After completing this course, you will be able to

  • Describe the progression of viral infections of the liver
  • Decide which lab parameters to consider
  • Recognize whether the patient is contagious
  • Differentiate acute from chronic states of viral infections
  • Diagnose past infection and immunity
  • Identify if the patient has been vaccinated against viral hepatitis
  • Identify patients who may be at higher risk for infection.
Chapter 1

Learning the basics of viral hepatitis

Refresh your knowledge about the etiology, clinical presentation, and basic diagnostic principles of viral hepatitis in this introductory chapter on viral hepatic infections.
4 Lessons (9m 43s)
Chapter 2

Diagnosing a hepatitis A virus infection

Learn about the pathogenesis of HAV infections, how to interpret lab results to diagnose an acute infection, and how to distinguish between past infection and vaccination.
5 Lessons (11m 56s)
Chapter 3

Identifying a hepatitis B virus infection

In this chapter, you’ll cover the pathophysiology of HBV infections, HBV lab markers, and learn to distinguish between chronic and acute infections.
5 Lessons (17m 23s)
Chapter 4

Spotting a hepatitis C virus infection

Learn all about HCV infections and master classic screening algorithms to manage special clinical situations and discrepant lab results with confidence.
5 Lessons (14m 49s)
Chapter 5

Recognizing a hepatitis D virus infection

In this chapter, you’ll learn about the dependency between HDV and HBV and how to interpret lab results to distinguish between a coinfection and a superinfection.
4 Lessons (11m 40s)