Liver disease in primary care

This two day course aims to provide theoretical and practical knowledge of liver diseases and how to manage them in primary care.

Course fact file

Type of Course: Module, continuing professional development

Start date: Thursday 25th – Friday 26th October 2012


Learning objectives include:

  • an understanding of how to interpret liver function tests, when to investigate and when to consider referral 
  • how to identify the patients with chronic liver disease 
  • the community management of alcohol use disorders 
  • developments in non alcoholic fatty liver disease 
  • screening and community management of viral hepatitis 
  • gall bladder disease - who to suspect and when to refer 
  • vaccination and drugs in patients with liver disease 
  • an update on liver transplantation 
  • the National Liver Plan from the liver czar

Fees and funding

Course fee for 2 days is £195 & £125 for 1 day.
Please make cheques payable to ‘University of Birmingham’. Invoices may be raised. Detailed information will be sent to you with an acknowledgement of booking.

Cancellations - Fees will be refunded on a sliding scale as follows: within 2 weeks prior to course date 25% refunded; 2-4 weeks prior to course date 50% refunded, 4-6 weeks prior to course date 75%; 6 weeks plus 100% refund. It may be possible to transfer your reserved place to another available date when 6 weeks or more notice is provided, transfers with less than 6 weeks before date of course are subject to administration fees.

How to apply

To register for this course, or for further information, please contact:

Tamara Ball
Primary Care Clinical Sciences (School of Health and Population Sciences)
Primary Care Clinical Sciences Building
University of Birmingham, B15 2TT
Tel: 0121 414 3281