Hepatitis C Online
Hepatitis C Online is a free educational, web-based service that functions as a comprehensive resource for diagnosing, monitoring and managing the Hepatitis C virus infection.
The service is produced at the University of Washington, through a partnership with the International Antiviral Society-USA, and funded by a grant from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.
It is divided into 6 main sections, which are easily accessible through buttons at the top of each page.
The HCV Medications section provides medical summaries, clinical studies and slide decks for the latest Hepatitis C treatments.
A free online course is offered through the course modules. Each course module contains guided lessons, activities and quizzes in a variety of topics for online study or continuing education. Registered users can track their progress towards free Continuing Medical Education or Continuing Nursing Education credits. These credits are made available through partnerships with the University of Alabama at Birmingham and the University of Washington School Of Nursing.
The Slide Lectures section is a digital library of state of the art presentations given by leading Hepatitis C researchers and clinicians. This digital library contains all lectures from the course modules plus supplemental lectures on expanded Hepatitis C topics.
The core concepts section is a digital library of written summaries gleaned from each course module. These documents cover four main areas: Screening and Diagnosis of Hepatitis C Infection; Evaluation, Staging, and Monitoring Chronic Hepatitis C; Management of Cirrhosis-Related Complications; and Evaluation and Preparation for Hepatitis C Treatment.
The master bibliography lists all references used within all of the other sections.
Several clinical calculators have been included for easy reference. These are calculators such as the AST to Platelet Ratio Index and the Serum-Ascite Albumin Gradient.
A visual glossary is also available for use.