Module 1

Introduction to OH law and the criminal law of health and safety
Prof Diana Kloss, barrister

Module 2

Discrimination law: key concepts and legislation
Nick Hanning, Anthony Gold Solicitors

Module 3

Consent, confidentiality and data
protection in OH
Prof Diana Kloss, barrister

Module 4

Disability discrimination
Emily Yeardley, Couchman Hanson solicitors

Module 5

Employment law and fitness for work
Prof Diana Kloss, barrister

Module 6

Employment tribunals
Nick Hanning, Anthony Gold Solicitors

Benefits of attending

  • A comprehensive knowledge of key occupational health legal issues, from medical confidentiality and consent to disability discrimination, employment law and fitness for work
  • Insight into the liabilities of the employer and OH professionals in criminal and civil law
  • Advice on best practice and avoiding cases reaching an employment tribunal
  • Guidance on tribunal legal procedure
  • An understanding of how to apply the law to different workplace scenarios and put it into context


Assignment and certification

There are two forms of assessment, as follows:

  • During the course, at the end of each module, students will provide written answers to questions relating to that particular module.
  • In the three months following the course, students will undertake a written assignment, demonstrating their understanding of occupational health law and their ability to apply it in a given workplace scenario.

Students who successfully complete the above will be awarded the Practical OH Law Certificate.

About Brunel University London

This qualification is organised by The At Work Partnership with the support of Brunel University London.

Brunel University London’s College of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences runs the NMC accredited Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (SCPHN) for entry on Part 3 of the NMC register for three pathways namely OH, Health Visiting and School Nursing. Part 3 registration is sought by many OH employers. The College prides itself on delivering high quality professional and public health education in line with the University’s mission “to bring benefit to society through excellence in education, research and knowledge transfer”.  Find out more about Brunel Univeristy London here:  PGDip and MSc   BSc


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