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Death Certificate Short Course - E-learning

Interests: Death Certificate


Death certification is an important in many socio-economic circumstances. The death notification form filled by the medical practitioner allows the family to formally register death with the department of home affairs. This provides the family with permanent legal a record of the fact of death. This therefore allows the family to acquire a burial order and dispose the body as well as settle the estate where applicable. Proper death notification is essential for statistical and epidemiological purposes

Aim: Educate medical practitioners on issues regarding death certification:

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Who Should Enrol

All Medical Doctors and other interested Healthcare professionals

Course Design

This is an online course. Participants have 3 months to complete the assessment process from date of registration.

Course Content

At the end of this course, participants should be able to:

  • Differentiate between a death notification form and a death certificate.
  • Know the legal framework regarding completing death notification form.
  • Know who should complete the death notification form.
  • Able to correctly complete the death notification form.
  • Know when to complete the death notification form and to refer to Forensic Pathology Services for a medico-legal autopsy.
  • To complete section G of the death notification form, including the immediate and underlying causes of death.
  • Differentiate between natural and unnatural death


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


Participants will receive a certificate of completion for this short course once successfully completing the assessment component.


R 506.40 (Inclusive of all VAT and Taxes where applicable)

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Contact Details

Dr. Margot Uys

Tel: 012 816 9000
Fax: 086 502 5688
E-mail: healthscience@foundation.co.za
Address: PO Box 75324, Lynnwood Ridge, 0040
Website: www.foundation.co.za