This four-part module discusses the role general practitioners can play in the diagnosis and management of hepatitis B. It also highlights the link between hepatitis B and liver cancer. Liver cancer, most of which is caused by viral hepatitis, is now in the top 10 causes of cancer death and most people diagnosed with liver cancer in Australia die within one to two years – many in the first month after diagnosis. Appropriate management and treatment of hepatitis B can prevent liver cancer.
Target audience: General Practitioners (GPs); however, practice nurses and other health professionals may also find it useful.
CPD: 2 RACGP QI&CPD Category 2 points in the 2017-2019 triennium.
Type: Online Module that includes short video clips
Funded by: Australian Government, Department of Health and developed in conjunction with Cancer Council NSW.