Continuing professional development

CPD in occupational medicine for GPs participating in THOR-gP

Our CPD modules are now accessed via our reporting facility. Please note you will need to log in with your THOR-gP account details to access this.

Principles of Occupational Medicine


1. Taking the occupational history

2. Effects of Work on Health

3. Hazards and Risks at work and how to assess and reduce them

  • Occupational hygiene
  • Noise and vibration
  • Temperature
  • Visual environment (WBDG website)
  • Use of personal protective equipment
  • Principles of health and safety risk management
  • Types of hazards and their identification
  • The walk-through survey and basic hygiene screening techniques
  • Assessing risk
  • Application of control measures
  • Health surveillance and biological monitoring
  • Health screening and medical examination (Agius website)
  • Workplace visits
    (Examples of assessment form) [PDF, 88 KB]

4. Sickness absence and return to work

5. Work-relatedness of musculoskeletal disorders

Epidemiological Evidence

Physicians’ Beliefs

Physicians’ beliefs in the assessment of work attribution when reporting musculoskeletal disorders
Chen et al. Occupational Medicine 2005; 55: 298-307
doi:10.1093/occmed/kqi116