- An Observed Structured Practical Examination (OSPE) of clinical cases
- Lectures and tutorial sessions on epidemiology and statistics
- Overview of methods for assessing occupational exposures and approaches for assessing and managing risks in the workplace
- An assessment of an workplace exposure scenario which covers the following; hazards and potential health effects, industrial processes, methods for estimating exposure and the evaluation of risk management measures
- Feedback is provided to course delegates by lectures and tutors on different elements of the programme which involve assessments
- Formal lectures which serve to provide an overview of subject areas and including key concepts
- Open question and answer sessions related to clinical cases, occupational hygiene, epidemiology and statistics
- Clinical and non-clinical practical approaches to assessing managing risks in occupational settings
Frequently asked questions
What is AFOM and MFOM?
AFOM: Associateship of the Faculty of Occupational Medicine
MFOM: Membership of the Faculty of Occupational Medicine
Who is this course for?
Doctors who are preparing to sit examinations for AFOM and MFOM. The programme is delivered by academics and occupational health practitioners who have several years’ experience as examiners for the Faculty of Occupational Medicine (FOM).
Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs), Modified Essay Questions (MEQs) and Clinical OSPE stations are used to assess delegates and to provide feedback.
Tell me more about the exam
The examination dates and fees are set by FOM.
Specialty training in occupational medicine requires trainees, in approved training posts, to pass two examinations. The first, Part 1 MFOM, is taken in the first year.
The second, Part 2 MFOM, is taken as an exit examination by trainees after completing the competencies of ST4 training.
The Part 2 MFOM examination is open to candidates who are not in approved training posts, as a route to becoming an Associate (AFOM) of the Faculty. Associateship is a mid-level qualification aimed at doctors looking to enhance their training and competencies in occupational medicine, but who are not able to fill an approved training post.