Competencies and teaching materials in occupational health/health and work
The Competency Framework
The Six Competencies
Using the headings of Good Medical Practice, published by the General Medical Council, the working group defined core competencies for undergraduate medical students in the field of occupational health to enable them to understand the links between health and work.
The competencies are:
Competency 1  – Good clinical care: history taking and examination
Competency 2  – Good clinical care: clinical risk management and decision making
Competency 3  – Good clinical care: communication
Competency 4  – Relationships with patients: maintaining trust; professional behaviour
Competency 5  – Relationships with patients: maintaining trust, ethical and legal issues
Competency 6  – Working with colleagues
Use the main menu on the left to access details of each competency.
We have tried to provide a variety of resources to allow for different teaching methods. Each competency page contains:
- comprehensive text based information which you are free to copy and paste into Powerpoint presentations, work books or lecture notes.
- lists of resources that you could access for further information. We have tried to include a range of text books and web pages that might be useful to the user.
Some resources also contain:
- Case studies and interactive teaching exercises to aid the lecturer in illustrate certain key points.
- Powerpoint presentations. The presentations have been provided by educators in the field of occupational medicine and they have agreed that they may be posted on the website. Some competencies have more than one Powerpoint available. To access the Powerpoints just click on the highlighted area. You are free to edit the presentations to suit your teaching needs. Please attribute any usage to “FOM Competency Framework”, acknowleding individual authors where appropriate.