Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome
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- Medical and Dental Sciences
Workers whose hands are regularly exposed to high vibration may suffer from symptoms due to pathological effects on the peripheral vascular system, peripheral nervous system, muscles and other tissues of the hand and arm. Collectively the symptoms are known as ‘hand-arm vibration syndrome’ (HAVS). This is a painful disease, and is widespread where vibratory tools and machine are used.
This course includes lectures by practitioners with experience in assessing cases of possible HAVS, presentations and group discussion. There will also be a demonstration of instruments and tools relevant to both clinical and vibration exposure assessment in the workplace.
Topics covered during the course include:
- Laws, legislation and regulations
- Exposure in the workplace
- Effects, diagnosis and classification
- Management of exposed workers
Who is this course for?
This short course is aimed at doctors and nurses interested in obtaining competency in the assessment and management of workers with hand-arm vibration syndrome (HAVS). A reduced fee is offered to technicians as the exam entrance fee is for doctors and nurses only.
Centre for Professional Development, Medical School, University of Birmingham
£695 per person (£565 for technicians)
Is this course accredited?
This course has received Faculty CPD Approval. Full attendance on the course will be awarded 11 CPD points.
How to apply
Registration is now closed, please contact us if you wish to go on the waiting list.
For more information about this course please contact the Centre for Professional Development office.
Tel: 0121 414 3281