Module 6: Treatment options - introduction

In this document:

Module goal:

To enable participants to understand the best current treatment options, factors that influence outcomes and potential future treatment opportunities.

Learning objectives:

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

  • Summarise current medical treatment options with reference to evidence of their effectiveness
  • Describe ways that genotype and other factors influence treatment outcomes
  • Discuss main benefits and drawbacks to different treatment options
  • List main treatment developments that are likely to emerge within the next five years
Topics covered:
  • Goals and considerations for treatment
  • Overview of conventional treatment
  • Interferons and ribavairin
  • Contraindications
  • Understanding treatment effectiveness for different genotypes
  • Treatment for people with cirrhosis
  • Retreatment
  • Potential new treatments
Materials and resources required:
  • Computer/laptop 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 6.1(Treatment options) outlining the module:

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