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Infectious Disease: Hepatitis

2 Hour CE Course

Average rating based on the following evaluation questions:

  1. The presentation of the subject was clear and to the point.
  2. Content was interesting to me.
  3. I gained new knowledge.
  4. The materials held my attention.
  5. I can use this information in my practice.
  6. This program met my personal expectations.
  7. Overall quality of course content and materials were excellent.

Enrollment Options

Fully Online Materials and Test

Contents: online manual; plus online multiple-choice test


Materials and Test Shipped to You

Contents: Manual and workbook with multiple-choice test shipped to you.



With over 6 million Americans infected with one or more forms of viral hepatitis, practitioners must understand the impact this growing problem has on both their clients and their practice.

Learn about the history, etiology and pathophysiology of hepatitis, as well as how to differentiate between several viral hepatitis types, their associated symptoms, modes of transmission, preventive measures, treatments and risks. Of particular value to massage therapists are the guidelines pertaining to Universal Precautions; including hand washing, laundering and equipment sanitization. Also covered are common misconceptions, conventional therapeutic options and alternative treatments for viral hepatitis.

By learning about viral hepatitis, this two credit course meets the increased demand for knowledgeable practitioners administering safe and cognizant bodywork on all clients.

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I was impressed with the detailed information about hepatitis and how much I did not fully know about the various types of hepatitis.

N. Poist, LMT

This was my first time taking a course specific to Hepatitis viruses. It was very informative and I learned a great deal useful in my practice and life in general.

P. Avis, LMT

Excellent and very informative! Thank you.

S. Adams, LMT

Exceeded my expectations! Great way to get needed CEs quickly and knowledgeably.

K. Airey, LMT, ABMP

Wow, this course was amazing. I want to learn more. It is really explained in very understanding text. Can't wait to start my next course. Thank you again.

P. Wingfield, LMT, NCTMB, AMTA

To the point and clear.

Donna Costa, LMT, NCTMB

Excellent material and knowledge.

Mya Johnson, LMT, NCTMB

Interesting and relevant information for therapists and medical professionals.

Kristin Kreiling, NCTMB

Great and very informative course!

Elizabeth Maiocco, LMT, NCTMB

This continuing education material on hepatitis was informative, put together well, and overall a good review on hepatitis.

Synthia Smart, LMT

Well worth it, learned a lot of new facts. Thank You.

George Foster, LMT

The presentation of the course made learning about material covered a pleasure. I am glad I took the course and so broadened my knowledge and understanding of the subject. Thank you.!

Johanna Wozencroft, LMT

Very useful for my practice and I gained some extra knowledge about Hepatitis, that I was unaware of. Great course........and Great value.

Harald Poul Selchau-Mark, LMT, NCTMB

Liked the workbook....printing out test and reading workbork on-line while I mark down correct answers....efficient use of time

Steve Mettner, CMT, NCTMB

Very good for the time requirement.

Jason Ryan, LMT, NCTMB

The information really assists the practitioner in protecting themselves as well as the client and this is a very important factor with disease states becoming so frequent in the general population.

Gerald Jordan, LMT, NCTMB

Great course.

Michele Bruce, LMT, NCTMB

I had no idea Hepatitis was so prevalent and concerning. Thanks for this information

Nina Elliott, LMT

Thank you for this easily understandable course on Hepatitis. As a nurse and massage therapist, I will benefit from my newly increased knowledge base on this important topic.

Crystal Guengerich, LMT

I'm glad I was able to complete this course at home for the purpose of doing it on my time and being able to save the information.

Jacquelyn Wilson, LMT, NCTMB

Thanks so much for providing this course online as I need it for my Maryland recert.

Denise McLean, LMT, CMT, NCTMB

Very informative, and a thorough review.

Stephanie Roche, LMT, NCTMB

Great materials. Kept my attention. Professional, thorough, yet easy to read and apply.

Rebekah Owens, LMT, NCTMB

Good basic overview of hepatitis.

Amy Iadarola, LMT, CMT, NCTMB

It is always good to review and learn new ways to treat this disease. It's great to study on my own time.

Jonna Climie, LMT

Hepatitis is a complicated disease and the course material covered it in a clear and thorough manner. I learned a great deal about a virus that is rampant in this country.

Kathleen Kendrick, LMT, NCTMB

I enjoyed the information provided in this course. I found it to be concise and informative. A great value for obtaining continuing education.

Laura Krulic, LMT, LMBT, NCTMB

This course was full of information that is valuable to the lay person as well as people in the healthcare industry. It is especially pertinent to massage therapists who are coming into contact with people on a daily basis. I found this course very easy to understand and it was written in non-technical terms so that is was engaging and useful.

Lori Kelly, NCTMB

Very enlightening and useful.

Diane Ryan, LMT

This was a great educational course for Hepatitis. Thank you.

Sarah Nelson

I learned important information about Hepatitis in this well presented information. I recommend it to all health care workers. Thank you for creating this course.

Kathy Duprey, LMP

Overall decent course, lots of accurate info.

Josanne Landry

It was great!

Namia Hallman, LMBT

The course on INFECTIOUS DISEASE HEPATITIS is a MUST for all Massage Therapist. Extremely informative.

Zoraida Ferrer-Bettini, LMT

Very much appreciate the very thorough and yet organized presentation of information. I'm much more aware of the importance of washing hands and dealing with open wounds, also getting vaccinated!

Mary Newkirk, LMT

Really up to date information and I especially liked the inclusion of non - medical approaches for support for Hepatitis (i.e. Especially positive and negative Vitamins & Herbs). Very thorough massage and HIV section. Good Info, Thanks.

Ernest Cormier, LMT

I have taken a number of courses with the Institute and I have been very pleased with each one of them. I have found them informative and useful in my practice.

Kimberly S. Lauren, LMT

This is a good review of a topic we are required to complete repeatedly every 2 years.

Debora Murphy, LMT

The material held my attention and expectation.

Maribel Rojas, LMT

This is truely an interesting, comprehensive. and informative course. I recommend this class to all complementary health care providers, as well as anyone who interested in this disease and it's prevention.

Carter Beckett, LMT

I thought this was an exceptional course--concisely and clearly presented and important to my massage practice. Thank you!!

Kim E. Krzyzewski, LMT, NCTMB

Very well written course materials. I learned a lot. I feel much better informed now.

Lisa Severino, LMT, NCTMB

The information is thorough and to the point. It is presented in a easily readable way. It serves to restore my awareness of communicable diseases and the many ways we can encounter and also avoid the proliferation of them. The statistics and science, although dry and not easy to retain for me, creates a marker of progress that medicine has made to fight these insidious and very distinct viruses.

Bernadette Carlton, LMT

I really like this infectious disease and hepatitis course. I did learn a lot and definitely can use this info in my practice. I like how I can print the material, read it,and do the print out test then go online to complete the course. Very nice! I will definitely recommend this website to others. Thanks again!

Karen Gue, LMT

Great course. Very to the point.

Gregory Scelsi, LMT

Important information to have as a bodyworker (or anyone, for that matter)! Presented thoroughly and completely!

Rene Janiece, LMT, NCTMB

I am grateful that your company provides courses on communicable diseases and other updated information on pertinent health issues. This allows massage therapists to stay informed about new findings in medical research.

Tina Griffin, LMT

It was very direct and factual. I had a hard time transitioning as to why I need this information but the final portion of the course explained the role of a massage therapist and the relation to hepatitis. Massage therapy is a growing and more recognized role in providing complete healthcare. Thank you.

Mary Downs, LMT

This course was possibly the most concise and informative course on infectious disease I’ve ever taken. I’m keeping the text for reference! Thanks.

J. Elizabeth Foster, LMT

Again, very satisfied with the course, and Institute! Thank you!

Gayle Torres, LMT

Awesome course to better understand and bust the myths about the forms of hepatitis.

Lisa Rebaglia, LMT

Course material was presented in a concise, informative manner.

Marc Rubman, LMT, NCTMB

This was the most informative and well organized course on hepatitis that I have ever taken! VERY HELPFUL!

Barbara C. Thaler, LMT, NCTMB

This course is a reminder of what I should have and being armed with the understanding of how protection of my self and the client. This makes clear the dangers of virus and the various expressions of the virus.

Gerald Jordan Jr.

This one.... A++..... GREAT INFO FOR EVERY HUMAN👌🏽👌🏽👍🏽👍🏽

Roseann Borriello, LMT

This course was a real "wakeup call" for me!!! I learned so much I did not know about Hepatitis. Very frightening! Thank You so much for putting this information out there!

Marilyn Mathews, LMBT

Very interesting, fresh material/ up to date information, easy to understand and read. Overall good course and learned a lot of new information. Thank you.

Janine B. Ivory, LMT, BCTMB

I thought the Hepatitis workbook was full of good information. It also held my attention and was very interesting.

Alicia Kleid

I found this course to be invaluable. The informative information is necessary and very important for everyone, especially for people, in every aspect, who provide services in the professional and medical field. This course information will always be valuable reference material now and in the future of my business.

Frankie Brockett, LMT

This was the best presentation of materials of the entire Institute for Integrative Healthcare studies offerings. I was very comprehensive.

Teresa Rudolph, CMT, LMT, BCTMB

I appreciated the layout and flow of the material. It was easy to follow and understand and the layout makes it easy to go back to the text to find information easily when reviewing or searching for a specific detail. Thanks!

Diane Burns, RMT

Kind of dull to sit and read, but I learned so much from this course!

Patricia Koel, LMT

I really learned more about Hepatitis in this course than from my online training at work. Excellent course.

Patricia Gronert, LMT

Important information that every massage therapist should know and remain conscious of while practicing massage.

Rebecca Atwell, LMT

Learned much new information that I did not know/remember even though I've been a nurse for 35 years.

Robin Belden, BCTMB

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Learning Objectives

  • Define and describe the liver’s anatomy, physiology and pathology.
  • Define hepatitis, jaundice and cirrhosis, as well as differentiate between acute and chronic hepatitis.
  • Classify viral hepatitis, it’s history, different types, as well as distinguish the truth from common hepatitis myths.
  • Discuss the the immune system’s production of antibodies in response to an antigen, and define hepatitis serology.
  • Define Hepatitis A, its disease course, its modes of transmission, those at risk, its contagion, how it manifests, its diagnosis, treatment and prevention, including hand washing, vaccination and immune globulin.
  • Define Hepatitis D.
  • Define Hepatitis B, recount its statistics, its disease course, its modes of transmission, those at risk, its contagion, how it manifests, its diagnosis, treatment for the acute and chronic varieties and prevention, including vaccination.
  • Define Hepatitis C, recount its statistics, understand its severity, its mode of transmission including blood and blood product transfusions, IV drug use, intranasal drug use, healthcare and occupational exposure, medical procedures, tattooing, body piercing, sexual and household contact and childbirth.
  • Describe those at risk for Hepatitis C, recall Hepatitis C’s manifestations, including extrahepatic manifestations, as well as list the different genotypes of Hepatitis C.
  • Recognize methods of diagnosing Hepatitis C, as well as associate Hepatitis C conventional medical treatments with its risks and benefits.
  • Recognize commonly used alternative therapy approaches for Hepatitis C including single herbal remedies, herbal formulas, acupuncture, massage and antioxidants, and discuss the importance of communication between all healthcare providers. In addition, Hepatitis C prevention is discussed.
  • For the different viral types, participant will examine lifestyle changes for prevention and for those already infected, impact reduction.
  • Participant will define Standard Precautions and associate them within a massage therapist’s practice.
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