This resource provided by a team at UCD shows how someone with Hepatitis C infection (HCV) can benefit from inter-professional care. Not all HCV patients have symptoms and may be inhibited from getting treatment due to social barriers, stigmatisation or due to their lifestyle. The ‘seek and treat’ approach is discussed by identifying at risk groups in the community. We recommend that students may want to revise the epidemiology, clinical impact and treatment of HCV and work through this resource to think about how care could be delivered.

Webinar Developed by UCD – Working Together to enhance hepatitis C treatment


  1. Revise the epidemiology, virology, pathology, clinical assessment and treatment of HCV.
  2. Who are the at risk groups and how would you make contact with those individuals?
  3. Which professionals are best placed to diagnose, monitor and manage HCV?
  4. What advice could you give to reduce HVC risk?
  5. What are the challenges of ensuring patient-centred care?
  6. Learn more about Direct-acting antiviral (DAA) drugs from WHO guidance.


Further learning:

From Student Research to National Workshop.

Hepatitis C online: http://www.hepatitisc.uw.edu

E-newsletters on Hep C http://hepatitscnewdrugresearch.com

Psychological readiness for treatment: https://prepc.org

WHO 2016: ‘Guidelines for the screening, care and treatment of persons with chronic hepatitis C infection’ ISBN: 978 92 4 154961 5