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The aim of this course is to train on how to fulfill a death certificate according to standards established by the World Health Organization.

Death rate statistics is of big interest in the public health sector. Establishing and assessing the exact causes of death are important elements in any health policies and health system strategies, either to adapt specific preventive actions or to detect emergent illnesses. A death certificate is an official document in which the medical practitioner primarily records the cause of death sequence, the time interval between the onset of the cause of death and death, and personal details of the deceased. Errors in death certificate documentation are not uncommon. Thus, Death Certificates (DCs), are an important tool allowing to have exact and exclusive data, hence should be written with the highest accuracy. Fulfilling a Death Certificate is also a medico-judicial act, besides stating the cause of death, it also indicates whether there is a need of an autopsy or any other medical intervention before inhumation. Participants will know how to adequately complete a Death Certificate according to standards established by the Word Health Organization.

Basic Information:
Program Type: Non-Degree Based
Level Of study: Short-Term Course
School / Faculty: School of paramedical sciences
Department: Health Information Technology
Major (Name Of Program): Completing Death Certificate According To ICD
This program contact information:
Telephone: 00985138846711
Fax: 00985138846728
Mobile: 00989153121574
Email Address:
Address: Department of Health Information Technology, School of Paramedical Sciences, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Pardis Daneshgah, Azadi Square, Mashhad, Iran
Contact Person Name: Dr. Marzieh Meraji
Program Detail:
Length of Training:

6 months

Language Requirement:

Persian / English

Admission Requirement:

Health professionals responsible for completing the cause of death on the death certificate.

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