Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome

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.

This course usually runs twice a year, in the Spring and Autumn.

Learning Objectives
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).

Latest dates and details of how to register can be found here.

Two Days

Medical School, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 2TT

Is this course accredited?
This course is approved for 11 CPD credits by the Faculty of Occupational Medicine, Royal College of Physicians.

How to apply
Latest dates and details of how to register can be found here.

Fees and funding

£695.00 per person
This includes refreshments and lunch on both days of the course.

How to apply

For any further information please contact: 

How to apply:
Contact the Medical School Events Team
Tel: 0121 414 8606/08
Email: med-cpdbookings@contacts.bham.ac.uk