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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


Introduction

Statistics show that more than 7.5% of the South African population is living with a permanent disability.

Many of the people living with these disabilities have been undercompensated by the relevant schemes and funds since the medical professionals dealing with their assessments do not have the training on how to complete these assessments and claims. This could result in signi?cant ?nancial and reputational costs to the patient and medical professionals.

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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 the 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). Multiple choice questionnaire on last day.

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).

Assessment

Participants are assessed on the self-study component of the course through means of a multiple-choice questionnaire.

Accreditation

Accredited according to the HPCSA’s CPD Guidelines for Health Care Professionals for 30 CEU’s on Level 2.

Certification

To qualify for the certi?cate of completion for this short course, participants should fully attend the workshop and achieve 70% on the assessment.

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

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

Fees


R 8 250.00 (incl. VAT) The Course fee excludes all participating travel and accommodation costs.

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

Date Venue
20 - 22 March 2020 Pretoria
22 - 24 May 2020 Cape Town
10 - 12 July 2020 Durban
24 - 26 July 2020 Pretoria
28 - 30 Aug 2020 Port Elizabeth
20 - 22 Nov 2020 Pretoria