STI and hepatitis on-line learning resources for health professionals
Edith Cowan University and the Department of Health WA have developed free online learning programs for managing sexually transmitted infections (STIs), hepatitis B and hepatitis C.
The programs have been designed to enhance the knowledge and skills of medical practitioners, nurses and other health professionals in Western Australia.
The STI, hepatitis B and hepatitis C programs all include 2 modules, each of which ends with a test and certificate of completion.
The programs have been approved for continuing professional development by the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners and the Royal College of Nursing, Australia. The hepatitis B and hepatitis C modules are also accredited by Paramedics Australia and the Pharmaceutical Society of Western Australia.
The hepatitis C course includes a third module on advanced management of hepatitis C, including antiviral therapy. General practitioners who successfully complete this module may apply to the Department of Health to become a S100 antiviral treatment prescriber.