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December/January 2009/2010 (vol. 06/4)

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OH training – the state of play, Part 1

Part 1: occupational medicine

Summary:

As the aftershocks of the global economic crisis continue to reverberate, and OH realigns itself to fulfil a new role in the 21st century labour market, is the training provided to, and required by, OH practitioners of sufficient quality, appropriate and specialised enough to produce the levels of competency required by the next generation of professionals? Nicola Godwin finds out.

TRAINING for both occupational health physicians and nurses, as well as for OH technicians, is in a period of transition, subject either to restructuring or reformulation. But does the infrastructure – specifically in the form of placements – exist to complete the training, and can continuing professional development (CPD) plug the inevitable gaps? And with public and private sector organisations forced to…

Nicola Godwin is a freelance journalist specialising in writing on health.

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Occupational Health at Work December/January 2009/2010 (vol. 06/4) pp15-18

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