ASHM workforce education is free-of-charge and accredited for CPD where applicable through relevant professional bodies such as RACGP, Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM), Australian College of Nursing and Australian Practice Nurses Association (APNA). 

ASHM offers a range of face-to-face, webinar and online training courses specifically designed for health professionals and any other specific work forces that require hepatitis B education and training. 
 

As a result of COVID-19 restrictions, most education activities are currently delivered online. ASHM is continually working to ensure a high quality, interactive learning experience on all platforms, including online. Face-to-face modalities will be offered where possible. 

 

Facilitated online training:

ASHM courses are currently being delivered online with experienced clinical advisors and facilitators.  Our hepatitis B facilitated online sessions include interactive presentations and online tools to ensure an engaging learning experience.  

Please see ASHM’s training calendar to register for upcoming courses or express interest in proposed courses. 

This activity is designed for general practitioners, other community-based medical practitioners, and nurse practitioners to effectively diagnose, manage and treat chronic hepatitis B within their primary care setting. 

To become a Hepatitis B s100 Prescriber Program, general practitioners, other community-based medical practitioners, and nurse practitioners will need to either:

  1. Completing the Hepatitis B Prescriber Course (including post-course assessment)
  2. Applying to receive recognition for prior experience
     

More information can be found here.

Duration: Online – 2 hours. Face to face – 1 day  
CPD: This course and associated activities is accredited with the RACGP QI & CPD program for the 2020-2022 triennium (activity number 186082) . Allocated 40 CPD Accredited Activity points. The online modules in this course are accredited for an additional 2 CPD points.

An educational session for current HBV prescribers and other primary care clinicians with an interest in chronic hepatitis B, on managing patients in the primary care setting and the decision to commence a patient on antiviral therapy. Case scenarios are developed by ASHM clinical advisors or local experts to meet the identified learning needs of ASHMs HBV prescribers, which vary from each State and Territory.   
 

Duration: 1.5 to 2.5 hours 
CPD: Allocated 4 CPD activity points (activity number 186074) in the RACGP QI&CPD Program for the 2020-2022 triennium. HBV s100 prescribers will be awarded 1 CPD point for attending. ACRRM accredited for 2 core PDP points.

This activity is designed for primary health care nurses who are caring for patients with, or at risk of, chronic hepatitis B. Topics covered in this session include screening, transmission, interpreting test serology, vaccination, monitoring and patient management. 
 

Duration: 3.5 hours 
CPD: This activity has been endorsed by APNA according to approved quality standards criteria. Completion of this educational activity entitles eligible participants to claim 3.5 CPD hours. 

This activity is designed for nurses who have high or at high-risk case load of CHB patients. The course will provide nurses with advanced practical skills and knowledge in hepatitis B nursing. The program content is delivered through presentations and case discussions that introduce the epidemiology and natural history of hepatitis B, vaccination, testing, fibrosis assessment, advanced liver disease, stigma and discrimination and explores the cultural context of hepatitis B nursing. 
 

Duration: 2 Days 
CPD: This activity has been endorsed by APNA according to approved quality standards criteria. Completion of this educational activity entitles eligible participants to claim 12.5 CPD hours.

 

Self-directed online training:

This introduction to hepatitis B consists of three individual modules. The modules introduce key concepts for diagnosing and managing people living with chronic hepatitis B. 

Duration: 2 Hours 

CPD: These modules are a CPD Activity under the RACGP CPD Program. Allocated 2 CPD points. Activity ID 191132. 

Link: https://lms.ashm.org.au/course/view.php?id=1174

This webinar series covers topics such as transmission, who to test, interpreting results, vaccination, natural history, initial assessment for CHB, treatment and monitoring, HCC, pregnancy, immunosuppression, co-infection and refugees.  

These modules introduce concepts regarding the management and treatment of people living with chronic hepatitis B in complex situations.

Duration: 2 Hours 

CPD: Existing HBV s100 prescribers can use these modules to earn HBV CPD points (1 HBV CPD per module).

Link: https://lms.ashm.org.au/course/view.php?id=1220

This webinar series covers topics such as transmission, who to test, interpreting results, vaccination, natural history, initial assessment for CHB, treatment and monitoring, HCC, pregnancy, immunosuppression, co-infection and refugees.  

The webinars include 20-minute didactic education and 20 minute case discussion, plus Q & A.  There is some time at the end when the presenter answered all of the participants' questions. 

Duration: Each webinar is one-hour duration. 

CPD: Existing HBV s100 prescribers can use these video modules to earn HBV CPD points (1 HBV CPD per video module). You will need to watch until the end for a video to be marked as completed. Video completion records will be checked by ASHM staff during the prescriber renewal period, and HBV CPD allocated accordingly. 

Link: https://lms.ashm.org.au/course/view.php?id=1174