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.
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.
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.
Developed by world-leading occupational medicine specialists, this 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
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.
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:
The Role of the Occupational Health Physician.
Attendance in the Workplace
Medical Fitness for Duty Assessment
Work Related Mental Health
The Pregnant Employee
Health and Safety
Ergonomics & shift work
Exposure to Noise in the Workplace
Exposure to Vibration in the Workplace
Exposure to Respiratory Sensitisers and Irritants in the Workplace
Exposure to Radiation in the Workplace
Exposure to Skin Sensitisers and Skin Irritants in the Workplace
Medical Fitness for Safety Critical Tasks in the Workplace (including Driving)
Developed by international occupational medicine experts. Participants from across the globe study together, learning from each other's experiences and challenges.
Our tutor faculty comprise world-leading occupational medicine practitioners.
The student learning environment is accessible anytime, anywhere on any device designed with the busy clinician in mind.
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.
Est. in 1654, the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland is one of the most prestigious postgraduate medical training bodies in the world.
Occupational Medicine needs more doctors, and the specialty is growing. Anyone going into the specialty now will enter a very favourable job market.