PROFESSIONAL DIPLOMA PROGRAMME IN OCCUPATIONAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL MEDICINE (OEM) - CURRICULUM 

STUDY PERIOD

12 Months

STUDY MODE

Part-time Mode

CONTACT HOURS

  • 207 hours

  • 70 sessions (including field trips, presentations and examinations)

  • Mainly on Tuesday Evening and Saturday AM / PM

Some practical sessions and field trips would be held during weekday daytime

VENUE

  • Lectures: Sha Tin, New Territories

  • Field trips: To be confirmed

COURSES

Students are required to complete 5 compulsory courses.

Course 1.

Elementary Occupational and Environmental Health

 

It is a basic and introductory course for students intending to study in any discipline of occupational and environmental health sciences. General basic principles in the practice of occupational and environmental health and hygiene will be introduced. Other topics include toxicology, hazards, ergonomics and safety in the workplace.

Course 2.

Occupational and Environmental Diseases

It is a follow-up of the course ‘Elementary Occupational and Environmental Health’ for clinical professionals (e.g. medical doctors and nurses) who need to acquire in-depth knowledge in the areas of occupational and environmental diseases, such as diseases of lung, skin, urinary system, liver, musculoskeletal system, reproductive system, injuries, etc.

Course 3.

Occupational Medical Examinations and Surveillance

It is a follow-up of the course ‘Occupational and Environmental Diseases’ for medical doctors who want to specialize in the discipline of occupational and environmental medicine. This course will cover the study of occupational health surveillance, medical examination, and medical monitoring for different situations.

Course 4.

Emerging Topics on Occupational and Environmental Health

This course will introduce emerging hot topics in the discipline of occupational and environmental health. It covers up-to-date information on occupational health services, climate change and the role of occupational and environmental health, safety culture, shiftwork and health impact, ageing workforce etc.

Course 5.

Practical Work in Clinical Occupational and Environmental Medicine

This course emphasizes practical work in the discipline of occupational and environmental medicine. It covers strategies for occupational rehabilitation. Students will need to demonstrate competency in utilizing knowledge and skills acquired during this programme to complete the project. In addition, basic principles of epidemiology and biostatistics as well as skills of critical appraisal for occupational and environmental health studies will be introduced.

ASSESSMENT METHODS

Examination, presentation, project, class participation

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