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This page contains links to various courses that may be beneficial to occupational health nurse practitioners.  Long-term courses are included after short courses.

A list of occupational health courses can be downloaded by clicking the following link: Occupational Health Course Information - February 2013

Legal Experience Training Limited
A general brochure about courses for OH professionals can be downloaded here.  Details can be downloaded under the relevant course.

"I attended one of these courses recently and can recommend it to sharpen your skills on record keeping, confidentiality and practical skills as an expert witness." Christina Butterworth - Sept 2012

Immunisation Updates - Sunny Blue Sky Limited
Immunisation Updates to Health Protection Agency Curriculum will be held in Leicester in 2013. 
For more information http://www.sunnybluesky.co.uk/studydays.html

One free Scholarship place is being offered to any member of AOHNP (UK)for a November course.  Complete a scholarship application and send it to admin@aohnp.co.uk for your chance to attend.  Early application recommended!

Workshops and courses to be held at the National Heart and Lung Institute, London SW3.  
Below is a list of forthcoming events run by the Department of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.  These are held at the National Heart and Lung Institute, London SW3 (near the Royal Brompton Hospital).  Programmes and further details can be sent on request.  Details can be seen on our website http://www.lungsatwork.org.uk/courses.php; also, our two-page brochure on these Occupational Health events can be sent on request.  

1.       Lung Function Testing in the Workplace – Introductory Level

Dates: TBA

Registration.............. Please ask Magda Wheatley about availability: tel 020 7351 8934/e-mail m.wheatley@imperial.ac.uk. 

Registration fee........ £150 including handout, lunch and refreshments. 

Course description.... For those embarking on spirometry in the workplace, this course covers: an introduction to respiratory physiology; (hands on) practicalities of spirometry; simple interpretation of results; discussion of respiratory surveillance in the workplace for short- and long-latency respiratory diseases; quality control. 

Suitable for............... Occupational Health professionals (including Occupational Health technicians) who have limited (or no) experience of spirometry.  This event is not thought suitable for Physicians. 

Attendance certificate - Those who complete the course are given an attendance certificate.

NB: we can only accommodate 12 delegates each time at this event. It fills very quickly, and we consider availability in order of enquiry, so please enquire in good time if you wish to attend.  No online booking link for this event. 

2.       Introductory Medical Statistics (two day course)

Dates........................ Thursday 23 to Friday 24 May 2013 (Autumn dates tbc)

Please contact Magda Wheatley – tel 020 7351 8934/e-mail m.wheatley@imperial.ac.uk – for further information. 

3.       Lung Function Testing in the Workplace – Intermediate Level

Dates........................ TBA

Venue...................... National Heart and Lung Institute, London SW3 (near the Royal Brompton Hospital). 

Registration link for 7 June: http://www5.imperial.ac.uk/medicine/coursebookings/0613_lungfunction.html

Registration fee........ £150 including handout, lunch and refreshments. 

Course description.... The day includes discussion of optimal spirometry in the workplace: interpretation, abnormalities, longitudinal changes, individual variation and role in health surveillance; use in pre-placement screening/fitness to work; its use and utility.  

Suitable for............... All Occupational Health professionals with a particular interest in (surveillance) spirometry, and its use in the workplace.

Accreditation:........... FOM accreditation to be sought. 

Places are limited, in order to encourage discussion and delegate participation.

NB: This is not a practical spirometry course; a working knowledge of practical spirometry is assumed.

4.       Occupational Lung Disease – Keeping Up to Date

Date......................... TBA

Venue...................... National Heart and Lung Institute, London SW3 (near the Royal Brompton Hospital). 

Registration link........ https://www5.imperial.ac.uk/medicine/coursebookings/0913_lungdisease.html

Registration fee........ £150 including handout, lunch and refreshments. 

Course description.... A one day meeting to focus on current and emerging issues in occupational lung disease.  The day covers current issues in epidemiology, diagnosis, management and prognosis – with ample opportunity for discussion.  Wide range of invited speakers from occupational and respiratory medicine. 

Suitable for............... Healthcare specialists (physicians and experienced nurses) in occupational and respiratory medicine.

Accreditation:........... FOM accreditation to be sought.