Course details / Basic Occupational Health Services[e]Education

About this course

Physical, ergonomic, chemical, biological and psychosocial hazards may affect workers’ health and lead to accidents or occupational and work-related diseases. These should be prevented and, if this is not possible, they should be diagnosed early and treated. In order to do so, surveillance of the work environment and workers’ health is necessary, together with education of the managers and workers. The Basic Occupational Health Services are an application of occupational health that use primary health care principles. Many regions and economic sectors lack regular occupational health services. Basic Occupational Health Services (BOHS) are a starting point for these areas and economic sectors. The Basic Occupational Health Services[e]Education training program consists of seven modules, and provides information about occupational health issues, with a special focus on primary health care principles for workers who are underserved.

Who is this course for?

All healthcare workers.

What you will learn

The modules focus on surveillance of work environments and workers’ health; risk assessment; health education and promotion; prevention of occupational health hazards and accidents; maintenance of workability; and rehabilitation following occupational or work-related diseases.

The e-learning program presents the policy aims of occupational health services (OHS) as recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Labour Organization (ILO). It offers an overview of the strategies needed to develop Basic Occupational Health Services (BOHS) as a new component of primary health care services. The components of BOHS are discussed, as well as a description of the organization and financing required to set up BOHS. Throughout the course, the material is illustrated with a number of practical cases.

What you get

Join the course and you will receive:

  • A personal account to access the e-learning platform
  • Lifelong access to the course
  • Modules written by renowned experts
  • Additional information in guidelines, references, videos and figures
  • Interactive test questions and exams
  • Test score overview
  • Support via an e-tutor
  • A certificate

How it works

Your mentor

The following mentor will support you during your self-study period:

Deborah Maufi

Deborah Maufi
Project Manager


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Subject Basic Occupational Health Services
Target group All healthcare workers
Commitment 10.0 hours
Number of modules 10
Languages English
Price (in Euros)

Full course access:
LIC €25
MIC €100
HIC €150


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