Blood Borne Virus Testing Course

This course is suitable for healthcare practitioners involved in undertaking HIV and Hepatitis testing in all healthcare settings including midwifery, acute care, community health, women’s health, correctional health, rural and remote health, refugee health, sexual health, and infection prevention and control practitioners.

The course was previously known as The HIV and Hepatitis Pre and Post Testing Discussion Course and was delivered by the Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society (ARCSHS) at the La Trobe University.

​Course Dates

29 April – A compulsory webinar will be held for this intake on 6 June 2022 (time tbc)
3 June
– A compulsory webinar will be held for this intake on 19 July 2022 (time tbc)
1 July –  A compulsory webinar will be held for this intake on 15 August 2022 (time tbc)

Course Length

The course study is designed to be completed in 6 weeks, with a compulsory webinar the week after the course has ended.

Learning Outcomes

Students will gain a working knowledge of the components of effective pre- and post-test discussion. In particular they will:

  • Gain a working knowledge of 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 following the incident
  • 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

​Course Delivery

The course will be delivered online.

Cost

$350 for ACIPC Members
$350 for Non-Members