STIs and BBVs for Nurses and Midwives

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This course has been developed to provide primary health care nurses and midwives with an understanding of the most common sexually transmissible infections (STIs) – chlamydia, gonorrhoea, syphilis, hepatitis A and blood borne viruses (BBVs) – hepatitis B, hepatitis C and HIV.

Course aims

This course aims to provide primary health care nurses 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.

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Last updated: May 2024

Course Content

Online Learning Module
Post-course Survey
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