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Using a case-based approach, this CME activity will provide practical training on the management of congenital hypothyroidism. The course will address initial diagnostic testing and initiation of treatment in infancy through childhood and adolescence. It will review the clinical signs of hypothyroidism, the initial work up, appropriate dosing and delivery of thyroid hormone replacement, schedule of lab testing to monitor treatment and how to interpret results.


This course does not involve any written exams. Students need to answer 5 assignment questions to complete the course, the answers will be in the form of written work in pdf or word. Students can write the answers in their own time. Each answer needs to be 200 words (1 Page). Once the answers are submitted, the tutor will check and assess the work.


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Course Credit: Stanford University

Course Curriculum

module 1
Course Welcome 00:02:00
Interview Parenting a Child with Congenital Hypothyroidism 00:05:00
Why screen? 00:01:00
Thyroid Feedback System 00:01:00
Thyroid Development in Utero 00:01:00
Thyroid Function at Birth 00:01:00
Inheritance, Anatomic, & Other Causes 00:02:00
Initial Diagnosis 00:02:00
Medication Dosage & Administration 00:03:00
Communicating Initial Diagnosis 00:06:00
module 2
Additional Diagnostic Tests 00:03:00
Monitoring CH Didactic 555 00:02:00
Monitoring Developmental Problems 00:01:00
Trial off Treatment – Parent Communication 00:03:00
Parent Communication on Medication Adherence 555 00:05:00
Why Is Big Data Important? 01:00:00
Submit Your Assignment 00:00:00
Certification 00:00:00

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