Course aims

This course aims to provide primary health care nurses and midwives with information on:

  • National epidemiology and strategies and translating this to practice
  • Priority populations for STI and BBV screening and testing
  • STIs – specifically chlamydia, gonorrhoea, syphilis and hepatitis A
  • BBVs – specifically HIV, hepatitis B and hepatitis C, and
  • Contact Tracing

Course learning outcomes

On successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Explain the relevance of epidemiology to clinical practice and where to locate local data
  • Describe the clinical presentation of common STIs and BBVs
  • Discuss the importance of discussing sexual health in your clinical practice
  • Identify patients for STI and BBV screening
  • Promote and provide STI and BBV testing within your practice
  • State where to get help if required.

Contact: Please email if you require assistance or have a clinical question you would like to raise with a medical educator. 

Target audience: Primary health care nurses and midwives

CPD: This activity has been endorsed by APNA according to approved quality standards criteria. Completion of this educational activity entitles eligible participants to claim 2 CPD hours.

This activity is endorsed by ACM. 

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Last updated: 2022

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STIs and BBVs: Nursing and Midwifery Module