Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome

Start date
28/04/2020
Duration
Two days
Course Type
Postgraduate, Continuing professional development
Fees
£695 per person (includes exam fee)

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.

Learning Objectives


Topics covered during the course include:
• Laws, legislation and regulations
• Exposure in the workplace
• Effects, diagnosis and classification
• Management of exposed workers

Is this course accredited? 

This course is usually approved for 11 CPD credits by the Faculty of Occupational Medicine, Royal College of Physicians.

Frequently asked questions

When are the exams held?

The exam is on day two of the course. The exams are held on site, during the course. FOM provide the exam papers.  Candidates who are doctors are required to pass section A on law and pathophysiology and section B on staging, management, testing and examination. Nurses are required to pass section A only. The papers are marked by FOM, who then send the results back to the University and we will inform delegates of a pass or fail. The examination certificates are sent out by FOM. This can take up to 6 weeks.

Do I get a certificate?

All delegates will receive a certificate of attendance, FOM normally approve the course for 11 CPD points. Upon successful completion of the examination FOM will issue examination certificates.

Does the certificate expire?

No, however we do run a refresher course for you to update your knowledge and clinical skills. 

Can I re-sit the exam?

Candidates are eligible for up to six attempts to obtain a pass in the Certificate of Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome. Candidates who wish to re-sit the exam must have attended the course at the University of Birmingham. Candidates will be able to attend on day 2 only at an agreed fee.

When does the course run?

It is normally held twice a year, Spring and Autumn.

Useful website

http://www.hse.gov.uk/vibration/hav/advicetoemployers/havocchealth.pdf

Why Study this Course?

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).

Fees

£695 per person (includes exam fee)

How To Apply

Registration is open, you can pay for your place using a credit/debit card on the university's online shop.

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