Elective Years 1 and 2: Occupational and Environmental Medicine Clinic

Department: Public Health and Preventive Medicine
Title: Occupational and Environmental Medicine Clinic
Location: Kaye Edmonton Clinic 3D



Dr Quentin Durand-Moreau (Residency Program Director - Occupational Medicine) durandmo@ualberta.ca

Medical Education Program Coordinator: Darlene Glaser 780-492-6771 or mepocmed@ualberta.ca


Occupational Medicine is the field of medicine that deals with the relationship between work and health, meaning:

  • The impact of work on health (e.g. determining whether a disease is work-related or not),
  • The impact of health on work (e.g. providing an opinion on fitness for work, workstation improvements...)

This half-day elective will provide students an outreach to the field of occupational medicine through clinic with either Dr Sebastian Straube or Dr Quentin Durand-Moreau.

It is necessary to get in touch with the physicians prior to coming to the clinics, in order to schedule some time to review the charts.  For both the patient's comfort and the quality of the educational experience, we can accommodate one medical student per clinic.  The clinics take place on Wednesday and Friday afternoons at the Kaye Edmonton Clinic 3D.

Students may participate in the physical examination of the patients.


This elective covers the LMCC objectives 78-8 (Work-related health issues).  In particular, students will be able to:

  • Assess the contribution of occupational exposures for the most common pathologies
  • Assess the impact of the condition on the ability to work
  • Identify occupational hazards (ergonomics, chemical, physical, biological, psychosocial)
  • Retrieve the occupational history
Additional Notes:


  • Open to Year 1 and 2 undergraduate medical students from the University of Alberta or other Canadian Institutions
Last Updated: February 19, 2021