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Medico-Legal Experts and Insurance Medical Officers Outside Canada

Block B option #2 - Advanced Expertise Medicine (6 credits)

MMD6234 - Advanced Expertise Medicine - Part 1 (3 cr.)
MMD6235 - Advanced Expertise Medicine - Part 2 (3 cr.)

MMD6234 : Advanced Expertise Medicine - Part 1 (3 credits)

Brief description of the lectures

MMD6234 - Lecture A01 - Job Demand Analysis

Job Demand Analysis (3hrs)
LECTURERS : Ms Sonia Paquette, Mr Jim Potvin, Dr Michel Lacerte

Basic ergonomic knowledge will assist the medicolegal evaluator in his determination whether there is a match between individual work capacity and specific job demands.

MMD6234 - Lecture A02 - Functional capacity evaluation

Functional capacity evaluation (3hrs)
LECTURERS : Ms Sonia Paquette, Dr Michel Lacerte

Critical appraisal of the different methods of evaluating functional capacity in a medicolegal context. Concepts of reliability and predictive validity will be thoroughly reviewed.

MMD6234 - Lecture A03 - Return to Work Determination

RETURN TO WORK DETERMINATION (3hrs)
LECTURERS : Dr Michel Lacerte, Ms Susan Stock, Dr François Sestier

This is a key question of many IME's. How to integrate psychophysical capacity, job demands, reasonable accommodation, psycho-vocational potential, pain issues and contract definitions will be discussed.

MMD6234 - Lecture A04 - Whiplash Associated Disorders,...

WHIPLASH ASSOCIATED DISORDERS, TEMPOROMANDIBULAR DISORDERS (3hrs)
LECTURERS : Dr Michel Lacerte, Dr Jay Mackman, Dr David Cassidy

Whiplash and TMD are commonly encountered following motor vehicle accidents and are frequently associated with long disability duration. Evidence-based medicine approach to these two conditions will be discussed.

MMD6234 - Lecture A05 - Job Satisfaction

JOB SATISFACTION (3hrs)
LECTURERS : Dr Michel Lacerte, Mr RD Michaels, Dr Francois Sestier

Company restructuring, high performance demands, new technologies, changing demographics all impact on job related stress and satisfaction.

MMD6234 - Lecture A06 - Substance Abuse

SUBSTANCE ABUSE (3hrs)
LECTURERS : Dr Sader, Dr Perreault, Dr François Sestier

Substance abuse and addiction is often associated with car or work accidents; discovering and taking into account these behaviors and all associated psychiatric co-morbidity is amongst the tasks of the medicolegal evaluator.

MMD6234 - Lecture A07 - Toxicology for the Medical ...

TOXICOLOGY FOR THE MEDICAL EXPERT and MULTISENSITIVITY DISORDER (3hrs)
LECTURERS : Dr Sidney Siu, Dr François Sestier

Toxic compound effects should be readily recognized and taken into account by the medicolegal evaluator.

MMD6234 - Lecture A08 - Vibrations, Repetitive ...

VIBRATIONS, REPETITIVE MOVEMENT AND WORKERS COMPENSATION (3hrs)
LECTURERS : Doctor Roland Wong, Dr Michel Lacerte, Dr Laroche

Cumulative trauma disorders are prevalent in the upper limbs. The evaluation of these common conditions in the context of worker, work and work environment will be reviewed using an evidence-based approach.

MMD6234 - Lecture A09 - Psycho-Emotional Aspects ...

PSYCHO-EMOTIONAL ASPECTS AFTER AN ACCIDENT (3hrs)
LECTURERS : Dr Brian Francis Hoffman, Dr Michel Lacerte, Dr François Sestier

Psycho-emotional consequences of trauma will be discussed in the context of litigation. A methodological approach of PTSD, Adjustment Disorder, Pain Disorder and Depression will be addressed.

MMD6234 - Lecture A10 - Chronic Fatigue, Chronic Pain

CHRONIC FATIGUE; CHRONIC PAIN (3hrs)
LECTURERS : Dr Eldon Tunks, Dr Michel Lacerte, Dr François Sestier

Chronic pain disorder is a major source of prolonged disability. An evidence-based diagnostic and treatment approach will be discussed.

MMD6234 - Lecture A11 - Somatoform Disorder and ...

SOMATOFORM DISORDER AND MALINGERING (3hrs)
LECTURERS : Dr Gutheill, Dr Weisstub, Dr Francois Sestier

Malingering is rare but somatoform disorders aren't often recognized. Malingering and somatoform disorders recognition in the medicolegal context will be discussed.

MMD6234 - Lecture A12 - Mental and Behavioral Imp...

MENTAL AND BEHAVIORAL IMPAIRMENT (3hrs)
LECTURERS : Dr Steven Leclair, Dr Michel Lacerte

DSM IV "use" and "over" or "misuse" will be discussed in this lecture, with a special mention on personality disorders, and the light they can shed on a medicolegal evaluation.

MMD6234 - Lecture A13 - Mild Traumatic Brain Injury

MILD TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY (3hrs)
LECTURERS : Dr Lawrence Freedman, Dr Georges L'espérance, Dr Michel Lacerte

The evaluation of the presence and consequences of mild traumatic brain injury is a frequent source of dispute. The controversies will be exposed and discussed.

MMD6234 - Lecture A14 - Spinal Disorders

SPINAL DISORDERS (3hrs)
LECTURERS : Dr Georges L'Espérance, Dr Michel Lacerte, Dr Jim Sullivan

Spinal disorders are commonly associated with disability. Evaluation of spinal impairment, activity limitations and restriction in social participation will be discussed using an evidenced-based approach.

MMD6234 - Lecture A15 - Examination

EXAMINATION (3hrs)

A 3 hour MCQ exam will be offered on internet to validate the learning process.

MMD6235 : Advanced Expertise Medicine - Part 2 (3 credits)

Brief description of the lectures

MMD6235 - Lecture B01 - Tips from the Judge

Tips from the Judge (3hrs)
LECTURERS : Justice Robert Mongeon, Doctor Michel Lacerte, Doctor François Sestier

LECTURERS : Justice Robert Mongeon, Doctor Michel Lacerte, Doctor François Sestier

A very experienced Superior Court Judge provides advice to medicolegal evaluators in regard to written reports, expert testimony and attitude.

MMD6235 - Lecture B02 - Disability Insurance Juris...

DISABILITY INSURANCE JURISPRUDENCE (3hrs)
LECTURERS : Ms Helen Sava, Ms Evelyn Ten Cate

Key court decisions on DI matters are important to master, as they shed a different light on the application of DI contracts.

MMD6235 - Lecture B03 - Access to Information and ...

ACCESS TO INFORMATION AND PRIVACY ISSUES FOR MEDICAL EXPERTS (3hrs)
LECTURERS : Mr Ian Turnbull, Ms Priscilla Platt

Laws, rulings and jurisprudence regarding confidentiality and access to information are important for the medicolegal evaluator.

MMD6235 - Lecture B04 - Occupational Diseases ...

OCCUPATIONAL DISEASES (PNEUMO-DERMATO) (3hrs)
LECTURERS : Dr Denis Sasseville, Dr Sidney Siu, Dr Michel Lacerte, Dr François Sestier

Professional and dermatologic respiratory diseases are sometimes objects of litigation. Provincial courts and regulation will be reviewed.

MMD6235 - Lecture B05 - Admissibility of Expert ...

ADMISSIBILITY OF EXPERT TESTIMONY, AND WEIGHING MEDICAL EVIDENCE (3hrs)
LECTURERS : Justice Thomas Lederer, Ms Judith Hall, Ms Philippa Samworth

Admissibility of Expert Testimony following Daubert and its impact on Canadian Courts.

MMD6235 - Lecture B06 - End of Life Issues: ...

END OF LIFE ISSUES: EUTHANASIA AND THERAPEUTIC FUTILITY (3hrs)
LECTURERS : Doctor Louise Passerini, Mr Pierre Deschamps

End of life medical issues and disagreements with families can be the source of litigation. Suggestions will be given on how to approach such difficult ethical and legal dilemmas.

MMD6235 - Lecture B07 - More on Medico-Legal ...

MORE ON MEDICO-LEGAL CAUSAL ANALYSIS (3hrs)
LECTURERS : Dr Michel Lacerte, Dr François Sestier

Complex medicolegal causal analysis will be presented from different medical specialties.

MMD6235 - Lecture B08 - Factual Causation

FACTUAL CAUSATION (3hrs)
LECTURERS : Dr Vaughan Black, Dr Michel Lacerte, Dr François Sestier

Jurisprudence regarding the "But For" and "Material Contribution" will be presented.

MMD6235 - Lecture B09 - Medical Responsibility in ...

MEDICAL RESPONSIBILITY IN A UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL (3hrs)
LECTURERS : Dr Jacques Guilbert, Dr François Sestier

In a University hospital setting, delegation of decision, technical or surgical procedures to a fellow or a resident, might be at the origin of a legal maze when errors or complications occur.

MMD6235 - Lecture B10 - Mutidisciplinary IME's

MULTIDISCIPLINARY IME's (3hrs)
LECTURERS : Dr Arthur Ameis, Dr Michel Lacerte, Dr Eric Renaud

Review of the advantages and pitfalls associated with Multidisciplinary IME's and the development of consensus opinions.

MMD6235 - Lecture B11 - Medicolegal Writing or ...

MEDICOLEGAL WRITING OR BULLET PROOFING YOUR REPORT (AND CASE STUDIES) (3hrs)
LECTURERS : Mr Adam Rawlings, Dr Michel Lacerte

Review and critical appraisal of various writing techniques used in medico-legal report.

MMD6235 - Lecture B12 - Medicolegal Correspondence ...

MEDICOLEGAL CORRESPONDENCE AND ATTORNEY'S WORK (3hrs)
LECTURERS : Dr Arthur Ameis, Dr Michel Lacerte, Mr Larry Abey, Mr Thomas Lacerte

Review common types of medico-legal correspondence and attorney’s work using case studies.

MMD6235 - Lecture B13 - How to Work with Lawyers

HOW TO WORK WITH LAWYERS (3hrs)
LECTURERS : Dr Arthur Ameis, Dr Michel Lacerte, Mr Larry Abey, Mr Thomas Lacerte

The nature and limits of the professional relationship between lawyers and experts. Conflict of interests and ethical issues will be presented using case studies.

MMD6235 - Lecture B14 - Arguments, Fallacies and ...

ARGUMENTS, FALLACIES AND LEGAL REASONING (3hrs)
LECTURERS : Mr Adam Rawlings, Dr Michel Lacerte, Prof. Randy Allen Harris

Recognizing, avoiding, and responding to various forms of arguments and fallacies commonly encountered in medico-legal reports and during expert testimony.

MMD6235 - Lecture B15 - Examination

EXAMINATION (3hrs)

A 3 hour MCQ exam will be offered on internet to validate the learning process.


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