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Competencies 2/12

You now know all the role players involved in the process of recording the cause of death and how the information is used. You know how to complete a death certificate, including cases involving perinatal and maternal deaths, injury or other external causes, and when to refer to Forensic Pathology Services.  You also know how to correctly certify deaths due to HIV, diabetes mellitus, hypertension, infectious and parasitic conditions, cancer, deaths in the elderly and deaths on arrival.

At the end of this module, you should be able to demonstrate the competencies to accurately complete a death certificate for:

- Deaths due to COVID-19, and

- COVID-19 related deaths