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    Diagnosing and Managing HCV in Drug & Alcohol Practice

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    This course was developed by ASHM in collaboration with the Australasian Chapter of Addiction Medicine.

    Target audience: AChAM Fellows and other Drug and Alcohol practitioners.

    Learning objectives
    Upon completion of the 3 case-based modules, participants will be able to:

    • Explain the natural history of hepatitis C virus and describe which factors may be involved in more rapid disease progression
    • Evaluate who should be tested for HCV and describe the tests involved in confirming chronic HCV infection and baseline assessment
    • Assess people living with chronic HCV and provide appropriate advice / management strategies to improve their quality of life
    • Provide advice on treatment options for chronic HCV and refer appropriately for specialist assessment
    • Recognise signs and symptoms of chronic liver disease and indications for specialist referral
    • Describe when to monitor treatment response and when dose reduction or treatment cessation may be needed.

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