Course date: Monday 23rd September - Friday 4th October 2024

Course location: Online Course

Please note this is an online course operating between Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm GMT

RSPH is approved by the Faculty of Occupational Medicine (FOM) to run the Diploma in Occupational Medicine course to prepare candidates for the Diploma in Occupational Medicine’s written examination and the oral examination based on a portfolio.


The FOM Diploma has been designed for registered practitioners. It demonstrates that the holder has achieved a competence appropriate to a generalist working in occupational health. This course is the foundation level qualification required for occupational medicine.

Course content / objectives

  • Epidemiology
  • Musculoskeletal disorders
  • The examination
  • Occupational lung disorders
  • Occupational mental health disorders
  • Toxicology
  • Industrial relations
  • Occupational skin disease
  • Biological monitoring
  • Occupational health law
  • Disability assessment

By the end of the course, participants should:

  • Be competent to seek and apply special information and techniques in Occupational medicine
  • Be conversant with current thinking on the application of appropriate legislation
  • Satisfy all the requirements of the Faculty’s Diploma Core Syllabus


The distinguished tutors and speakers cover a wide range of occupational medicine and health specialities. They include senior occupational medical officers from organisations such as the Health & Safety Executive, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and past FOM examiners; along with consultants in occupational medicine, health and safety, toxicology and epidemiology, specialists in occupational health and hygiene. You will have several sessions by representatives of the Faculty who will discuss the whole qualification; a mock exam is given at the end of the course and advice is given on how to write the portfolio for the oral examination.

Our Course Tutor, Dr Shriti Pattani, is present throughout the course, as is RSPH's course organiser

Faculty of Occupational Medicine

You are required to send your primary medical certificate to the Faculty of Occupational Medicine (FOM). For Diploma registrations including syllabus and examination application forms, application deadlines and the template for the portfolio please see the FOM website. Eligibility for the Faculty of Occupational Medicine's (FOM) examination requires all delegates to attend at least 90% of the course. This is a FOM requirement and is non-negotiable.

Please see FOM's website for more information on:

  • Diploma registrations
  • Syllabus and examination application forms
  • Eligibility and regulations
  • The deadline for application to sit the Faculty examinations
  • Dates and venues to sit the examinations
  • Fees to register for the examinations
  • The template for the portfolio
Booking Information

The course fee is £3,345 and includes tuition, all course materials and access to all speaker sessions.

The course finishes with a mock examination using sample questions.

A non-refundable £900 deposit is required on booking to guarantee your place along with your completed application form. Please note that the deadline for full payment is Friday 16 August 2024. After this date, we will not defer places onto another course.

Payments can be made by cheque, direct bank transfer (BACS) or over the phone by credit/debit card. Invoicing and receipts are issued for your records.

Please note we operate on a first come first serve basis and your place is only confirmed once you have paid the deposit.