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Sore throat

To understand why a sore throat happens, it is useful to know a little about the upper respiratory tract, which comprises of the nose and nasal passages, the sinuses, the pharynx and the larynx.

Learning objectives

After studying this module, assistants will: 

  • Understand how and why a sore throat occurs
  • Recognise the symptoms that might warrant referral
  • Know the treatment options available, including self-care measures.
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