CPD55m of CPD
Total Rating(s)543
First Published02 December 2018
Updated02 February 2019
Expires02 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 Van der Jagt

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).

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CPD55m of CPD
Total Rating(s)543
First Published02 December 2018
Updated02 February 2019
Expires02 December 2021
Recorded InMelbourne, Australia
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543 Total Rating(s)

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22 Aug 2019

Gain new knowledge and is vety beneficial to assess patients by checking their function. Checking liver will be able to get the correct diagnosis of issues.

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Pamela Price
21 Aug 2019

Great review, concise and to the point.

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Virginia Dixon
20 Aug 2019

Great resource with a lot in it but really helpful

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Racheal Threlfall
19 Aug 2019

Well worth watching and mostly easy to understand.

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Natalie Barnes
17 Aug 2019

Great course.

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Penelope Sullivan
15 Aug 2019

Excellent presentation

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Jessica Walker
14 Aug 2019

This course was highly engaging and provided detailed material/ literature that expanded my knowledge in regards to the functions, anatomy and pathophysiology of kidney disease. I recommend undertaking this course to reinforce previous knowledge. Very knowledgeable presenter which covers the learning outcomes well

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Fiona Rogers
04 Aug 2019

Great presentation & valuable education.

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Alys Uren
02 Aug 2019

Informative clips that are not over whelming with information. Easy to listen to and engaging by stopping and asking questions along the way to test your knowledge.

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Khushboo Maiyani
01 Aug 2019

Great Resource