Hepatitis C in Primary Care (VIC)

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The updated 'Australian recommendations for the management of hepatitis C virus infection: A consensus statement (2022)' were published at the end of November 2022. These guidelines have further streamlined and simplified the management of hepatitis C in primary care. Experienced practitioners also need to be made aware of and upskilled in these new recommendations regarding reflex testing, assessment, treatment, dose interruption management, and early confirmation of hepatitis C cure so they can provide their patients with best-practice care.

Hosted by the Victorian HIV and Hepatitis Integrated Training and Learning program, this Hepatitis C in Primary Care course aims to provide general practitioners, nurse practitioners and other prescribing practitioners with the skills and confidence to diagnose, assess, manage and treat hepatitis C in primary care.

Course component:

  • A 1-hour online module (OLM) prior to attending the live webinar.
  • A 1.5-hour interactive webinar consisting of presentations, Zoom quiz polling, and group discussions. 

Date: Monday 22 July 2024

Time: 6:30-8:00pm

Presenter: Dr Lester Mascarenhas - GP Refugee Health from Utopia Refugee and Asylum Seeker Health.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Identify priority populations for hepatitis C screening.
  • Order and interpret tests appropriately to diagnose chronic hepatitis C infection. 
  • Describe the recommended pre-treatment assessment.
  • Demonstrate understanding of antiviral therapy for treatment of hepatitis C.
  • Communicate confidently with patients about hepatitis C.


This activity has been approved for the following hours and types: 1.5 Educational Activity (EA) hours in the 2023-2025 RACGP Triennium. All participants will receive a certificate of attendance.


Online, Victoria