What you get by completing this session

  • 24 mins of CPD

    A 24 minute video lecture with presentation slides, you can stop and start anytime you like

  • Certificate of Completion

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What you'll learn in this expert session

Around 1 in 3 Australians are vitamin D deficient, with around 4% being severely deficient. In this presentation, Dr Christian Girgis, Staff Specialist Endocrinology at Westmead and Royal North Shore Hospitals and Senior Lecturer at Sydney Medical School, the University of Sydney, uses relevant studies and data to discuss the importance of vitamin D on musculoskeletal health, effects of vitamin D deficiency on high risk groups, the relationship between chronic diseases and vitamin D, as well as various vitamin D treatments.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the role of vitamin D in the human body
  • Recognise patients at risk for vitamin D deficiency
  • Know the effects of vitamin D deficiency on both children and adults
  • Optimally use and interpret serum vitamin D testing
  • Determine the optimal vitamin D therapy required to treat vitamin D deficiency in adults
  • Review case scenarios and become competent in providing effective patient education

About the Expert

Dr Christian Girgis

Dr Christian Girgis is a Staff Specialist in Diabetes and Endocrinology at Westmead and Royal North Shore Hospitals and a Senior Lecturer at the Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney. He has research interests in osteoporosis, vitamin D and metabolic bone disease. He is also involved in active clinical work in diabetes and endocrine disorders.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    A) How to Complete this Course

    • Instructions

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  • 2

    B) Topic: Vitamin D: Bones and Beyond

    • Summary and learning objectives

    • Video presentation (24 mins)

    • Quiz: test your learning (10 mins)

  • 3

    C) Documentation Your CPD Here

    • CPD Documentation and Reflection Activity Tool

  • 4

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