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Short Course in the Medical Evaluation for Professional Drivers - Distance

Interests: Medical Ethics


Introduction

Professional Drivers are obliged by law to undergo regular medical examinations in order to qualify for a Professional Drivers Permit. This course has been designed to provide medical practitioners with the skills to undertake such examinations in the context of the SASOM guidelines.

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Who Should Enrol

All General Practitioners

Course Design

This course is a distance-based course and participants will receive a comprehensive and user-friendly study guide covering all the modules. No other textbooks will be required. Participants have 3 months to complete the assessment.

Course Content

  • BACKGROUND

Legislation, standards, ethics and the health profession, complexity of driving, types of vehicles and driver categories, types of evaluations, who is qualified to do the evaluations, risk profiles.

  • MEDICAL EVALUATIONS AND INVESTIGATIONS

Purpose, process, documentation, specific medical evaluations, special investigations.

  • MEDICAL STANDARDS AND REJECTION CRITERIA

Neurological and neurosurgical disorders, cardiovascular disorders, endocrine disorders, psychiatric disorders and cognitive impairment, drug and alcohol misuse and dependency, visual disorders, renal disorders, respiratory disorders, the elderly driver, driver with AIDS syndrome and the disabled driver.

Accreditation

Accredited according to the HPCSA’s Medical and Dental Board Guidelines for Healthcare Professionals for 3 CEU’s on Level 2

Certification

To qualify for the certificate of completion for this short course, participants should successfully complete the assessment process.

Endorsement

This course is endorsed by SASOM (The South African Society for Occupational Medicine)

Fees


R 1 126.80 (Inclusive of all VAT and Taxes where applicable)

This includes all study material and assessment.