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Hepatitis C New Treatments Course for Primary Care Providers

  • : Hobart TAS 7000

This course will cover the prescribing and patient
restrictions for approved medicines listed on the
Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) from 1 March
2016.

The course will be delivered in two parts:
- Part 1 consists of an eLearning component of approximately 2 hours’ duration. It comprises 5 separate modules which introduce topics related to the assessment, management and treatment of
hepatitis C.
- Part 2 consists of an interactive face-to-face workshop of 5 hours’ duration that builds on the knowledge and skills gained in the Part 1
eLearning through case discussions facilitated by experts in the field of hepatitis C treatment.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Screen at risk patients, order and interpret tests appropriately to diagnose chronic hepatitis C infection
  • Perform the recommended baseline assessment including assessing liver disease severity and screening for potential drug-drug interactions, evaluate patient treatment readiness and manage any associated comorbidities
  • Explain approved antiviral treatment options and duration of therapy for all HCV genotypes based on prior treatment experience and cirrhotic status
  • Prescribe HCV antiviral therapy in accordance with PBS patient and prescriber eligibility criteria
  • Recognise risk factors, clinical signs, symptoms and complications of advanced liver disease and manage or refer to specialist care appropriately

Presenters will include:
Dr Mark Wilson
Gastroenterologist, Royal Hobart Hospital

Dr Louise Owen
Sexual Health Physician,
Director of Statewide Sexual Health Service, Tasmania

Title
Hepatitis C New Treatments Course for Primary Care Providers
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Type
Delivery
Provider Type
Non Profit Organisation
Duration
6.5 hours
Start Date
24-Sep-2016
End Date
24-Sep-2016
CPD
This activity has been approved by RACGP QI&CPD Program. Total (40) Category 1 CPD Points.
Fees
FREE
Benefits
Meals Provided
Location
Hobart TAS 7000
Venue
Grand Chancellor Hobart, 1 Davey St, Hobart TAS 7000
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