Module 1: The liver and hepatitis viruses - introduction

In this document:


Module goal:

This introductory module provides a basis for the training programme by giving an overview of the liver and its function, hepatitis and related viruses.

Learning objectives:

By the end of the module, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the structure of the liver and its function.
  • Define hepatitis and explain the key differences between hepatitis viruses.
Topics covered:
  • Anatomy
  • Physiology and function of the liver
  • Structure of viruses and reproduction
  • Hepatitis and hepatitis viruses
Materials and resources required:
  • Computer/laptop with speakers and projector
  • Flipchart paper, stand and pens
  • Video material from resource pack or internet access to stream video footage
Module time: approximately 90 minutes

Show and talk to Slide 1.1 (Module 1: The liver and hepatitis viruses) outlining the module:


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