Part B Course Information

Part B is for physicians who have completed Part A of the Foundation Course and want to use their occupational medicine knowledge and skills at a workplace, rather than simply in their office.

This 3-credits-per-hour Group Learning program has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada for up to 298.5 Mainpro+ credits.

For the upcoming year, we are planning to run the Part B course from September 2023 to June 2024 in three regions (Western, Central and Eastern), as a hybrid model.  As such, please expect some travel for workshops depending on provincial COVID-19 guidelines.

The cost of Part B of the Foundation Course is $3,990 ($3,800 + GST). No refunds will be made once you have started the course.

Physicians who have completed Parts A and B of the Foundation Course in Occupational Medicine and have been awarded certificates of completion are eligible to write the Associate Membership (ACBOM) examination of the Canadian Board of Occupational Medicine (CBOM).

Course Objectives

By the end of the course, the participating physician will have sufficient knowledge and skills to be able to manage occupational health problems presenting within their family medicine clinic, as well as be able to act as a part-time medical advisor to local businesses or other employers on occupational health issues with a level of competence expected from a family physician with a special interest or focused practice in this topic area.

Specifically, they will:

  1. Understand the different ways in which occupational health practice operates within a business environment, the individuals and groups who impact occupational health, the legal and ethical framework in which such services operate, the advantages and disadvantages of different models of provision, and the role of the physician in such services;
  2. Understand the principles and practice of providing health surveillance and other workplace-based programs for the protection of workers' health;
  3. Know how to identify the hazards present in a workplace, including performing a walk-through survey, and how to prioritize and plan to control exposures where needed so as to minimize risk to workers;
  4. Know how to recognize, diagnose, and manage common types of work-related injury and illness within the workplace;
  5. Appreciate the importance of prevention in the workplace as a way of minimizing health impacts from workplace hazards and also how health promotion activities in the workplace can improve the health of workers;
  6. Know how to review and critically evaluate information sources available in occupational medicine so as to be able to advise interested parties, including managers and workers, on the importance of these to the business which they are advising.

Contact Us

Course Coordinator
Amanda Tytler