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190855 - Hepatitis C in Primary Care

  • : Online

This course will provide an overview of the management of hepatitis C in primary care settings and cover case finding, testing and diagnosis, patient assessment and treatment.

Relevance to General Practice

An estimated 182,283 Australians were living with chronic hepatitis C at the end of 2017. In Australia, hepatitis C is still a major cause of chronic liver disease, hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and liver transplant.
All GPs can prescribe direct acting antiviral therapy for the treatment of hepatitis C, with or without specialist input. Elimination of hepatitis C in Australia by 2030 will require increasing hepatitis C diagnosis, linkage to care and treatment in primary care settings.

Learning outcomes
  • Identify priority populations for HCV screening
  • Order and interpret tests appropriately to diagnose chronic HCV infection
  • Describe the recommended pre-treatment assessment
  • Demonstrate understanding of antiviral therapy for treatment of HCV
  • Communicate confidently with patients about HCV
  • Domains of General Practice

    D1. Communication skills and the patient-doctor relationship

    D2. Applied professional knowledge and skills

    D3. Population health and the context of general practice

    D4. Professional and ethical role

    D5. Organisational and legal dimensions

    Curriculum Contextual Units
    • Aboriginal and Aboriginal Torres Strait Islander health
    • Rural health
    • Adult health
    • Addiction medicine
    Activity sponsor

    [Some courses may be funded by Gilead and/or AbbVie]

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    190855 - Hepatitis C in Primary Care
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    2 hours
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