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The Provision of Expert Opinion & Evidence as a Health Professional

Date: 24 to 26 June 2020 (Wednesday to Friday)
Venue: UCT Faculty of Health Sciences
Time: 08h30 to 16h30

Course fee is R 13 500 (refreshments and lunch provided)
(Health Professionals in their Community Service year/s are eligible for a 15% discount)
CPD points

This is a three day programme aimed at health professionals who are interested in servicing the legal and business domains with expert opinion and evidence.This includes private practice, academia and business employees who may wish to learn more regarding the provision of evidence.

The course is offered in partnership with Burns-Hoffman Consulting, a specialist consultancy in the provision of expert opinion, incapacity, risk and medico-legal assessment reports. 

Elise Burns-Hoffman, Manager of Burns-Hoffman Consulting, will present the course alongside a team of legal and health professionals including business experts in the field.

Who should attend?

Those with a medical, paramedical, nursing degree/diploma - or related health professional qualification are invited to attend - including doctors; occupational therapists; physiotherapists; psychologists; social workers etc.  Risk claims assessors in possession of the above-mentioned qualifications are encouraged to attend.

Course content:

  • Introduction to the Constitution of South Africa and constitutional damages
  • The Law of Delict – with specific focus on professional medical negligence
  • Practical expert witness training including:
    • the drafting of expert minutes
    • undergoing examination-in-chief
    • cross-examination
  • Professional report writing 

View the full course programme

Assessment: Participants will be required to complete an online questionnaire as part of their assessment. 

A Certificate of Completion and CPD points will be awarded to participants on successful completion of the course.

For more information or to register email ce.administration@uct.ac.za.

Only participants registered for the course will be eligible to attend.