ASHM offers a range of face-to-face, webinar and online training courses specifically designed for health professionals and any other specific workforces that require hepatitis B education and training.
ASHM tailors training courses to address the specific needs of the audience and epidemiology and service practicalities of the locality in which it is delivered. We use local experts to deliver the training wherever possible.
We can develop and tailor courses to meet your specific needs. Please contact ASHM if you would like to discuss customised training for your workforce.
This activity is designed to increase general practitioner’s awareness and understanding of hepatitis B in Australia. Topics covered in this session include epidemiology, transmission, testing, monitoring, and initial management.
Duration: 2.5 hours
CPD: This activity has been approved by the RACGP for 4 Category 2 QI&CPD points. RACGP #89508
This activity is designed for primary care practitioners to effectively diagnose, manage and treat chronic hepatitis B within their primary care setting. Successful completion of the training and online multiple-choice assessment will accredit community-based medical practitioners to prescribe s100 highly specialised drugs for the treatment of chronic hepatitis B.
Duration: Online – 3 hours. Face to face – 1 day
CPD: The face-face training is approved for 40 Category 1 points. The online module component of this course is approved for 7 Category 2 RACGP QI&CPD points. RACGP #91497 #88416. The face-to-face training is approved for 30 PRPD points by ACRRM.
An educational session for current HBV prescribers and other primary care clinicians with interest in chronic hepatitis B, on managing patients in the primary care setting and the decision to commence a patient on antiviral therapy. Case scenarios are developed by ASHM clinical advisors or local experts to meet the identified learning needs of ASHMs HBV prescribers, which vary from each State and Territory.
Duration: 2.5 hours
CPD: This activity has been approved by the RACGP for 4 Category 2 QI&CPD points. RACGP #89371
This activity is designed for primary health care nurses who are caring for patients with, or at risk of, chronic hepatitis B. Topics covered in this session include screening, transmission, interpreting test serology, vaccination, monitoring and patient management.
Duration: 3.5 hours
CPD: 3.5 hours CPD (APNA endorsed activity) Certificate of attendance provided
This activity is designed for nurses who have high or at high-risk case load of CHB patients. The course will provide nurses with advanced practical skills and knowledge in hepatitis B nursing. The program content is delivered through presentations and case discussions that introduce the epidemiology and natural history of hepatitis B, vaccination, testing, fibrosis assessment, advanced liver disease, stigma and discrimination and explores the cultural context of hepatitis B nursing.
Duration: 2 Days
CPD: 12 hours CPD (APNA and ACN endorsed activity) Certificate of attendance provided
This four-part module discusses the role general practitioners can play in the diagnosis and management of hepatitis B. It also highlights the link between hepatitis B and liver cancer. Liver cancer, most of which is caused by viral hepatitis, is now in the top 10 causes of cancer death and most people diagnosed with liver cancer in Australia die within one to two years – many in the first month after diagnosis. Appropriate management and treatment of hepatitis B can prevent liver cancer.
Duration: 2 hours
CPD: RACGP #92095
This seven-part webinar series covers topics such as transmission, who to test, interpreting results, vaccination, natural history, initial assessment for CHB, treatment and monitoring, HCC, pregnancy, immunosuppression, co-infection and refugees.
The webinars include 20-minute didactic education and 20 minute case discussion, plus Q & A. There is some time at the end when the presenter answered all of the participants' questions.
Duration: Each webinar is one-hour duration.
CPD: RACGP #92095
ASHM is experienced in the delivery of webinars and provides opportunities for health professionals to access ASHM and partner organisation training remotely. Existing webinars cover clinical skill development, health promotion and research dissemination. Participants can register and ‘attend’ online to enable them to interact with presenters or can access recordings at any time for convenience.