Diploma in Occupational Medicine

The principal aim of this course is to prepare medical practitioners for the Faculty of Occupational Medicine (FOM) Diploma in Occupational Medicine examination which is a qualification for those wishing to practice Occupational Medicine as a generalist. For full details of the Diploma examination regulations please refer to the FOM website.

A secondary aim of the course is to prepare delegates for their initial provision of Occupational Medicine services. Therefore, the course is suitable for general practitioners undertaking occupational health sessions and doctors in other branches of medicine who would like to learn more about occupational medicine.

Course fact file

Type of Course: Continuing professional development, module

Study Options: Full time

Duration: A 10-day period of teaching divided into two 5-day modules

Start date: dates tbc

Contact

Phone number: 0121 414 6013 / 6014
Fax: 0121 414 6217
Email: occhealth@contacts.bham.ac.uk

Details

The course comprises teaching over two 5 day weeks and will include lectures, small group work, case-studies, workplace visits and examination practice. Some background reading will be required during the course and delegates will be invited to prepare a practice portfolio between the two weeks. Taught and reference material will be based upon UK practice (e.g. legislation).

Who is this course for?

The principal aim of this course is to prepare medical practitioners for the Faculty of Occupational Medicine (FOM) Diploma in Occupational Medicine examination, which is a qualification for those wishing to practice Occupational Medicine as a generalist. 

Course Details

Dates
Week 1 - 8th – 12th June 2015
Week 2 – 29th June – 3rd July 2015

Duration
Ten Days (two 5 day weeks)

Location
Institute of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 2TT

Is this course accredited?
This course has received Faculty CPD Approval. Full attendance on the course will be awarded 81 CPD points.

Why study this course?

From an experienced GP: 
The course comprises teaching over two 5 day weeks and will include lectures, small group work, case-studies, workplace visits and examination practice. Some background reading will be required during the course and delegates will be invited to prepare a practice portfolio between the two weeks. Taught and reference material will be based upon UK practice (e.g. legislation).

"I thought the Birmingham diploma course was excellent. The speakers were enthusiastic, knowledgeable and approachable. The information was appropriate to the exam, and to the level most of us will be working at."

From a GP Specialty Registrar:

"I found the Diploma course provided an excellent grounding and introduction to occupational medicine. The course has changed my practise of medicine, and during my psychiatry placement I have been able to influence my consultant's thinking using occupational medicine principles and we have even liaised with employers' OH departments as part of patient management."

Fees and funding

2013/14 fees - £2100.00

Please contact the School or Department for the latest fees information.

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Entry requirements

Suitable for doctors (general practitioners) undertaking occupational health sessions

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International students
As above. Standard English language requirements apply

How to apply

For further information please contact the CPD Training Team at the IOEM:
CPD Training Team, Institute of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 2TT

Phone number: 0121 414 6013 / 6014
Fax: 0121 414 6217
Email: occhealth@contacts.bham.ac.uk

Contact

Phone number: 0121 414 6013 / 6014
Fax: 0121 414 6217
Email: occhealth@contacts.bham.ac.uk