0505 Digestive System (Stream 1) - 05 May 2020

6 modules

Course Length
2 hours

John Colman



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 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

  1. 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.


By completing/passing this course, you will attain the certificate Digestive System Module of Impairment Assessment Training

Pre- reading
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Facilitated Online Webinar

How to use the IAT Vic Portal
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Evaluation Survey – Digestive System
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Assessment Task – Digestive System
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