The AnswersIn Medicine Hepatitis C module contains 50 minutes of high quality videos on the topic developed by Professor Owen Epstein and presented by Dr Mike Jacobs, a Senior Lecturer and Consultant in infectious diseases at the Royal Free Hospital and University College Medical School, London. The modules have been produced in association with University College London Business (UCLB) plc and are based on the latest British Society of Gastroenterology Guidelines.
The high quality medical information is delivered at the standard required for medical and nursing graduates and undergraduates, but the engaging videos are equally accessible to patients and individuals who want to find out about hepatitis C.
Each video covers an aspect of the condition delivered as an engaging interview and accompanied by illustrations and animations:
- Background (14m 14s) - Background to the virus including epidemiology, modes of transmission, viral structure and pathophysiology
- Clinical Features (15m 41s) - Clinical features of acute and chronic infection, the natural history of the illness and long term complications
- Diagnosis (8m 18s) - How the diagnosis is made including the role of blood tests, liver biopsy and imaging
- Treatment (12m 9s) - Treatment including the use of antivirals such as interferon-alpha and ribavirin
In addition to the videos, each section is accompanied by bullet point text summaries which provide an at a glance overview of each topic.
The module is part of the AnswersIn series, delivering specialist level knowledge to your iPhone / iPad ensuring access to high quality medical information and learning on the move.
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