0430 Hand and Upper Extremity (Stream 1) - 30 April 2020

6 modules

Course Length
3 hours

Michael Leung



IMPORTANT NOTE: This Stream 1 module requires you to also complete Core (Stream 1) to become an approved assessor. 

Delivery: Facilitated Online Webinar

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 award of one accreditation:

  1. Hand and Upper 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 Hand and Upper Extremity update (Stream 2)

Module information

This module coves the criteria in Chapter 3 of the Guides to evaluate permanent impairments of the upper extremity.

The module covers:

  • The various specific methods that can be used in evaluation of impairment including abnormal motion, amputation, sensory or motor nerve dysfunction and ankylosis.
  • The approach to be taken to choose the appropriate method for a particular case and how to derive an overall score when there are multiple impairment of an upper extremity.
  • Discussion of the commonly seen disorders of the upper extremity in a compensation framework.
  • Apportionment of Impairment: The approach required to disentangle what impairment may or may not be related to a compensable event.


By completing/passing this course, you will attain the certificate Hand and Upper Extremity Module of Impairment Assessment Training

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Facilitated Online Webinar

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Evaluation Survey – Hand and Upper Extremity Stream 1
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