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Short Course in the Evaluation of Permanent Medical Impairment Rating (based on ama-6th edition) - Contact Tuition

Interests: Impairment Rating / Disability


The course is intended to benefit those who need to assess medical impairment as required by The Road Accident Fund, Workman’s Compensation as well as Rand Mutual Assurance and other Insurance Companies for the assessment of claims from road accidents, injuries on duty and other disability claims.

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Who Should Enrol

Medical Doctors, Medical and Hospital Case Managers, Occupational and Physical Therapists, Disability Evaluators and Nurses involved in the assessment of medical impairment for Road Accident Fund, Workman’s Compensation, Rand Mutual Assurance and Insurance Companies paying disabilities based on permanent medical impairment.

Course Design

Contact Tuition. (3 day interactive workshop).


Additional competency examination for doctors is available after the 3 rd day of training.

Course Content

The following topics are covered under this programme:

  • Conceptual Foundation and Philosophy of The Guides (AMA-6th Edition);
  • Practical application of the Guides;
  • Report Writing;
  • Pain Related Impairment;
  • The Upper Extremities;
  • The Lower Extremities;
  • The Spine and Pelvis;
  • Central Nervous System;
  • Mental and Behaviour Systems;
  • The Skin;
  • Visual System;
  • Hearing;
  • Practical Case Studies;
  • Applying the Narrative test (RAF).


Participants are assessed on the self-study component of the course through means of a multiple-choice questionnaire. These will be submitted to the Foundation for Professional Development for assessment.


Accredited according to the HPCSA’s Medical and Dental Board Guidelines for Health Care Professionals for 30 CEU’s on Level 2.


To qualify for the certificate of completion for this short course, participants should fully attend the workshops as well as successfully complete all forms of assessment.

All medical practitioners who receive the certificate of completion for the successful completion of the programme may decide to apply for an AMA examination in order to get a Competency Certificate as an Independent Medical Impairment Evaluator.

  • Certificates accepted by the RAF (Road Accident Fund).
  • Authorized by the AMA (American Medical Association).
  • HPCSA Accredited.


R 7 665.00 (incl. VAT) The Course fee excludes all participating travel and accommodation costs.

Limited spaces are available. To avoid disappointment, please book early.

Date Venue
8-10 March Pretoria
3-5 May Cape Town
21-23 June Kwazulu Natal
26-28 July Pretoria
23-25 August Port Elizabeth
4-6 October Cape Town
8-10 November Pretoria

Contact Details

Ms. Alta Kruger

Tel: 012 816 9000
E-mail: OHSW@foundation.co.za
Address: PO Box 75324, Lynnwood Ridge, 0040
Website: www.foundation.co.za