Foundation Course in Occupational Medicine

The Foundation Course in Occupational Medicine, developed by the University of Alberta Division of Preventive Medicine, is a distance learning course designed to provide knowledge and skills in the areas of occupational medicine encountered in family medicine and other community based clinical practice.

The course involves 111 hours of instruction, including monthly teleconferences and two one- day workshops, in the fundamentals of recognizing and managing work-related disease and injury, fitness for work and the transition back into employment. The program is designed to be taken part-time and to be completed within nine months. 

The program will be presented as eight modules, each supplemented by tutorials. Two face-to-face workshops will be held at Western University in London Ontario.

The Foundation Course has been approved by the College of Family Physicians and by the College's Ontario Chapter for 111 Mainpro-M1 credits, of which up to 15 may be Mainpro-C credits.

Western's CPD office is offering the course to family and community based physicians in western Ontario.

Registration information, including participant enrolment eligibility, important dates, and tuition fees are available on the course website.

For more information please contact Dr. Sidney Siu at