Welcome to this module on assessment of Growth Delay & Short Stature in Primary Care. This eLearning module provides current and practical information for GPs on assessment of growth delay in children. The importance of early recognition through routine measurement is also highlighted. (Please note that a separate module addressing Childhood Obesity, which also highlights the importance of routine measurement, is also available on ICGP Education). Access to this 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 who has a query about short stature in children, please contact your GP.
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External CPD Credits: 2
GMS Study Leave: 1/3 day
No of Lessons: 2
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Welcome to this module on assessment of Growth Delay & Short Stature in Primary Care. This eLearning module provides current and practical information for GPs.
Overview of Module
This eLearning module is divided into 2 key lessons. Each lesson comprises a video presentation conveying the core material. Each presentation is approximately 10 minutes long to facilitate opportunistic learning. Supplementary lessons, where non-core material is presented, and relevant links and downloadable material are also included within most lessons.
Completion of this module will entitle you to 2 External CPD credits.
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This Module was supported by an unrestricted educational grant from Pfizer Healthcare Ireland:
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The 2 lessons are as follows:
Lesson 1: Recognising Growth Delay & Short Stature in ChildrenNormal growth is a good indicator of a child's health - and poor growth may be the first indication of a treatable illness in an apparently healthy child. This lesson highlights the value of serial measurements to identify early, those children whose growth velocity is delayed.
Lesson 2: Assessment of a Child with Delayed Growth or Short StatureThis lesson outlines the assessment of a child in primary care, who is found to have growth delay or short stature.
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