Blood Borne Viruses: An Orientation, is a free, interactive online learning program developed by the Australian Institute of Social Relations for the South Australian viral hepatitis and HIV sectors. It is suitable for anyone who supports people living with viral hepatitis and/or HIV, including people in volunteer and caring roles. The course includes audio-visual presentations, video lectures and interviews, and links to resources and quizzes.
As an orientation for workers (paid and unpaid), this course aims to develop awareness and provides a broad understanding of the current landscape and common themes around blood borne viruses in Australia and South Australia.
The topics covered are:
- Introduction to blood borne viruses: An Australian perspective
- Viral hepatitis: An overview
- Hepatitis B: The basics
- Hepatitis C: The basics
- HIV: The basics
- Responding effectively to people living with viral hepatitis and/or HIV
The training offers knowledge and skills to respond effectively to people living with viral hepatitis and/or HIV and is equivalent to 8 hours of professional development.
For more information or to enrol for this free program, visit the Australian Institute of Social Relations website.