Advanced Liver Disease Course

An Introduction to the Nursing Care and Management of Patients with Advanced Liver Disease


This one day course has been designed specifically for Registered Nurses who come into contact with patients who have advanced liver disease.  This includes nurses new to hepatology, nurses working in gastroenterology in tertiary care, general practice nurses and other nurses in primary care.  This course aims to equip nurses with a strong skill set to enable them to care for patients with advanced liver disease.  Nurses will be able to confidently manage advanced liver disease symptoms, develop care plans and refer patients to the appropriate health professionals.

Learning objectives

By the end of this course nurses should be able to:

  • list the main causes of advanced liver disease
  • assess for the signs and symptoms of advanced liver disease
  • identify the complications of advanced liver disease and briefly describe their management
  • describe the components of a care plan for patients with advanced liver disease
  • outline referral pathways
  • outline how they can provide nursing support for patients with advanced liver disease in their practice

Upcoming course dates

We have a number of dates set for the course - all of which are available to register for, via the AHA website calendar.  Additional dates and locations will be added regularly.


Wednesday 8 April 2020 - Hobart, TAS - Register here

Friday 1 May 2020 - Sydney, NSW - Register here

Friday 1 May 2020 - Melbourne, VIC - Register here

Monday 4 May 2020 - Adelaide, SA - Register here

Monday 11 May 2020 - Darwin, NT - Register here


This activity has been endorsed by APNA according to approved quality standards criteria.  Completion of this educational activity entitles eligible participants to claim 6 CPD hours.

This activity is endorsed by ACN according to our Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Endorsed Course Standards.  It has been allocated 6 CPD hours according to the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia - Continuing Professional Development Standard.