IMPORTANT NOTE: This Stream 1 module requires you to also complete Core (Stream 1) to become an approved assessor.
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 Psychiatry GEPIC 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 lead to awarding of one accreditation:
- Psychiatry GEPIC
If you have already successfully completed this module and you want to undertake continuing education, please go back to the homepage and enrol in Psychiatry GEPIC update (Stream 2).
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.
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.
By completing/passing this course, you will attain the certificate Psychiatry GEPIC Module of Impairment Assessment Training
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