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MPH1008 - Clinical occupational and environmental medicine

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Leader: Dr M Wyatt


Not offered in 2007


Recognising and managing common occupational and environmental diseases and approaching less common problems in occupational medicine. Including diagnosis, investigation and treatment of common clinical problems, work capacity assessment, identifying return to work delay factors, communicating with patient and employer about the common problems in occupational medicine, methods of accessing up-to-date information, key issues in pre-placement medical examinations and health surveillance and biological monitoring.


On completion of this unit successful students will be able to demonstrate a confident ability to:

  1. Diagnose, investigate and treat common clinical problems in occupational medicine;
  2. Assess capacity for work and identify factors likely to delay return to work;
  3. Communicate with patients about common problems in occupational medicine and about delayed response to treatment;
  4. Communicate with employers, including line managers, supervisors and senior managers, about occupational health problems;
  5. Commence management of less common clinical conditions in occupational environmental medicine, and access up-to-date information regarding these;
  6. Describe key issues concerning pre-placement medical examinations, health surveillance and biological monitoring;
  7. Include appropriate ethical considerations in all of the above.


Pre-test 30%
Examination 40%
Assignments 30%.

Off Campus Attendance Requirements

A three-day block teaching session, supplemented by pre reading. Delivery is via lectures, case studies and interactive sessions.


Medical degree