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MEDICAL LAW COURSE – Home study

Earn 3 ceus in Level 2 for just R350

Medical Law Course?

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A good awareness of the medico-legal aspects relating to all healthcare practitioners and therapists is essential to all professionals. Medical Negligence litigation is showing a steady increase in South Africa and personal injury lawyers are looking at this branch of law with more interest.  Physios need to be aware of the basic legal rights and duties relating to their practice to better protect themselves against the unsavory experience of a legal action. 

The online home study course is presented by an admitted attorney with right of appearance in the High Court of South Africa. It explains the legal concepts informed consent, confidentiality, medical negligence and right to Healthcare in a simple and understandable manner.

Attendees are also given some practical advice on how to avoid being sued, what to do when sued and some advice on preparing medico-legal reports and testifying in court. 

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 MEDICAL ETHICS COURSE – Home study

Earn 3 ceus in Level 2 for just R350

Medical Ethics Course?

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A good awareness of the ethical consideration relating to all healthcare practitioners and therapists is essential to all professionals.
Medical professionals registered with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (“HPCSA”) is given a professional status and is afforded the right to practise that profession in South Africa.

A professional registered with the HPCSA is recognized as competent practitioner who may accordingly charge fees for professional services rendered. There are mechanisms in place to ensure that registered professionals continue to render professional and competent service and that professionals undergo continuous professional development courses to maintain established disciplinary processes.

In order to ensure that professionals are aware what is required from them in respect of ethical and professional practise the HPCSA has published general ethical rules that apply to all professionals and additional ethical rules that apply to certain professions only. Furthermore, in an attempt to guide the professions, the HPCSA has also published various Guidelines to professionals dealing amongst other things with topics like informed consent, confidentiality and keeping of patient records.

The online home study course is presented by an admitted attorney with right of appearance in the High Court of South Africa. It explains the concepts ethical practice, complaints procedures and how to respond, dual responsibilities, accurate record keeping, professional conduct relating to Health Care in general and also some specific rules relating to physios.

This course aims to provide a sound knowledge on basic medical ethics as an important facet in the repertoire of the complete physiotherapist.

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