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CPD55m of CPD
Total Rating(s)616
First Published
Updated02 February 2019
Expires 02 December 2021
Recorded InMelbourne, Australia

Course Overview

Can you recognise the signs of liver disease or dysfunction? Begin this Course now and develop your assessment skills to immediately form a clearer clinical picture of a person with liver disease or dysfunction.

  • What are the functions of the liver?
  • How are these affected in liver disease?
  • What clues from a head-to-toe assessment would reveal liver disease?
  • A basic guide to interpreting pathology results and much, much more...

There is a wide range of liver diseases some of which are very complex and life reducing. Liver disease can affect every organ system in the body because of the complexity of liver function. These relationships make clinical assessment difficult and confusing - particularly because early manifestations of liver disease may be subtle.

Given the diversity of liver disease, it is likely that most health professionals will care for acute and chronically unwell people with this condition. This timely Course provides an opportunity to review liver function, assessment and common diseases to achieve best patient outcomes.


The purpose of this course is to review liver function, assessment and common disorders in order to support best outcomes in people with liver disease or dysfunction.

Learning Outcomes
  • Correlate clinical assessment findings with pathophysiological processes to better identify those at risk of liver disease and dysfunction.
  • Apply knowledge relating to the identification of liver dysfunction to prevent complications.
  • Prioritise the holistic care of a person who has liver disease or dysfunction.
Target Audience

This Course will be of interest to health professionals working in hospitals, primary care and in community settings who occasionally, or frequently, care for patients with liver disease.


No conflict of interest exists for anyone in the position to control content for this activity. Wherever possible, generic or non-proprietary names of medications or products have been used.


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Jana VanderJagt

Jana Van der Jagt is a hepatology nurse practitioner from the Mid North Coast of NSW where she established and developed the Port Macquarie Liver Clinic. She has worked in the field of hepatology for 18 years. Her current roles include the provision of comprehensive liver disease assessment and management in private practice at Port Macquarie Gastroenterology as well as consultancy services developing and delivering education for healthcare workers. Particular interests include advanced liver disease, nurse education, and the development of responsive models of care. Jana’s qualifications include graduate diploma in critical care nursing, graduate diploma adult education and training, and a master of nursing (nurse practitioner). See Educator Profile

Learner Reviews

616 Total Rating(s)
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Binu Thomas
07 Dec 2019

Yes, appropriate information

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Andrea Buckley
05 Dec 2019

I have enjoyed this review of Chronic liver disease and its causes.

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Peer Asmussen
04 Dec 2019

The learning was well presented and very usefull to reinforce current knowledge.

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Irene Pennell
04 Dec 2019

A very valuable and concise explanation of liver disease, signs, symptoms and pathophysiology.

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Katrina Lamb
01 Dec 2019

A well delivered online course, very complex organ, delivered with good content without being too complex. It touch upon the basics of liver disease, which has me interested in increasing knowledge just learnt.

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Emily Tessmer
26 Nov 2019

Informative, to the point

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Bettina Jane Lowe
24 Nov 2019

I enjoyed the way this tutorial was presented and broken up into sections including short questions to re-enforce learning along the way.

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Patrick Francis Berry
24 Nov 2019

Very happy with the presentation.

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Natasha Schuman
22 Nov 2019

Excellent training. Well presented

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Kylie Diehm
22 Nov 2019

There was a lot of information in 55 minutes. I think a bit too much to take in over that period of time. It was a great lecture but I thought it was a bit rushed.