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​​Summary

  • ​​​​ASHM offers a range of face-to-face and online hepatitis C education courses, designed specifically for the primary care workforce.
  • ASHM courses provide tangible learning outcomes on the topics of prevention, diagnosis, testing, treatment and management.
  • We are able to tailor courses to meet your specific needs.
  • Download a list of Viral Hepatitis CPD training and courses to be delivered nationally in 2016 (sorted by Australian State and by chronological sequence from newer to older)

    ASHM 2016 Training Calendar - HBV + HCV (as of 26 September 2016)

  • For more information on ASHM Courses, please contact education@ashm.org.au or +61 2 8204 0796
  • ​​Health professional in Queensland can also contact ASHM staff in Queensland​ directly.


Hepatitis C Training for Primary Care Providers

ASHM offers a range of face-to-face and online education courses, designed specifically for general practitioners, clinicians and nurses working in Alcohol and other Drug settings, nurses and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workers.

We are also able to tailor courses to meet the specific needs of your industry or organisation.

ASHM courses provide tangible learning outcomes.​

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Hepatitis C New Treatments Course

New highly effective interferon-free hepatitis C medicines that are well tolerated are available through both the PBS General Schedule (‘Section 85’) from 1 March 2016. This course will support primary care medical practitioners to prescribe these hepatitis C treatment regimens in accordance with the PBS requirements. This activity has been approved by RACGP QI&CPD Program. Total (40) Category 1 CPD Points. It includes a 2 hour online learning module and one day course. ​​

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


Chronic Hepatitis C Curing Hepatitis C in 2016

This evening update gives an overview of diagnosis, pre-treatment assessment, staging of liver disease and information on new treatments. This activity has been approved by the RACGP QI&CPD program. Allocated 2 pts/hour, totalCPD points 4 (Category 2).

Learning Outcomes

  • Interpret test results and diagnose hepatitis C appropriately
  • Ensure that people at risk of hepatitis C infection are regularly screened
  • Manage and monitor people with chronic hepatitis C suitably, including staging of liver disease and lifestyle modifications as needed
  • Assess for advanced liver disease, monitor for hepatocellular carcinoma and refer appropriately
  • Advise patients about new therapies for hepatitis C so they can make informed treatment decisions​


Recommended external provider eLearning 

Edith Cowan University (ECU) Hepatitis Education Project 

A free online learning program funded by the Department of Health Western Australia with the primary aim of increasing the delivery of safe Hepatitis B and C treatment programs to patients through the education of medical practitioners, nurses and other health professionals. 

​​http://hepatitis.ecu.edu.au/​​



Online and Face-to-Face Training for Hepatitis C

 

 

Preparing Patients for Interferon-free Treatment for Hepatitis C in Drug and Alcohol Settingshttp://www.ashm.org.au/Courses/Pages/EVT-01551-FBUZ.aspxPreparing Patients for Interferon-free Treatment for Hepatitis C in Drug and Alcohol SettingsThis education session is designed to support staff working in Drug & Alcohol settings to manage their clients through the new treatment paradigm.GP0|#9c5604fc-7214-4168-b7dc-14869a7b1188;L0|#09c5604fc-7214-4168-b7dc-14869a7b1188|1/2 Day Course;GTSet|#48fc36ff-f241-4a97-8906-dc332a2c106e;GPP|#5b418b94-a66f-45fe-bd4f-8eddc9660394GP0|#a1581b02-cca1-478b-9d26-5045f1b59502;L0|#0a1581b02-cca1-478b-9d26-5045f1b59502|Hepatitis C;GTSet|#dd3bb5ec-7f07-44a6-ad6a-353b82624b89Dubbo17/11/2016 11:59:00 AM
Preparing Patients for Interferon-free Treatment for Hepatitis C in Drug and Alcohol Settingshttp://www.ashm.org.au/Courses/Pages/EVT-01561-95JB.aspxPreparing Patients for Interferon-free Treatment for Hepatitis C in Drug and Alcohol SettingsThis education session is designed to support staff working in Drug & Alcohol settings to manage their clients through the new treatment paradigmGP0|#9c5604fc-7214-4168-b7dc-14869a7b1188;L0|#09c5604fc-7214-4168-b7dc-14869a7b1188|1/2 Day Course;GTSet|#48fc36ff-f241-4a97-8906-dc332a2c106e;GPP|#5b418b94-a66f-45fe-bd4f-8eddc9660394GP0|#a1581b02-cca1-478b-9d26-5045f1b59502;L0|#0a1581b02-cca1-478b-9d26-5045f1b59502|Hepatitis C;GTSet|#dd3bb5ec-7f07-44a6-ad6a-353b82624b89Orange16/11/2016 11:59:00 AM
Preparing Patients for Interferon-free Treatment for Hepatitis C in Drug and Alcohol Settingshttp://www.ashm.org.au/Courses/Pages/EVT-01514-UGJM.aspxPreparing Patients for Interferon-free Treatment for Hepatitis C in Drug and Alcohol SettingsThis education session is designed to support staff working in Drug & Alcohol settings to manage their clients through the new treatment paradigm. GP0|#91a4163b-9a87-4ce1-b779-eb2ae4000e5e;L0|#091a4163b-9a87-4ce1-b779-eb2ae4000e5e|Dinner Update;GTSet|#48fc36ff-f241-4a97-8906-dc332a2c106e;GPP|#5b418b94-a66f-45fe-bd4f-8eddc9660394GP0|#a1581b02-cca1-478b-9d26-5045f1b59502;L0|#0a1581b02-cca1-478b-9d26-5045f1b59502|Hepatitis C;GTSet|#dd3bb5ec-7f07-44a6-ad6a-353b82624b89Melbourne25/10/2016 11:59:00 AM
Hepatitis C New Treatments Course for Primary Care Providershttp://www.ashm.org.au/Courses/Pages/EVT-01527-IUR6.aspxHepatitis C New Treatments Course for Primary Care ProvidersPrescribe hepatitis C (HCV) antiviral therapy in accordance with the PBS prescribing and patient restrictions. GP0|#9bbc19fc-70dd-4e9e-a026-dd406e786d3b;L0|#09bbc19fc-70dd-4e9e-a026-dd406e786d3b|1 Day Course;GTSet|#48fc36ff-f241-4a97-8906-dc332a2c106e;GPP|#5b418b94-a66f-45fe-bd4f-8eddc9660394GP0|#a1581b02-cca1-478b-9d26-5045f1b59502;L0|#0a1581b02-cca1-478b-9d26-5045f1b59502|Hepatitis C;GTSet|#dd3bb5ec-7f07-44a6-ad6a-353b82624b89Darwin22/10/2016 11:59:00 AM
Deadly Sex Congresshttp://www.ashm.org.au/Courses/Pages/EVT-01554-3K4H.aspxDeadly Sex CongressAn annual forum for Indigenous Sexual Health Workers from across Queensland to update their knowledge of the field and share their stories.GP0|#fa4d9d81-23d3-4e97-b744-501ad8aca64e;L0|#0fa4d9d81-23d3-4e97-b744-501ad8aca64e|2 Day Course;GTSet|#48fc36ff-f241-4a97-8906-dc332a2c106e;GPP|#5b418b94-a66f-45fe-bd4f-8eddc9660394GP0|#8ab7205f-9a3e-4243-b625-fa0c0db6a04c;L0|#08ab7205f-9a3e-4243-b625-fa0c0db6a04c|Hepatitis B;GTSet|#dd3bb5ec-7f07-44a6-ad6a-353b82624b89;GP0|#a1581b02-cca1-478b-9d26-5045f1b59502;L0|#0a1581b02-cca1-478b-9d26-5045f1b59502|Hepatitis C;GP0|#dd9963c0-8c72-40e7-83e9-94fb06eb72f5;L0|#0dd9963c0-8c72-40e7-83e9-94fb06eb72f5|HIV;GP0|#66dd8656-12a3-4d79-958c-88d53f70255d;L0|#066dd8656-12a3-4d79-958c-88d53f70255d|STIBrisbane19/10/2016 11:59:00 AM
Chronic Hepatitis C: Curing Hepatitis C in 2016http://www.ashm.org.au/Courses/Pages/EVT-01506-3INP.aspxChronic Hepatitis C: Curing Hepatitis C in 2016This hepatitis C update will focus on early diagnosis, management and treatment of hepatitis C in the context of new treatments which offer cure to most people. GP0|#91a4163b-9a87-4ce1-b779-eb2ae4000e5e;L0|#091a4163b-9a87-4ce1-b779-eb2ae4000e5e|Dinner Update;GTSet|#48fc36ff-f241-4a97-8906-dc332a2c106e;GPP|#5b418b94-a66f-45fe-bd4f-8eddc9660394GP0|#a1581b02-cca1-478b-9d26-5045f1b59502;L0|#0a1581b02-cca1-478b-9d26-5045f1b59502|Hepatitis C;GTSet|#dd3bb5ec-7f07-44a6-ad6a-353b82624b89Moree19/10/2016 11:59:00 AM
Preparing Patients for Interferon-free Treatment for Hepatitis C in Drug and Alcohol Settingshttp://www.ashm.org.au/Courses/Pages/EVT-01515-OJHD.aspxPreparing Patients for Interferon-free Treatment for Hepatitis C in Drug and Alcohol SettingsThis education session is designed to support staff working in Drug & Alcohol settings to manage their clients through the new treatment paradigmGP0|#91a4163b-9a87-4ce1-b779-eb2ae4000e5e;L0|#091a4163b-9a87-4ce1-b779-eb2ae4000e5e|Dinner Update;GTSet|#48fc36ff-f241-4a97-8906-dc332a2c106e;GPP|#5b418b94-a66f-45fe-bd4f-8eddc9660394GP0|#a1581b02-cca1-478b-9d26-5045f1b59502;L0|#0a1581b02-cca1-478b-9d26-5045f1b59502|Hepatitis C;GTSet|#dd3bb5ec-7f07-44a6-ad6a-353b82624b89Blacktown13/10/2016 11:59:00 AM
Preparing Patients for Interferon-free Treatment for Hepatitis C in Drug and Alcohol Settingshttp://www.ashm.org.au/Courses/Pages/EVT-01511-PQXL.aspxPreparing Patients for Interferon-free Treatment for Hepatitis C in Drug and Alcohol SettingsThis education session is designed to support staff working in Drug & Alcohol settings to manage their clients through the new treatment paradigm.GP0|#91a4163b-9a87-4ce1-b779-eb2ae4000e5e;L0|#091a4163b-9a87-4ce1-b779-eb2ae4000e5e|Dinner Update;GTSet|#48fc36ff-f241-4a97-8906-dc332a2c106e;GPP|#5b418b94-a66f-45fe-bd4f-8eddc9660394GP0|#a1581b02-cca1-478b-9d26-5045f1b59502;L0|#0a1581b02-cca1-478b-9d26-5045f1b59502|Hepatitis C;GTSet|#dd3bb5ec-7f07-44a6-ad6a-353b82624b89North Hobart11/10/2016 11:59:00 AM
Preparing Patients for Interferon-free Treatment for Hepatitis C in Drug and Alcohol Settingshttp://www.ashm.org.au/Courses/Pages/EVT-01521-7HUU.aspxPreparing Patients for Interferon-free Treatment for Hepatitis C in Drug and Alcohol SettingsThis education session is designed to support staff working in Drug & Alcohol settings to manage their clients through the new treatment paradigm. This session has been developed with input from drug & alcohol clinicians, hepatology specialists and communGP0|#9c5604fc-7214-4168-b7dc-14869a7b1188;L0|#09c5604fc-7214-4168-b7dc-14869a7b1188|1/2 Day Course;GTSet|#48fc36ff-f241-4a97-8906-dc332a2c106e;GPP|#5b418b94-a66f-45fe-bd4f-8eddc9660394GP0|#a1581b02-cca1-478b-9d26-5045f1b59502;L0|#0a1581b02-cca1-478b-9d26-5045f1b59502|Hepatitis C;GTSet|#dd3bb5ec-7f07-44a6-ad6a-353b82624b89Brisbane City5/10/2016 11:59:00 AM
Police and BBVshttp://www.ashm.org.au/Pages/Elearning/Police-and-BBVs.aspxPolice and BBVsOnline training video for police about blood-borne viruses. Companion to the booklet.GP0|#c6d3bc7d-b9d1-42b8-8290-7929d62f1086;L0|#0c6d3bc7d-b9d1-42b8-8290-7929d62f1086|eLearning;GTSet|#48fc36ff-f241-4a97-8906-dc332a2c106e;GPP|#5b418b94-a66f-45fe-bd4f-8eddc9660394GP0|#8ab7205f-9a3e-4243-b625-fa0c0db6a04c;L0|#08ab7205f-9a3e-4243-b625-fa0c0db6a04c|Hepatitis B;GTSet|#dd3bb5ec-7f07-44a6-ad6a-353b82624b89;GP0|#a1581b02-cca1-478b-9d26-5045f1b59502;L0|#0a1581b02-cca1-478b-9d26-5045f1b59502|Hepatitis C;GP0|#dd9963c0-8c72-40e7-83e9-94fb06eb72f5;L0|#0dd9963c0-8c72-40e7-83e9-94fb06eb72f5|HIV

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