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E-Learning: Short Course In Clinical Management Of Hypothyroidism

3 CPD Points Only R 506.40 (incl VAT)

FPD is registered with the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) as a Private Higher Education Institution (PHEI) in terms of Section 54(1)(c) of the Act and Regulation 16(4)(a).


Hypothyroidism can affect a patient in several aspects and should be treated appropriately once it has been diagnosed. Symptoms of hypothyroidism are non-specific or the patient may even be asymptomatic, it is thus important to make a correct diagnosis before treatment is started as it will be chronic medication. It can also be dangerous if thyroid medications are taken when not needed.

Course Content

The following modules are covered:

  • Epidemiology of thyroid diseases
  • Thyroid anatomy
  • Thyroid physiology
  • Thyroid hormone synthesis, metabolism and secretion
  • Etiology of hypothyroidism
  • Risk factors for thyroid disease
  • Clinical presentation of hypothyroidism
  • Diagnosis of hypothyroidism
  • Treatment of hypothyroidism
  • Complications associated with untreated hypothyroidism
  • Other conditions associated with hypothyroidism
  • Screening of patients for hypothyroidism
  • Aim of treatment for hypothyroidism

Course Design

This is an online course. Participants have 3 months to complete the assessment process from date of registration.

Who Should Enroll

All healthcare professionals who need to acquire knowledge on Hypothyroidism.


Accredited according to HCPSA's Medical and Dental Board Guidelines for Healthcare Professionals for 3 Clinical CEU's on Level 2.


To qualify for the certificate of completion for this short course, participants should successfully complete the online assessment process. Your CPD certificate will be generated to your online CPD Manager, upon completion.

Course Fee

R 506.40 Inclusive of all VAT & Taxes where applicable. This includes all study material & assessment. Access to this course is free for SAMA members.


For more information contact:


Tel: 012 816 9099/9045
Fax:086 558 9535
Email:  ilanavdm@foundation.co.za
Address: P.O. Box 75324,
Lynnwood Ridge,
Website: www.foundation.co.za

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