Venue: AMA House - 293 Royal Parade, Parkville. This is a Stream 2 module and it is designed for doctors that have already successfully completed the Stream 1 version of the module and hold that accreditation. Accreditation requires you to attend the session as well as successfully completing the module assessment. Successful completion of the Stream 2 module will lead to awarding of one update to accreditation: Core update If you have not already successfully completed the Stream 1 module and you want to gain that accreditation, please go back to the homepage and enrol in Core (Stream 1). Module information This module covers: The overarching principles from Chapters 1, 2 and the Glossary of the Guides that apply to all assessments performed using the Guides. The ways in which assessments using the Guides in used for the three Victorian Compensation Jurisdictions: Worksafe Victoria Transport Accident Commission The Wrongs Act The ways in which the Guides are modified by legislation. This includes removal of some parts of the Guides, and replacement of some parts with alternative prescribed methodologies. The ways in which binding Court Decisions have clarified how parts of the Guides are to be interpreted. The way in which some common medical terms are given different meanings in the Guides. The way in which impairment scores for different body parts are to be assembled to derive an overall score of impairment of a whole person. Apportionment of Impairment: The approach required to disentangle what impairment may or may not be related to a compensable event. Read More

Venue: AMA House - 293 Royal Parade, Parkville. This is a Stream 2 module and it’s designed for doctors that have already successfully completed the Psychiatry GEPIC Stream 1 module and hold that accreditation. Accreditation requires you to attend the session as well as successfully completing the module assessment. Successful completion of the Stream 2 module will lead to awarding of one update to accreditation: Psychiatry GEPIC update If you have not already successfully completed Stream 1 Psychiatry GEPIC module you want to gain that accreditation, please go back to the homepage and enrol in Psychiatry GEPIC (Stream 1). Please note: There prescribed method of assessing psychiatric impairment changed to the GEPIC in 2005. Some examiners may have been trained and accredited in the older method of assessing Psychiatric Method (the CGRPI) but must successfully complete Stream 1 training for the newer Psychiatry GEPIC module to be accredited to use that newer methodology. In that case, please go back to the homepage and enrol in Psychiatry GEPIC (Stream 1). Module information This module teaches the prescribed methodology for assessing psychiatric impairment, but the methodology used is not that from in Chapter 14 of the Guides. A substituted methodology called the ‘GEPIC’ is required to assess Psychiatric impairment for the Victorian Compensation Jurisdictions. This module covers: The process of assessment of overall psychiatric impairment using the GEPIC (the Guide to the Evaluation of Psychiatric Impairment for Clinicians). Apportionment of Psychiatric Impairment: The approach required to disentangle what impairment may or may not be related to a compensable event. The legislative requirements to further differentiate between certain types of psychiatric impairment which may be related to compensable event. The approach to taken to disentangle any overlap between the Psychiatric Impairment and organic impairment of the Nervous System. Read More

Venue: AMA House - 293 Royal Parade, Parkville. This is a Stream 1 module and it’s designed for doctors that have never successfully completed the Stream 1 module and do not hold this accreditation. Accreditation requires you to attend the session as well as successfully completing the module assessment. Successful completion of the module will actually lead to awarding of one accreditation Digestive System If you have already successfully completed the Stream 1module and you want to undertake continuing education, please go back to the homepage and enrol in Digestive System update (Stream 2). Please note: This module does not cover evaluation of the spleen or splenectomy. If you are interested in evaluation of the spleen and splenectomy you are advised to also enrol in the following module: Hematopoietic System and Hematopoietic System: Infectious Occupational Diseases (Stream 1). Module information This module covers the use of Chapter 10 of the Guides to evaluate permanent impairments of the digestive system. Such impairments may result from direct damage to the digestive system from trauma may result from other indirect mechanisms such symptoms or signs arising from the need by person to take certain medications which may affect the digestive system. The module covers: The concept of desirable weight for the purposes of impairment assessment. The methodology used to evaluate all parts of the digestives system. The methodology used to evaluate hernias of the abdominal wall. Apportionment of Impairment: The approach required to disentangle what impairment may or may not be related to a compensable event. Read More

Venue: AMA House - 293 Royal Parade, Parkville. This is a Stream 2 module and it’s designed for doctors that have already successfully completed the Stream 1 module and hold that accreditation. Accreditation requires you to attend the session as well as successfully completing the module assessment. Successful completion of the Stream 2 module will lead to awarding of one update to accreditation: Digestive System update If you have not already successfully completed this module you want to gain these accreditations, please go back to the homepage and enrol in Digestive System (Stream 1). Module information This module covers the use of Chapter 10 of the Guides to evaluate permanent impairments of the digestive system. Such impairments may result from direct damage to the digestive system from trauma may result from other indirect mechanisms such symptoms or signs arising from the need by person to take certain medications which may affect the digestive system. The module covers: The concept of desirable weight for the purposes of impairment assessment. The methodology used to evaluate all parts of the digestives system. The methodology used to evaluate hernias of the abdominal wall. Apportionment of Impairment: The approach required to disentangle what impairment may or may not be related to a compensable event. Read More

Venue: AMA House - 293 Royal Parade, Parkville. This is a Stream 1 module and it’s designed for doctors that have never successfully completed the module and do not hold this accreditation. Accreditation requires you to attend the session as well as successfully completing the module assessment. This module is designed for those who have previously completed Spine (Stream1) but want to undertake training and become accredited in new Spinal Impairment Guides Modification. Successful completion of the module will actually lead to awarding of one accreditation Spinal Impairment Guides Modification Document If you have already successfully completed this module and you want to undertake continuing education, please contact the training provider to discuss possible re-attendance at Stream 1 training, or to lodge an expression of interest in Stream 2 training when it becomes available. Module information This module is for those who have previously completed Spine and wish to update their accreditation to include the new Spinal Impairment Guide Modification Document (SIMGD). While the module is about the SIGMD, attendees will get the benefit of many of the updated training materials and training aids that were developed as part of a rewrite of all Spine training materials in 2017 The module covers criteria for assessing spine using both the methodology from Chapter 3 as modified by the Spinal Impairment Guides Modification Document. The module covers The key concepts that apply to assessment of Spinal Impairment. The way in which some terms are given specific meaning within the Guides is different that from clinical practice. A logical path for consideration of Spinal Impairment as modified by the Spinal Impairment Guides modification document. Apportionment of Impairment: The approach required to disentangle what impairment may or may not be related to a compensable event. Read More

Venue: AMA House - 293 Royal Parade, Parkville. This is a Stream 1 module and it’s designed for doctors that have never successfully completed the Stream 1 module and do not hold that accreditation. Accreditation requires you to attend the session as well as successfully completing the module assessment. Successful completion of the module will lead to awarding of one accreditation Lower Extremity If you have already successfully completed this module and you want to undertake continuing education, please go back to the homepage and enrol in Lower Extremity update (Stream 2) Module information The module covers the criteria from Chapter 3 of the Guides to evaluation permanent impairment of the lower extremity. The module includes The various anatomic, diagnostic and functions methods which are used to evaluate impairment of the part of the lower extremity The logical path of consideration of what method is appropriate to evaluate any specific impairment of the lower extremity The logical path of consideration to derive an overall score for impairment of a lower extremity when there are more than one impairments The approach to disentangling potential overlaps of ratings with other chapters of the Guides Apportionment of Impairment: The approach required to disentangle what impairment may or may not be related to a compensable event. Read More

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