Managing Thyroid Disease in General Practice


Thyroid disease can be broadly categorised as thyroid dysfunction (hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism) and structural disease (goitre, nodules and cancer). Management is often straightforward, but there are pitfalls that may lead to misdiagnosis, overdiagnosis and inappropriate treatment.

This module approaches common thyroid problems in general practice.


Learning Outcomes

  1. Choose the best screening tool for thyroid dysfunction and is aware of parameters and resulting treatment plans
  2. Know of the health impact of subclinical hypothyroidism, particularly in older people
  3. Initiate appropriate assessments of palpable goiter and thyroid nodules


Author: John P Walsh

Article Type: Narrative review


Medical Journal of Australia
Reading: journal; textbook; book; literature review
1h : 0m
MBA: 1h : 0m
Endocrine System Diseases
Medical Practitioner, Medical Student, Doctor-in-Training, Non-Vocationally Registered, Nurse / Midwife, Pharmacist, Podiatrist, Researcher, Retired, Specialist - Other, Specialist General Practitioner
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