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86075 - Curing hepatitis C: Your role as a GP

  • : Online

 

This module will educate GPs on how to assess their patients with hepatitis C prior to initiating treatment and assist with the selection of appropriate direct acting antiviral therapy.

Relevance to General Practice

More than 74,000 Victorians currently live with the hepatitis C virus. Previously, only 1.3% of people living with hepatitis C received treatment; left untreated, chronic hepatitis C can lead to liver failure, liver cancer and death. However, since March this year, several new direct acting antivirals to treat hepatitis C have been made available on the PBS General Schedule. This means that these medications can now be prescribed by general practitioners (in consultation with a specialist) and supplied by community pharmacies. As a result, more people with hepatitis C can be treated and cured. This online module will update GPs on these new treatments and assist them in managing their patients with hepatitis C.

Learning outcomes
  • To define the diagnosis of chronic hepatitis C and its genotypes and describe the tests required to make this diagnosis.
  • To identify liver disease complicated by cirrhosis.?
  • To describe an approach to managing mild-to-moderate chronic hepatitis C in primary care.
  • To list the medication options for managing chronic hepatitis C in primary care taking into consideration contraindications and comorbidities and a frame work
  • To perform drug interaction checks using the University of Liverpool’s hepatitis drug interactions tool.
  • Delivery
    Title
    86075 - Curing hepatitis C: Your role as a GP
    Location
    Duration
    1 hour
    Start Date
    10-Feb-2019
    End Date
    10-Dec-2019
    CPD
    1 hour
    Price
    0.00
    Location
    Online
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