Making Decisions 2

This micro skills course is the second of a two part module about decision making in a medical environment using evidence based medicine. It looks at ethics using the micro skills course of treating a patient with dementia as an example.

Delivery Mode
Online - Self Paced
Course Duration
30-60 minutes
Course Type
Yes, on completion
Course Code
Content Provider
Royal College of General Practitioners

What will I learn?

By the end of this session you will be able to:

  1. Explain the importance of engaging with families and carers
  2. Balance the needs of individual patients with the wider needs of society
  3. Compare equity and efficiency, and understand a weighted application of the two principles to maximise health gains within limited resources without compromising fairness
  4. Understand how guidance is developed (that is, it takes into account science, patient preferences and societal value judgements)
  5. Understand how certain factors can bias the evidence (for example, data provided by pharmaceutical companies)
  6. The above learning outcomes will be made clinically relevant by using a clinical scenario based on a patient with dementia, so you should also be better equipped to:

  7. Diagnose patients with dementia
  8. Manage patients with dementia

Course provided in association with


  • This eLearning session is provided by the Content Providers listed above but it does not in any way constitute a qualification or accreditation from them.
  • Certificates provided at the end of each session are issued by Talisium under licence and cannot be used by students to seek membership, fellowship or any other form of recognition by the Content Provider.
  • This micro skills course may contain references to UK laws, regulations, policies and practice guidelines.
  • You should apply the lessons within the context of your local environment.
  • This micro skills course may contain features that are not optimised for mobile devices.