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12th Graz Conference – Quality of Teaching

18.09. - 20.09.2008 in Graz, Österreich

The education and training in occupational health in south east europe countries and in europe union


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  • corresponding author Nurka Pranjic - Tuzla School of Medicine, Department of Occupational Medicine, Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina

12. Grazer Konferenz - Qualität der Lehre: Skills and Attitudes. Graz, Österreich, 18.-20.09.2008. Düsseldorf: German Medical Science GMS Publishing House; 2009. Doc08grako23

doi: 10.3205/08grako23, urn:nbn:de:0183-08grako234

Received: January 15, 2009
Revised: February 5, 2009
Accepted: February 18, 2009
Published: April 6, 2009

© 2009 Pranjic.
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During the next five years the European Association of Schools of Occupational Medicine (EASOM) vision is the development of European teaching experiences and the development of a Quality Assurance approach to the provision of specialist training and courses for continuing professional development. The aims of this presentation are to evaluate current situation CPD and CME in OH in SE Europe countries and in Europe Union (EU).

OH specialists in SE Europe countries are limited to the training about working environment. Also, OH specialists in the “classical” concept do not have enough education and knowledge for preventive work. The numbers of human resources are, however, limited and the existing resources partly utilized in other sectors than occupational health. The generation shift is also ahead and the retiring experts should be replaced by the new ones with good training and competence. In EU in most countries the internal structure of CME has been in evaluation. Only Croatia from Balkans was found evaluation structure to the CME and CPD. According to the quality assurance approach, we have problem in current situation because specialty training in EU was not in 70% countries the management responsibility of Universities/ Medical schools, but that of professional bodies and/ or academic hospitals.

Specialty training program should be exposed to academic standards and principles respecting. Basic research skills are a core competence for medical under- and post- graduate’s education. According to the quality assurance approach one year of the training for any specialty can be related to research. To secure good standards in patient/ workers treatment and medical education it is need to promote the growth of collaborative research and development quality of research education since the understanding of research is essential to the development of best clinical practice (see Table 1 [Tab. 1]).,


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