Event Name

Occupational and Environmental Medicine for Primary Care Providers


Date & Format

Course Date(s)
October 17, 2022 - October 29, 2022
Dates subject to change.

Course Format
The cour
se will be held online through Canvas, with discussions, video presentations, case studies, and reference materials that can be downloaded.


Registration

Registration will open late summer 2022.

Click the below link and complete the form to be added to the course registration announcement email list.

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Learning Outcomes

Course Description

The Occupational and Environmental Medicine (OEM) for Primary Care Providers (PCPs) online course will review the primary care provider's role in administrative and legal issues related to occupational and environmental health. PCPs may frequently encounter work-related health problems in the patient population. In addition, primary care providers may be called upon by small companies and businesses to serve as medical advisors. However, most PCPs have little or no formal background and/or training in occupational medicine.

The OEM for PCPs course is also intended for medical resident trainees considering a specialty in family medicine or primary care medicine, and is designed to assist family medicine residency programs in fulfilling occupational medicine training requirements.


Who Should Attend

This online course is designed for primary care physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, family medicine residents, and other primary care providers who have limited formal preparation in occupational and environmental medicine (OEM), but handle occupational health problems on a full or part-time basis.

Course Objectives

OEM for PCPs is designed to enhance the knowledge of PCPs in a primary care setting, in treatment of patients with work-related injuries and illnesses.

By the end of this course, learners should be able to: (1) recognize occupational illnesses and injuries; (2) identify the various stakeholders involved in caring for worker populations; (3) distinguish the different types of medical evaluations performed in occupational medicine and the guiding ethical principles; (4) comprehend the principles of workers compensation; (5) identify how occupational health disparities are reflected in your patient population.


Instructors

UTHealth School of Public Health Faculty Instructors

William 'Brett' Perkison, MD, MPH, FACOEM
Assistant Professor, Program Director Occupational Medicine Residency Program,
Department of Epidemiology, Human Genetics and Environmental Sciences
Southwest Center for Occupational and Environmental Health,

UTHealth School of Public Health

George Delclos, MD, MPH, PhD

Professor, Marcus M. Key, M.D. – Shell Occupational and Environmental Health Endowed Chair,
Department of Epidemiology, Human Genetics and Environmental Sciences

Distinguished Teaching Professor, The University of Texas System

Associate Director, Occupational and Environmental Medicine Residency Program

UTHealth School of Public Health


Arch 'Chip' Carson, MD, PhD

Guest Instructor - Former Associate Professor,
Department of Epidemiology, Human Genetics and Environmental Sciences,

Former Director of the Occupational Medicine Residency Program
UTHealth School of Public Health

Other guest instructors include physicians and professionals from the Texas Medical Center, government and private industry partners.


Continuing Education

Continuing Education Credit

Continuing Medical Education (CME): Determination of credit is pending.


Continuing Nursing Education (CNE): Determination of credit is pending.

Certificates of Attendance are provided for all attendees designating contact hours and CEUs. Attendees will self-report to board or certification agency, and should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

 


About SWCOEH

Your Best Response to a Changing World!

The Southwest Center for Occupational and Environmental Health (SWCOEH) supports research, education and outreach in occupational and environmental health. The SWCOEH is housed within the Department of Epidemiology, Human Genetics and Environmental Sciences of the UTHealth Houston School of Public Health. The SWCOEH was established in 1977 as a NIOSH-funded Education and Research Center (ERC), now one of 18 ERCs in the nation. In 1985, the SWCOEH became a World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Occupational Health and in 2019 a NIOSH Total Worker Health Affiliate.

Visit www.SWCOEH.org to learn more about our graduate-level education in environmental and occupational health, research, and continuing education and outreach programs, designed to promote and improve health, safety, and well-being in the workplace and the community.


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Contact Us

Southwest Center for Occupational and Environmental Health
Continuing Education (CE) Program

1200 Pressler St., RAS West
Houston, TX 77030

To learn more about the SWCOEH, please visit us on the web at www.swcoeh.org