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
Modules and Authors
How it works
The following mentor will support you during your self-study period:
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