Hepatitis B for Nurses and Midwives

15 Feb 2023
16 Feb 2023


Available to
Practice Nurses

Continuing Professional Development

10 CPD hours


Blood borne viruses

The course will provide Nursing and Midwifery Professionals with advanced practical skills and knowledge in hepatitis B nursing. The course includes 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 the cultural context of hepatitis B nursing and midwifery.

Course components:

Hosted by the Victorian HIV and Hepatitis Integrated Training and Learning program, this course will be presented as a mix of self-paced and live facilitated learning, providing attendees an opportunity to discuss and practice strategies with peers and specialists. This is comprised of:

  • Online Learning Modules
  • Video Modules
  • Two 4-hour interactive webinars via Zoom

Date and time:

Part 1 of 2: Wednesday 15 Feb, 9:00 AM -1:00 PM AEDT

Part 2 of 2: Thursday 16 Feb, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM AEDT

Attendance at both sessions is required to receive a certificate equivalent to 8.0 CPD hours. Additionally, the suggested self-paced learning components are equivalent to 2.0 CPD hours.

This activity, including all required pre-course and post-course work is equivalent to a total of 10 CPD hours.

This course is endorsed by ACN according to our Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Endorsed Course Standards. This activity, including all required pre-course and post-course work is allocated 10 CPD hours according to the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia – Continuing Professional Development Standard.

Australian College of Midwives CPD Endorsed Activity. 

Target Audience:

Nursing and Midwifery Professionals working with patients at risk of or living with hepatitis B based in VIC.


Dr Jacqui Richmond, Burnet Institute

Gabrielle Bennett, SVHA

Learning outcomes:

  • Outline the epidemiology of hepatitis B and the risk factors for hepatitis B transmission.  
  • Identify opportunities for screening and testing, vaccination and linkage to care 
  • Outline nurses’ and midwives’ role in providing culturally appropriate care, free from stigma and discrimination 
  • Outline the nurses’ and midwives’ role in identifying, diagnosing, assessing, monitoring and treating patients with chronic hepatitis B and advanced liver disease.  
  • Utilise innovative strategies and models of care that deliver care for patients with hepatitis B