Materia Medica Malaysiana

June 29, 2006

Online Course In Occupational Medicine For Socso Panel Doctors Launched

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PETALING JAYA, June 29 (Bernama) — A web-based certificate course in occupational medicine is now available to Social Security Organisation (Socso) panel doctors.
Launched by Deputy Human Resources Minister Datuk Abdul Rahman Bakar here Thursday, the course is made available by the ministry, Zenith Institute of Medicine, Socso and the Malaysian Society of Occupational Health Physicians.
“The programme consists of 30 reviewed articles on occupational medicine authored by experts in the field. Ten assessment questions are set for each article and a pass is awarded to candidates who score a minimum of 60 per cent for each article completed,” Zenith Institute president Wong Mei Chan said at the launch.
The overall objectives of the course are to identify workplace hazards, assess the hazards, suggest intervention strategies and familiarise the panel doctors with legislation governing workers and their health.
Wong said the launch of the online course had made e-learning possible to busy doctors throughout Malaysia and offered them the opportunity to learn from experts in the field from the convenient comfort of their homes or offices.
Malaysian Society of Occupational Health Physicians president Datuk P. Krishnan told reporters after the launch that the society was happy to support the online certificate course.
“This course, while giving the medical practitioners a basic knowledge in occupational medicine, also meets the requirement of Socso to have all its panel doctors trained in occupational medicine,” he said.
Considering it as an innovative project, Krishnan hoped the course could give more information and awareness to the panel doctors on the problems faced by their patients.

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