30 September 2016 (Dublin)
2 Years, Part-Time
Member – €2,750 per year
Non-Member – €4,290 per year
This course is for doctors interested in occupational medicine and who are seeking to improve their knowledge base and skills. The course is run jointly by the ICGP and the Faculty of Occupational Medicine of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland (RCPI).
The aim of this course is to provide course participants with formal instruction in occupational medicine and to prepare them for the sitting of the LFOM examination and for work in a recognised professional manner in occupational medicine. LFOM candidates will have a broad knowledge of the adverse effects of work on health, and be able to demonstrate that they have practical experience of a specific aspect of this knowledge in their current occupational health practice. This is a two year course delivered through a combination of workshops and home study.
This course aims to provide doctors with:
Candidates will be required to submit 7 occupational medicine clinical cases, 1 worksite visit report and 2 "other projects" over the two year course. Therefore, ideally candidates should have access to occupational medicine cases themselves.
The course will follow a blended learning format. A time commitment of approximately six hours per week will be needed during the academic term. Two (one and a half day) workshops per academic year are organised as part of the course. The workshop will include a worksite visit. The duration of the course is two years.
Course material will be delivered and accessed through a password protected area on the ICGP website throughout the academic year. Course participants are encouraged to actively participate on the password protected web based discussion board.
In order to achieve a cert of satisfactory completion from the ICGP, participants will be required to:
Ultimately, the aim of the distance learning course is to prepare candidates for the RCPI LFOM exam. The LFOM exam consists of two components:
The RCPI LFOM exam portfolio requirements are as follows:
The ICGP distance learning course is an excellent preparatory course for the LFOM examination, as the ICGP course written work requirements are based on the RCPI LFOM Examination portfolio requirements and the ICGP Course written work may be submitted as the portfolio for the LFOM exam.
At the end of the written work for the ICGP course, each participant will have submitted 7 clinical cases, one worksite visit report and 2 "other projects" to the ICGP portfolio assessor. Each candidate will have received a mark and feedback on each piece of written work submitted. Candidates will then have the opportunity to improve their written work by taking the feedback on board and making improvements to their written work. The candidates may then choose their preferred clinical cases and submit them with the occupational injury case and the worksite visit report as part of their LFOM examination portfolio.
Candidates who succeed the end-point examination will be awarded the Licentiate of the Faculty of Occupational Medicine, of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland.
For the MFOM (membership exam), once a candidate passes the LFOM exam and intends to sit the MFOM exam, the MCQ result may be carried forward to the MFOM written exam, exempting the candidate from sitting MCQ paper 1.Click here for further information
"Having completed the ICGP LFOM preparatory course earlier this year and subsequently passing the clinical cases and MCQ Exam I can highly recommend this course.
For busy doctors already practising occupational medicine and those considering this specialty, this course offers practical lectures, online course material and an interactive discussion board.
Importantly for post graduate learning, this course provides valuable support from course directors negotiating clinical cases and work place assessments required for LFOM portfolio including dilemmas encountered in daily practice.
The weekend workshops offer an enjoyable opportunity to discuss cases and learn from specialists in the field, as well as meet up with new colleagues and useful contacts for the future."Dr Sean Moffatt, GP & Sports Physician, Mayo