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Competencies 2/14

Now that you know all the role players involved in the process of recording the cause of death and how the information is used, it is easy to see the importance of completing a certificate properly. This next module takes an in-depth look at how to complete the Death Notification Form.

At the end of this module you should be able to demonstrate the competencies:

-To describe the concept and definitions of the underlying cause of death and the sequence of events leading to death,

-To explain the International Form of the Medical Certificate of Cause of Death, and

-To complete a South African death certificate accurately, explaining the sequence of events from the starting point and also mentioning the relevant contributing causes.