What is Polycystic Ovary Syndrome? (ITK Dec18/Jan19)

Accredited CPD
Group 2

Provider: iTK 
Author: Elizabeth Whitehead

CPD Credits: 2


Designed to give an overview of PCOS, including diagnosis, pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatment options.

Learning Objectives

After completing this activity, pharmacists should be able to:

  1. Recognise the features most commonly associated with the diagnosis of PCOS.
  2. Describe ways in which clinical features of PCOS can be managed using pharmacological and non-pharmacological means.
  3. Describe what ovulatory dysfunction is, the effects it has, and how it might be managed.
  4. Identify how insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes affect women with PCOS and how it is managed.
  5. List common lifestyle interventions for women with PCOS and describe the impact the condition may have on the mental health of patients

The 2016 Competency Standards addressed by this activity include: 1.1, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 3.2, 3.3, 3.5, 3.6

Accreditation number: G2018046     Accreditation expires: 01/12/2019
This activity has been accredited for 1.0 hour of Group One CPD (or 1.0 CPD credit) suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan, which may be converted to 1.0 hour of Group Two CPD (or 2.0 CPD credits) upon successful completion of the associated assessment activity.