireland 

Module Overview

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


This eLearning module is divided into 3 key lessons (Lessons 1-3). Each lesson comprises a number of video presentations. Links and relevant printable and downloadable material are also included within most lessons.

Development of this module was funded by an unrestricted educational grant from Janssen.


        The 3 lessons are as follows:
        • Lesson 1: Identifying & Diagnosing Multiple Myeloma 
          This lesson highlights the key symptoms & features which suggest a possible diagnosis of myeloma.
        • Lesson 2: Complications of Multiple Myeloma & its Management, which may Present to General Practice
          This lesson considers some common complications associated with the disease process and some side effects associated with myeloma therapy.
        • Lesson 3: Clinical Scenarios 
          This lesson presents two clinical scenarios, focussing firstly on a referral with suspected myeloma, and secondly on disclosure & discussion of a diagnosis of myeloma. 


The Medical Council has defined eight domains of good professional practice. These domains describe a framework of competencies applicable to all doctors across the continuum of professional development from formal medical education and training through to maintenance of professional competence. Since they describe the outcomes which doctors should strive to achieve, doctors should refer to these domains throughout the process of maintaining competence. In order to assist you in planning your professional competence, ICGP eLearning highlight the domains addressed in each module as set out below. 
NOTE: While a number of ICGP modules have a tight focus on one or two domains, most modules endeavour to address all domains to some degree (low, medium, high). This is clearly displayed in the diagram below

The following links are provided to support this eLearning course and to provide you with information for patients. Many are also available within the associated lesson. (Please Note: These are third party links).
Haematology Association of Ireland
Irish Cancer Society
MIRT (Mater Institute of Research & Therapy) Blood Health Innovation
Last modified: Tuesday, 24 November 2015, 12:29 PM