HIV and hepatitis C pre and post test discussion: A short course for Infection Control and Prevention Staff
Courses in post test counselling are run by the Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society (ARCSHS) several times throughout the year.
- Monday 11 September 2017 09:00 am until Tuesday 12 September 2017 05:00 pm (Add to calendar)
- Emily Lenton and Jen Johnson
9479 8831; 9479 8715; BBV-Program@latrobe.edu.au
- Presented by:
- Emily Lenton
- Type of Event:
- $350 per person
For two decades ARCSHS has been delivering high quality training in pre and post test discussion. In 2017, our courses are now shorter and are tailored to specific testing settings: health and community services, infection prevention and midwifery. Our short courses equip participants with all of the information and skills required to conduct pre and post test discussion. The training is highly interactive and involves guest speakers from a range of disciplines.
Please note, participants will not be accredited to deliver HIV positive results* . In practice, the vast majority of HIV positive results are referred doctors for delivery.
Pre course preparation survey to be completed
Pre reading materials supplied
Attendance is required for the full 2 days
All course materials and lunch provided.
Participants will gain a working knowledge of the components of effective pre and post test discussion. In particular, they will:
- Gain a working knowledge HIV, hepatitis B and hepatitis C with particular reference to epidemiology, transmission, management options and prevention;
- Refresh their knowledge on the different tests available to correctly diagnose HIV, hepatitis B and hepatitis C, testing intervals post exposure and window periods for testing;
- Consolidate their understanding of post incident pre and post test discussion for both the recipient and the source;
- Increase their understanding of the personal impact and medical consequences of HIV, hepatitis B and hepatitis C;
- Build on existing skills and knowledge in discussing risk for HIV, hepatitis B and hepatitis C transmission;
- Be introduced to strategies and resources for effective health promotion and prevention education;
- Extend their ability to employ basic counselling skills including listening, questioning, reflecting and summarising.
11th and 12th September 2017
Please note *
Since 2009, the BBV Sector Development Program has been delivering accredited training in collaboration with a registered training organisation (RTO) in order meet the requirements of the Public Health and Wellbeing Act 2008. This Act stipulates that only doctors or people of a 'prescribed class' obtained via an accreditation process are able to deliver HIV positive results in Victoria. In November 2016 our RTO partner, Mercy Health Training Institute, ceased its operations. In most instances, most people are not providing a positive HIV test result (as these are often delivered by the GP) and the rapidly changing testing environment, the BBV Sector Development Program identified that the delivery of the shorter and tailored training courses were the best way forward.
La Trobe University - Franklin Street, Melbourne
215 Franklin Street, Melbourne Victoria 3000
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