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TOPHS Ltd

TOPHS Ltd

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Name : Stuart Ellis, Course Administrator

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Diploma in Occupational medicine

AIMS OF THE COURSE

  • The principal aim of this course is to prepare medical practitioners for the Faculty of Occupational Medicine (FOM) Diploma in Occupational Medicine examination (DOccMed) which is a qualification for generalists and other medical practitioners working part-time in occupational medicine or with an interest in occupational medicine.
  • The course prepares delegates for their initial provision of Occupational Medicine services. The course is suitable for general practitioners and doctors in other branches of medicine who would like to learn more about occupational medicine.

COURSE VENUE

  • Online

COURSE APPROVAL

  • TOPHS is approved by Faculty of Occupational Medicine (FOM), Royal College of Physicians, London to provide this course. The FOM Diploma demonstrates that the holder has achieved competence as a generalist working in occupational medicine.
  • All delegates will receive a certificate of attendance stating that you have successfully completed this FOM approved Diploma in Occupational Medicine. You are required to attend at least 90% of the course to be eligible to sit the DOccMed examination.

WHO CAN ATTEND THE COURSE?

  • The course is for all medical professionals (national and international) who either wish to (a) prepare for the FOM Diploma in Occupational Medicine examination or (b) would like to learn more about occupational medicine and obtain a Certificate of attendance for the course.
  • The course is equally suitable for those in formal OM training posts who have to successfully complete Diploma exam by end of Year One.
  • The curriculum, site visits and portfolio instruction will also be helpful for those studying to take the Irish Faculty’s Licentiate Examination (LFOM).

FORMAT AND DELIVERY OF THE COURSE

  • The course will be delivered on-line over 10 days (2 five day blocks, at least two weeks apart) with daily tutorial, discussion of lectures, delegate exercises and mock portfolios.
  • 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).

COURSE CONTENT

The course covers the FOM syllabus for the Diploma in Occupational Medicine which is available at : http://www.fom.ac.uk/education/examinations/examination-regulations/doccmed-regulations

The main topics covered are:

  • The Diploma Examination
  • How to write the Diploma Portfolio (workplace risk assessment and clinical case)
  • Occupational health: principles, concepts, and services
  • Effects of work on health
  • Legal aspects in occupational health
  • Principles of occupational hygiene, toxicology, ergonomics, epidemiology and their applications
  • Assessment of fitness to work
  • Rehabilitation, redeployment, and ill health retirement
  • Assessing workplace risks
  • Health surveillance
  • Risk control and management
  • The physical working environment (noise, vibration, radiation, temperature)
  • Absence management
  • Investigation of clinical cases
  • Conducting workplace visits and ranking of risks
  • Tendering for occupational health services

COURSE LEADS

The course leads are Dr Lanre Ogunyemi, Dr Alan Bray and Dr Steven Sadhra. They are vastly experienced senior occupational physicians and examiners for the UK and Irish Faculties of Occupational medicine.

COURSE DATES

Spring 2024 course:

  • 22nd – 26th April & 13th – 17th May

Winter 2024 course:

  • 11th – 15th November & 2nd – 6th December

2025 course dates to be announced

UNIQUE FEATURES OF THE COURSE

Course delegates have the opportunity to:

  • Write up of mock case using FOM portfolio template which is marked by course tutors
  • Discuss their clinical cases with occupational relevance
  • Discuss and present findings following workplace visits / presentation of workplaces
  • Daily tutorial questions with feedback from programme leads
  • Access to programme leads throughout the course

Diploma in  Occupational Health Practice

A two-week course providing you with a grounding in occupational health and enabling you to obtain the FOM Diploma in Occupational Health Practice; evidencing your OH knowledge and skills.

AIMS OF THE COURSE

  • The principal aim of this course is to prepare occupational health practitioners for the Faculty of Occupational Medicine (FOM) Diploma in Occupational Health Practice examination (DipOHPrac). It is a qualification designed to help registered healthcare professionals working in occupational health progress their careers; and help others to move into occupational health.

COURSE VENUE

The course will be delivered remotely (online).

COURSE APPROVAL

  • TOPHS is approved by Faculty of Occupational Medicine (FOM), Royal College of Physicians, London to provide this course.
  • All delegates will receive a certificate of attendance stating that you have successfully completed this FOM approved Diploma course. You are required to attend at least 90% of the course to be eligible to sit the DipOHPrac examination.

WHO CAN ATTEND THE COURSE?

  • The course is approved for all eligible nursing professionals (national and international) who wish to prepare for the FOM Diploma in Occupational Health Practice examination. Please check the FOM website for eligibility criteria. Other health care professionals wishing to learn more about occupational health and obtain a Certificate of Attendance for the course are also welcome.

FORMAT AND DELIVERY OF THE COURSE

  • The course will be delivered on-line over 10 days (2 five day blocks, at least two weeks apart) with daily tutorial, discussion of lectures, delegate exercises and mock portfolios.
  • 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).

COURSE CONTENT

The course covers the FOM syllabus for the Diploma in Occupational Health Practice which is available at : https://www.fom.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/Diploma-in-Occupational-Health-Practice-Syllabus-June-2021.pdf

The main topics covered are:

  • The Diploma Examination
  • How to write the Diploma Portfolio
  • Occupational health: principles, concepts, and services
  • Effects of work on health
  • Legal aspects in occupational health
  • Principles of occupational hygiene, toxicology, ergonomics, epidemiology and their applications
  • Assessment of fitness to work
  • Rehabilitation and redeployment
  • Assessing workplace risks
  • Health surveillance
  • Risk control and management
  • The physical working environment (noise, vibration, radiation, temperature)
  • Absence management
  • Investigation of clinical cases
  • Conducting workplace visits and ranking of risks

COURSE LEADS

The course leads are Dr Lanre Ogunyemi, Dr Alan Bray and Dr Steven Sadhra. They are vastly experienced senior occupational physicians and examiners for the UK and Irish Faculties of Occupational medicine.

COURSE TUTORS

Our faculty includes experienced senior occupational health nurses, physiotherapists, hygienists and physicians alongside relevant specialists from other disciplines.

COURSE DATES

Summer 2024 course:

  • 19th – 23rd August & 9th – 13th September

January 2025 course:

  • 6th – 10th January & 27th – 31st January

Summer 2025 Course:

  • 18th – 22nd August & 8th – 12th September

UNIQUE FEATURES OF THE COURSE

Course delegates have the opportunity to:

  • Write up of mock case using FOM portfolio template which is marked by course tutors
  • Discuss their clinical cases with occupational relevance
  • Discuss and present findings following workplace visits / presentation of workplaces
  • Daily tutorial questions with feedback from programme leads
  • Access to programme leads throughout the course
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