Registration for Course : Improving Cause of Death Reporting in South Africa

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This assessment is based on the Improving Cause of Death Reporting e-learning modules provided by the Burden of Disease Research Unit of the South African Medical Research Council, in partnership with PEPFAR, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (USA), the Bloomberg Health Initiative, Statistics South Africa, the National Department of Health and the Centre for Community Technologies, Nelson Mandela University.

At the conclusion of the e-learning module, the participants should be able to:

1.    Explain the importance of the correct certification of cause of death
2.    Understand your role in producing reliable cause of death statistics
3.    Correctly complete a death certificate
4.    Know when to refer to Forensic Pathology Services for a post-mortem investigation.


There are self-assessment exercises after each module.  After completing all four modules there is a compulsory final assessment. You can retake the assessment until you score the required pass mark of 80%. You cannot advance to the final assessment without completing all the modules.

The final assessment consists of case studies and multiple-choice questions. Please answer all questions.

At the end of the exam, participants will receive CEU credits and a certificate of completion on passing the final assessment with a minimum score of 80%. Kindly provide your name, degree, contact details, and e-mail address so that your certificate can be forwarded to you on successful completion.

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