Medical Training in Occupational and Company Health
More and more companies and institutions in all sectors of the economy are calling upon occupational health physicians to manage their health problems. Despite this growing demand, the number of specialist occupational health physicians is significantly insufficient.
In order to meet companies’ needs for physicians, as well as occupational physicians’ needs for continuous medical training, the IST, in partnership with the Swiss Society for Occupational Medicine (SSMT), has developed a course on “Occupational health and the company.”
This one-year multidisciplinary course is the only one of its kind in Switzerland. It is aimed at general practitioners and medical interns who work actively with private companies, as well as at other physicians who wish to expand or diversify their medical activities by integrating specific aspects of occupational medicine into their work.
The physicians who qualify as Occupational Health Partners will be able to take on mandates related to occupational health in companies where there are none of the specific risks defined in the guidelines of the Federal Coordination Commission for Occupational Safety (FCOS). They will subsequently be able to play a major role in preventing occupational illnesses and accidents.
This course is aimed at general practitioners and medical interns who work actively with private companies, as well as other physicians who wish to expand or diversify their medical activities by integrating specific aspects of occupational medicine into their work.
Course duration and location
This training course is made up of 5 modules organised over 12 months, between February and September 2017. Each module is centred around 2-day working sessions. The course can be taken over a maximum period of 3 years. All the courses take place at the IST, in Epalinges-Lausanne.
At the end of the course, physicians will receive an SSMT recognised certificate of “Occupational Health Partner.” The course is accredited by the SSMT and is worth 80 credits, or 16 credits per module.
Conditions of Admission
Course participants must be holders of a Swiss Medical Association certificate of general or internal medicine. Physicians holding other certificates can be admitted to the course following an analysis of their application dossier and their personal/professional aspirations (Curriculum Vitae and a letter of motivation) by the course managers.
There must be a minimum of 10 participants for the course to take place and the total number of admissions will be limited to 25 participants.
Teaching fees for the whole course are CHF 3,200. These costs include participation in the 6 training course modules, as well as 5 examinations, complete course documentation and lunches.
Registration and information
The deadline for registration is 16 January 2017.
Request for further information and registration should be addressed to:
Tel: +41 21 314 74 71
Fax: +41 21 314 74 30