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

Event status:

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.

Date:
Thursday 08 October 2020 09:30 am (Add to calendar)
Contact:
Jen Johnson
j.johnson@latrobe.edu.au; (03) 9479 8715
Presented by:
Blood-Borne Virus Unit
Type of Event:
Seminar/Workshop/Training
Cost:
$200

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Fully booked

This course is now fully booked. To express interest in the next course, contact j.johnson@latrobe.edu.au or telephone 9479 8715.

This short course consists of a pre-learning component and a series of four half-day workshops over Zoom. The pre-learning component consists of a reading package and reflective practice activities. The workshops are highly interactive and will include guest speakers. Access to Zoom is essential. This course is suitable for people working in infection prevention and control and staff health roles.

Course Details

Pre-learning package and course materials provided electronically. BYO lunch.

Course dates

9:30am to 1:30pm Thursdays, on 8, 15, 22 and 29 October 2020

Contact information

For more information please contact Jen Johnson, BBV Program at Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society, j.johnson@latrobe.edu.au 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

Access

This short course will be live-streamed over Zoom. We may be able to accommodate specific access requirements - contact j.johnson@latrobe.edu.au to enquire.

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