Curing Hepatitis C in Primary Care
This Research Review E-Learning Module is intended for New Zealand GPs.
It covers risk factors associated with Hepatitis C (HCV), barriers to identifying the disease and pre-treatment assessment of patients with HCV. It also introduces the funded HCV therapy Maviret® and discusses its use, illustrated by a number of case studies.
The module is based on the Research Review Podcast ‘Curing Hepatitis C in Primary Care’, a presentation given by Gastroenterologist and Hepatologist Dr Alex Lampen-Smith at GPCME 2019.
Before starting the module please view the Research Review Podcast, accessed though the link below.
This E-Learning Module covers:
- The epidemiology of hepatitis C in New Zealand
- Risk factors for hepatitis C
- Signs and symptoms of hepatitis C
- Progression to fibrosis, cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma
- Barriers to identifying hepatitis C
- Pre-treatment evaluation of patients with hepatitis C
- Identifying patients who require specialist referral
- Overview of Maviret for the treatment of hepatitis C
- Use of Maviret by GPs in clinical practice
After completing this module you should have an improved understanding of:
- How to identify patients at risk of hepatitis C
- How to identify signs and symptoms of hepatitis C
- Risks of progression to fibrosis, cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma
- The barriers to identifying hepatitis C
- How to evaluate patients prior to initiating treatment for hepatitis C
- Which patients with hepatitis C require specialist referral
- The use of Maviret for the treatment of hepatitis C in general practice
The podcast is presented by Dr Alex Lampen-Smith, Gastroenterologist and Hepatologist at the Bay of Plenty District Health Board, and Clinical Director of the Hepatitis Foundation of New Zealand and is based on a presentation given at GPCME 2019.
Module questions have been developed by Dr Chris Tofield who works part time in General Practice in Tauranga, New Zealand, is involved in clinical research and is a clinical advisor to the Bay of Plenty District Health Board.
“Curing Hepatitis C in Primary Care" E-Learning Module has been endorsed by The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners (RNZCGP) and has been approved for up to 1 CME credit for the General Practice Educational Programme (GPEP) and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) purposes.