The ElimIn8 Educational Series on Hepatitis C – A virus we can cure
This Research Review E-Learning Module is intended for GPs and discusses the role of primary care in the elimination of hepatitis C from New Zealand. It is based on a Research Review podcast series entitled The ElimIn8 Educational Series on Hepatitis C – A virus we can cure.
Before starting the module please watch the four Research Review podcasts in this series, accessed through the links below:
The podcasts can be viewed on screen and shared via the links above.
This E-Learning Module covers:
- The benefits of curing hepatitis C
- Screening and confirmatory tests for hepatitis C in primary care
- Managing hepatitis C-positive patients in primary care
- Curative treatment for hepatitis C
- Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on hepatitis C elimination
After completing this module, you should have an improved understanding of how to:
- Identify patients for hepatitis C screening
- Perform screening tests
- Perform confirmatory tests in hepatitis C-positive patients
- Manage hepatitis C-positive patients in primary care
The podcasts feature discussions with Associate Professor Catherine Stedman, a Gastroenterologist and Hepatologist at Christchurch Hospital, Judith McLaughlin, a Hepatitis Clinical Nurse Specialist at Christchurch Hospital, Dr John Cameron, a General Practitioner based in Auckland, Professor Michael Baker, a Public Health Physician and Epidemiologist, and Professor Ed Gane, Chief Hepatologist and Deputy Director of the New Zealand Liver Transplant Unit. The second podcast is introduced by Dr Homie Razavi, an Epidemiologist who has been working to eliminate hepatitis C in many countries. The podcasts also feature the personal stories of two patients who have been cured of hepatitis C, after living with the disease for many years.
Module questions have been developed by Dr Chris Tofield, who works in primary care skin cancer treatment, is clinical advisor at Bay of Plenty District Health Board, and consultant to Research Review.
“The ElimIn8 Educational Series on Hepatitis C – A virus we can cure” 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.