Adverse reactions: Learning exercises

Last updated: Saturday, September 19, 2015

Adverse reactions quizzes


There is a quiz to help reinforce your learning about adverse reactions here. You can look things up if you need to. Please select 'practice' as your game mode then click Start Game. There is also a 'click and drag' quiz here.


Real clinical problems: Adverse reactions

Look at these real clinical problems and decide what further questions you’d ask and where you would look for information.
When you’re ready, here are our suggested answers. Do you agree? If you want to, you could talk to your tutor or a colleague about them or record them as a CPD exercise.


Additional learning


NHS Education for Scotland and the Yellow Card Centre of Scotland have jointly produced a range of interactive e-learning modules on adverse drug reactions. There are six modules, all of which are very informative and your knowledege is tested as you go along. There is audio content, so you will need the sound turned up on your computer. If you are pushed for time then you might like to prioritise the following three modules: 1 (basic principles), 4 (diagnosis, interpretation and management) and 5 (avoiding adverse drug reactions).

Do an enquiry in a Medicines Information (MI) centre


Finally, if you have access to the MiCAL training package (subscription required) you may like to undertake question numbers 3 or 9 in its database of example MI enquiries, both of which involve patients with adverse drug reactions.