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About the course

BMJ Learning offers a wide range of evidence-based learning modules on a variety of clinical specialties, covering the topics you face daily. These interactive modules will enable you stay up-to-date while training and testing your skills.

A subscription to BMJ Learning gets you access to these and hundreds of other modules for a year. Find out more and subscribe at

On completion of this course you should be able to:

  • Know the importance of recognising alerting features of possible child maltreatment
  • Recognise the common signs of physical, sexual, and emotional abuse and neglect
  • Manage disclosure and referral
  • Balance confidentiality with the need to share information
  • Know what elder abuse is, how to recognise it and what to do if you suspect it
  • Understand the prevalence of and health consequences of domestic abuse
  • Know how to recognise elder abuse and how to manage it.

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