Diploma in Occupational Medicine
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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. 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.
Frequently asked questions
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Ten days (two 5 day weeks)
Week 1 – 28 January - 1st February 2019
Week 2 – 25 February - 1st March 2019
Centre for Professional Development, Medical School, University of Birmingham
Is this course accredited?
The course has CPD approval (60 CPD points) from the Faculty of Occupational Medicine, Royal College of Physicians, London.
Why study this course?
From an experienced GP:
"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."
Suitable for doctors (general practitioners) undertaking occupational health sessions or have an interest in occupational medicine.
How to register
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Tel: 0121 414 8606