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Professional Diploma in Occupational Medicine

Duration: 9 Months

The Royal College of Physicians of Ireland


Occupational medicine ensures that workplaces and practice are safe and healthy, allowing employees to be fit for work and at the same time exposed to decreased health risk at the workplace. Occupational Medicine involves preventative programmes such as immunisations, health surveillance (e.g. audiology for noise exposure), rehabilitation of workers with an illness or disability, and advising organisations (governmental and business) on how to best optimise the health of their most important asset, their employees.

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Programme Details

This 9-month RCPI Professional Diploma in Occupational Medicine for physicians is an exciting new programme to ensure the highest standards in health at work

This RCPI Diploma in Occupational Medicine is a rich, engaging taught programme ideal for upskilling practising physicians or preparing those at early stage of occupational medicine specialism.

Drawing on the expertise of local and international experts in Occupational Medicine, the programme provides graduates with advanced knowledge and skills to enhance the health and wellbeing of workers.

The Programme aims to develop clinically focused diagnostic skills through the use of interactive patient cases and simulations. It allows for opportunities to practice and develop diagnostic skills in a highly engaging online format. It enhances the skills required to identify important clinical features, occupational risks  and formulate effective management plans for patients and employers.  

Professional diploma: 9 months (part-time)

About the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland

The Royal College of Physicians of Ireland

Established in 1654, The Royal College of Physicians of Ireland is a world-leading postgraduate medical training college dedicated to ensuring that doctors have the skills to provide patients with the best possible care.

Royal College of Physicians of Ireland

Why Royal College of Physicians of Ireland?

  • Helping doctors reach their full potential since 1654
  • Largest postgraduate medical college in Ireland
  • Prestigious world-recognised brand
A world-class student experience

A world-class student experience

Developed by world-leading occupational medicine specialists, the diploma in occupational health programme provides an unparalleled online education experience, blending self-directed learning with tutor-led team-based learning. Students will interact and engage in:

  • Weekly synchronous online tutorials throughout the course

  • Highly interactive content and tutor-moderated discussion forums

  • Reflective exercises to test your thinking and learning application

Who is the occupational health diploma programme aimed at?

Who is the occupational health diploma programme aimed at?

The diploma in occupational health programis aimed at all physicians in primary, secondary and tertiary care who wish to consult on health and wellbeing in the workplace and manage patients with work-related problems at a non-specialist level. As such, participants should be qualified doctors registered with their respective professional body.  

Programme Overview

This programme blends self-directed learning and Tutor-led group learning. Throughout the programme, you'll engage in: online group tutorials, tutor-moderated discussion forums, interactive case studies, and reflective exercises. The programme is broken down into the following modules:

Programme Modules:

  • The Role of the Occupational Health Physician.  

  • Attendance in the Workplace 

  • Medical Fitness for Duty Assessment 

  • Work Related Mental Health 

  • The Pregnant Employee 

  • Musculoskeletal Disorders 

  • Occupational Disease 

Your Dedicated Tutors

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Nicholas Van De Water

Dr Nicholas Van De Water

Tolani Osunsanya

Dr Tolani Osunsanya

Basheer Taj

Dr. Basheer Taj

Pathmakanthan K Ganesamoorthy

Pathmakanthan K Ganesamoorthy

Course Benefits

A truly global programme

Developed by international occupational medicine experts. Participants from across the globe study together, learning from each other's experiences and challenges.

World-leading healthcare faculty

Our tutor faculty comprise world-leading occupational medicine practitioners.

Easy-to-use online student portal

The student learning environment is accessible anytime, anywhere on any device designed with the busy clinician in mind.

A world-class online learning experience

The programme is a truly transformative user experience. The content is rich, compelling, engaging and innovative. It includes interactive video, 2D & 3D animations, medical imagery and instructional competency-focused pedagogy.

A World Leading Brand

Est. in 1654, the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland is one of the most prestigious postgraduate medical training bodies in the world.

Excellent career prospects

Occupational Medicine needs more doctors, and the specialty is growing. Anyone going into the specialty now will enter a very favourable job market.

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