MIMS Education

Introduction to Erectile Dysfunction

Introduction to Erectile Dysfunction

Family MedicineGeneral PracticeInternal MedicineUrology
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About this course

Erectile dysfunction (ED) is the inability to achieve and/or maintain an erection that is sufficient for satisfactory sexual performance. It is the most common sexual disorder in men and affects up to 65% of men in Southeast Asia. Causes can be psychogenic or organic and it is important that physicians recognize this and treat these patients accordingly. This e-learning module summarizes the physiology of erection and identifies the causes of ED, discuss its diagnostic approach and treatment.

Learning outcomes

Upon completion of the educational activity, participants should be able to
  • Describe the basic anatomical and physiological components of normal erection
  • Differentiate the major causes of ED
  • Diagnose ED by being able to elicit pertinent information from the clinical history of a patient
  • Know the different medications and basic treatment strategies for the management of ED
  • Assess when a patient diagnosed with ED must be advised surgery and referred to a urologist

Topics covered

  • Normal anatomy & physiology of the penis
  • Physiology of erection
  • Erectile dysfunction: causes, diagnosis, treatment

1 CME Point Available

  • This module is accredited for 1 CME Point for medical practitioners enrolled in The Medical Council of Hong Kong’s Continuing Medical Education Programme for Practising Doctors who are not taking CME for Specialists.
    • This module is accredited for both Hong Kong Doctors Union (HKDU) members and non-members
  • This module is accredited for 1 CME Point for fellows of the Hong Kong College of Physicians.
  • Please note that this module will not earn CME credit for fellows of colleges not listed here.
  • A certificate can be downloaded upon successful completion of the quiz. Please use the information on the certificate to claim your CME points.