Core (Stream 1)

Accreditation Information

This is a Stream 1 module designed for doctors that have never successfully completed the module and do not hold this accreditation.

Successful completion of the module will lead to awarding of the following accreditation:

  1. Core

If you have already successfully completed this module and you want to undertake continuing education, please go back to the homepage and enrol in Core Update (Stream 2.)

Please note: Core (Stream 1) is the mandatory module that needs to be undertaken in order to gain accreditation in any of the elective (body parts) modules

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 is used for the three Victorian Compensation Jurisdictions:
    • Worksafe Victoria
    • Transport Accident Commission
    • The Wrong 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.

Course Material:

You will need to review the pre-reading of the course material before you attend the module session. To access the soft copy of course material please log on . The course material of the Core Stream 1 and a copy of the AMA4 Guides will be provided on the training day.

  • Facilitator: AP Richard Stark & Dr John Malios
  • Date: 19/10/2021
  • Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Fee: $ 847
  • AMA Vic Fee: $ 805
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