This interactive online learning module has been developed to support GPs, GP registrars and medical students to make the best use of diagnostic imaging in the investigation of chronic abdominal pain. It is well documented that abdominal pain is one of the most frequent reasons for imaging requests globally – but are we selecting the most appropriate modality? Completing this module will refresh your knowledge and decision making skills in light of current Australian guidelines to common presentations of chronic abdominal pain.

Chronic abdominal pain

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Target audience: GPs

Open to: GPs, Pharmacists, Nurses, Students

Cost: Free

CPD points: Self-directed CPD - view details

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Learning outcomes

After completing this module you will be able to:

  • recognise clinical indicators in the history and physical examination of a patient presenting with chronic abdominal pain, to inform the need for imaging investigation
  • choose the most appropriate imaging method for investigation of common presentations of chronic abdominal pain using the latest Australian guidelines
  • justify imaging referrals and associated clinical decision-making through an assessment of benefits and harms of imaging for each patient.
  • make quality diagnostic imaging referrals and increase their yield by providing adequate clinical detail, a provisional diagnosis and the clinical question.

Continuing professional development points

Self-directed CPD

It is recommended that 1 CPD hour be recorded for the purposes of self-directed CPD.

Last modified: Monday, 15 April 2024, 1:24 PM