Malmed Healthcare Services (MHCS) Limited has an educational unit that offers both short training courses and CPD seminars. As MHCS is an approved CPD provider by the Medical Council of Malawi, all Malmed courses attract CPD points.
The short training courses currently being offered are:-
- Forensic Medicine and Medical Evidence (FMME) course.
- Mortuary Management (MM) Courses
- Occupational medicine and Compensations claims seminars
This course lasts for one week and is ideally suitable for Clinicians from various Central, District and CHAM Hospitals in the country. It is a basic course for those clinicians who find themselves in situations of having to deal with various cases of forensic nature in their workplaces. Participating clinicians shall also be awarded CPD points enough to cover the whole Medical Council of Malawi calendar year.
The course is aimed at equipping clinicians with forensic medicine skills necessary for effectively carrying out medicolegal investigations in their jurisdictions. In addition to conducting simple forensic autopsies, most clinicians are expected to assess, investigate, diagnose, treat and follow up clinical forensic cases such as those of sexual assault, drivers that have been involved in motor vehicle accident, people in custody (police or prison) and so on. The clinicians are also expected to produce medicolegal reports and testify in court for the cases that they worked on. Currently the office of the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) in Lilongwe aspires to have medicolegal reports which, contain a bit more information than what is currently provided; reports that do not just generalize the whys, hows and whens, but reports that contain evidence which eliminates the possibility of accidental injury or self infliction. This course addresses these and other issues.
The total cost for this course shall be MK90,000 per participant. The participating clinicians are currently funded by the respective institutions. This sum covers the costs for tuition, practical components (moot court, skills and mortuary practice), demonstrations (videos etc), handouts, lunches, teas and conference venue. The course takes place in various parts of the country. The last one took place in December, 2013 in Salima. For further details about the course please send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. An announcement of the 2014 course will come out in August, 2014 and the course is expected to be conducted in December, 2014. We have also applied to the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions to assist us fund the course.
Mortuary Management courses are planned on the sidelines of the Forensic Medicine and Medical Evidence (FMME) courses. Each course lasts for three days and is suitable for all staff allocated to the mortuary or being transferred from elsewhere to the mortuary. It covers all issues involved in the day to day running of mortuaries. The topics lined up for the course are also contained in a draft mortuary manual to be presented to the Ministry of Health in due course. Key issues include guidelines and ethics of mortuary work, organization of the mortuary, embalming procedures, relating with bereaved families, safety precautions, record keeping and various mortuary procedures.
The total cost for this course shall be MK65,000 per participant. Like the FMME course, the participating clinicians are currently funded by their respective institutions. This sum covers the costs for tuition, practical components (moot court, skills and mortuary practice), demonstrations (videos etc), handouts, lunches, teas and conference venue. The course takes place in various parts of the country. The last one took place in December, 2013 in Salima. For further details about the course please send us an email to email@example.com An announcement of the 2014 course will come out in August, 2014 and the course is expected to be conducted in December, 2014.
This is a one day seminar aimed at imparting knowledge to employers, employees and clinicians on work-related injuries and diseases. It also aims at equipping clinicians to assess degrees of injuries on a patient and appropriately assign a percentage for compensation. This course is usually organised by clinicians or companies in a particular setting, especially in settings that cater for many production companies. Topics covered include: labour laws, workers compensation act, workers compensation forms, injury interpretation, injury assessment, legal suites etc.. The last seminar was conducted in the Tea Estates areas of Mulanje and Thyolo. Participants included clinicians, labour office employees, human resources teams from production companies in the vicinity, lawyers, representatives of insurance companies etc. This course is usually undertaken at the invitation of various stakeholders dealing with compensation issues.
- Routine CPD points seminars
These are undertaken within Malmed premises. They are usually lunch hour talks with rotating clinicians presenting in a rotating manner. This seminar is not limited to Malmed clinicians although for now presenters have been mainly from the various Departments within Malmed (General, Dental and Eye Departments). These seminars take place fortnightly on Thursdays.