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

Is this course right for me?

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

Delivery mode

This three- hour course is delivered face-to-face by RACS Fellows and invited speakers.

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points

As RACS transitions towards a new and innovative CPD framework, there will be specific CPD activities that Fellows will be asked to undertake between January and June 2021. During this time, other education activities will not be recognised for CPD points, however we encourage Fellows to continue to participate in education activities relevant to their scope of practice and learning needs.

For Fellows who undertook this activity prior to 31 December 2020, CPD was allocated at one point per hour (maximum of three points) in Category 3 - Maintenance of Knowledge and Skills.

For further enquiries about the new CPD program, please contact the team: CPD.College@surgeons.org or +61 3 9249 1282