Digestive System (Stream 1 & 2)

Accreditation Information

This is both a Stream 1 and Stream 2 module. It is designed for doctors that have never successfully completed the Stream 1 module and do not hold this accreditation.

If you are accredited as Stream 1 and are due for revision, book as a Stream 2 which does not have any assessment requirements.

You MUST also have successfully completed Core (Stream 1) to become an assessor in this module. Click here to book the Core Stream 1 module

Successful completion of the module will actually lead to awarding of one accreditation:

  1. Digestive System

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: Haematopoietic System and Haematopoietic 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 or may result from other indirect mechanisms such as 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.

The Online training mode consists of:

Access to interactive content: It provides information of the role of the permanent impairment assessor, methods of assessment & definitions. A number of case studies will be provided for the participant self-study.

Supported learning: Facilitators can be contacted through the Learning Management System in regards content of the module, the role of the permanent impairment assessor, methods of assessment & definitions. If you have queries in regards marking, assessment task due date and general information, please use the contact us section of this website to address your enquiry.

Assessment Task: The competency-based assessment is to be completed in the attendee’s own time after enrolment into the training module. The assessment task is available in the Learning Management System. The participant will receive instructions about how to access the platform after booking into the module. The assessment task must be completed within four (4) weeks of the enrolment day,  and submitted for marking through the Learning Management System. Assessments will be marked within 2 weeks of the Assessment due date. The assessment must be completed and deemed satisfactory in order to complete the module.

If you need support in navigating through our Learning Management system, please contact  03 9940 4893 for assistance.  Alternatively you can refer to the Learner Guide How to use the IAT Vic Portal portal here

  • Facilitator: Dr John Colman
  • Date:
  • Time: -
  • Fee: $555.50
  • AMA Vic Fee: $ 527.73
  • Address:
    Online Module
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