HIV and Hepatitis Pre and Post Test Discussion - A short course for infection prevention and control practitioners

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A short course designed for people in infection prevention and control and staff health roles, on HIV and hepatitis epidemiology, transmission, management, testing, prevention and pre- and post-test discussion.

Wednesday 15 July 2020 until Thursday 16 July 2020 (Add to calendar)
Jen Johnson
(03) 9479 8715;
Presented by:
BBV Program at Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society
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Course Postponed

This course will be proceeding online - for enquiries and interest, please contact or telephone 9479 8715.

This short course consists of a pre-learning component and a two-day intensive. The pre-learning component consists of a reading package and reflective practice activities. The two-day training is highly interactive, and involves guest speakers from a range of disciplines. This course is suitable for people working in infection prevention and control and staff health roles.

Course Details

Pre-learning package, all course materials and lunch provided.

Course dates


Contact information

For more information, to be added to the February course waiting list, or to register your interest for the next course dates, please contact Jen Johnson, BBV Program at Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society, or telephone 9479 8715.

Intended learning outcomes

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 conducting a risk assessment for HIV, hepatitis B and hepatitis C
  • 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

More information

Successful completion of this course will result in practitioners being certified as a prescribed person under section 132 and section 134 of the Victorian Health and Wellbeing Act 2009.


La Trobe City Campus is fully wheelchair-accessible, with lifts and accessible toilets. If you have any specific accessibility requirements, please let us know and we will make every effort to accommodate you.

La Trobe City Campus, Level 20, 360 Collins St Melbourne, Teaching Room 2

360 Collins St Melbourne



20th Oct 2020 3:04pm

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