DESCRIPTION

This course includes topics from different specialties like Endocrinology, Rheumatology, Dermatology, Genecology, hematology, nephrology, allergy, pulmonology, GI, Urology, hepatology and Geriatric to provide an outline of a holistic approach to evaluate and manage common issues seen in the primary care practice. The course will discuss recommendations on management by general practitioners, based on current guidelines and evidence-based medicine. We will use an active learning approach through live interactive sessions, assignments, and discussions. Faculty includes experts from the US, UK, Australia and Pakistan. This program will complement basic training and short courses offered in Pakistan for general practitioners to bridge the gap of specialty care, especially for those who are serving in underserved areas.

OBJECTIVES

At the end of this enduring material, participants should be better able to:

  1. Synthesize an appropriate diagnosis and management plan for common chronic conditions in primary care settings. 
  2. Recognize his or her own practice limitations and seek consultation with other healthcare providers and resources when necessary to provide optimal patient care.


TARGET AUDIENCE

This enduring material is intended for a broad audience including general physicians, primary care providers, specialty physicians, physicians in training (residents and fellows), and medical students. 

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Introduction: Program Overview

  • 2

    Module 1- Medication Management of Diabetes Type 2

    • Module 1 - Objectives

      FREE PREVIEW
    • Module 1 Faculty

      FREE PREVIEW
    • Presentation: Medication Management of Diabetes Type 2

    • Live Session: Medication Management of Diabetes Type 2

    • Exit Ticket Module 1 (required)

    • Assignment - Write MCQ Module 1

    • Required Reading - Discussion

    • Optional Reading: Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

    • One Minute Paper - Required Assignment

  • 3

    Module 2- Arthralgia; Approach to joint pains

    • Module 2 - Objectives

      FREE PREVIEW
    • Module 2 Faculty

      FREE PREVIEW
    • Presentation: Arthralgia; Approach to Joint Pains

    • Live Session: Arthralgia: Approach to Joint Pains

    • Exit Ticket Module 2 (required)

    • Assignment: Write MCQ Module 2

    • Required Reading - Discussion

    • Optional Reading: Treatment of Knee Osteoarthritis

    • One Minute Paper - required assignment

  • 4

    Module 3- Common Skin Rashes

  • 5

    Module 4 - Iron and folate Deficiency Anemias

    • Module 4 - Objectives

      FREE PREVIEW
    • Module 4 Faculty

      FREE PREVIEW
    • Presentation: Iron and folate Deficiency Anemias

    • Live Session: Iron and folate Deficiency Anemias

    • Exit Ticket Module 4 (required)

    • Assignment - Write MCQ Module 4

    • Required Reading - Discussion

    • Optional Reading: Evaluation of Macrocytosis

    • One Minute Paper - required assignment

  • 6

    Module 5 - Outpatient management of Chronic Kidney disease

  • 7

    Module 6 - Gina guidelines of Asthma management

    • Module 6 - Objectives

      FREE PREVIEW
    • Module 6 Faculty

      FREE PREVIEW
    • Presentation: Gina guidelines of Asthma management

    • Live Session: Gina guidelines of Asthma management

    • Exit Ticket Module 6 (required)

    • Write MCQ Module 6

    • Required Reading - Discussion

    • Optional Reading - GINA-Pocket-Guide-2021-V2-WMS

    • One Minute Paper - required assignment

  • 8

    Module 7 - COPD; diagnosis with spirometry and management

    • Module 7 - Objectives

      FREE PREVIEW
    • Module 7 Faculty

      FREE PREVIEW
    • Presentation: COPD; Diagnosis with Spirometry and Management

    • Live Session: COPD; Diagnosis with Spirometry and Management

    • Exit Ticket Module 7 (required)

    • Assignment: Write MCQ Module 7

    • Required Reading - Discussion

    • Optional Reading: Epidemiology of COPD

    • Optional Reading: Hanania2011_Article_Acute Bronchodilator Responsiven

    • Optional Reading: GOLD-2021_teaching-slide-set-v1.0.2-12 Nov2020

    • Optional Reading: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

    • One Minute Paper - required assignment

  • 9

    Module 8: GERD/ H Pylori/PUD

    • Module 8 - Objectives

      FREE PREVIEW
    • Module 8 Faculty

      FREE PREVIEW
    • Presentation: Gastroenterology Update

    • Live Session: GERD/ H Pylori/PUD 2021

    • Exit Ticket Module 8 (required)

    • Assignment - Write MCQ Module 8

    • Required Reading - Discussion

    • Optional Reading: Diagnosis and Treatment of Functional Dyspepsia

    • One Minute Paper - Required Assignment

  • 10

    Module 9: Hypogonadism

  • 11

    Module 10: Abnormal LFTs

  • 12

    Module 11: Geriatric Medicine

  • 13

    Course Completion

    • Survey

Need Discount?

If you are a trainee or medical student , MERIT Academy has special discounts for you in this course. Kindly send us an email at meritacademy@ejazlearning.com to get discounts on this course.

Course Faculty

Course lead

Naureen Rafiq

MD, FAAFP Associate Professor and Core Faculty Department of Family Medicine Residency Program Creighton University School of Medicine, Omaha NE

Course lead

Zahid Rafiq

MD, CCFP, FCFP Family Physician, Calgary, Canada. Vice Chair MOSAIC Primary Care Network.