Lipids module 3: clinical diagnosis of dyslipidaemia

Released 17 March 2021     Expires: 17 March 2023      Programme: Lipids 1 CPD/CME credit

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Designed to give healthcare professionals an understanding of the diagnosis of dyslipidaemias and lipid profiling in coronary risk assessment.

Module first published 9 July 2015
Module revised 17 March 2021

Lipids module 3

Learning objectives

After completing this module, participants should be better able to:

  • Review key genetic and secondary causes of dyslipidaemia
  • Use clinical findings and abnormalities of the lipid profile to identify and diagnose patients with dyslipidaemia
  • Understand components of the lipid profile and how they are measured and calculated
  • Recognise the role of lipid profiling in coronary risk assessment including measurement of lipoprotein(a)


Original module
Dr Dermot Neely, Specialist Adviser on Lipids, Academic Health Science Network, North East and North Cumbria
Dr David Thompson, Clinical Research Fellow, International Centre for Circulatory Health, Imperial College London

Module revised in 2021 by:
Dr Mariana Abdel Malek, SpR, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
Dr Jaimini Cegla, Consultant in Chemical Pathology and Metabolic Medicine, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
Programme editor: Dr Dermot Neely


1 CPD/CME credit, 1.0 hour
BJC Learning has assigned one hour of CPD/CME credit to this module

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