Writing Medico Legal Reports


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The Find a Surgeon directory is a listing of active Fellows of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons who meet the requirements of the College's Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Program and have opted to be on the list. This list excludes retired or inactive Fellows.


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Workshop information

What will you learn?

This evening workshop helps you to gain greater insight into the issues relating to providing expert opinion and translates the understanding into the preparation of high quality reports. It also explores the lawyer/expert relationship and the role of an advocate.
You can learn how to produce objective, well-structured and comprehensive reports that communicate effectively to the reader. This ability is one of the most important roles of an expert adviser.

Key learning outcomes

  • The legal rules covering admissibility of an expert report
  • How to prepare and set out an expert report to ensure compliance with court rules
  • The lawyer/expert relationship, advocate perspective and surgical perspective on form and content.

Target group - This course is recommended for surgeons with an interest in medico legal matters. Participants are also encouraged to attend AMA Impairment Guidelines 4th & 5th Edition: Difficult Cases

Sponsorship -This activity is proudly supported by mlcoa   MLCOA logo

Key details

Location and date:
Tuesday 26 March 2019 - Sydney, NSW Australia 

Fee (all values include GST):
A$105 for members (Fellows, Trainees or International Medical Graduates within the College)
A$145 for non-members of the College

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points
This educational activity has been approved in the College's CPD Program. Fellows who participate can claim 1 point per hour (maximum of 3 points) in Category 3 - Maintenance of Knowledge and Skills. For those with a RACS CPD requirement this activity will be automatically uploaded to your record.

Presenters: RACS Fellows


Department of Professional Development
Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
College of Surgeons' Gardens
250-290 Spring Street
East Melbourne VIC 3002 Australia

Telephone: +61 3 9276 7440
Fax: +61 3 9276 7412
Email: PDactivities@surgeons.org