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within the European Union
Est. 1993
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Occupational Health Nurse Education

There is no legislative requirement for Occupational Health Nurse education.
During the period 1998-2008  OHN education was organised by the Society of Occupational Health Nurses (FaSA) in cooperation with the Danish Nurses Organisation (DNO) and The University of Sheffield UK.
Since 2010 a program has been promoted by The Danish Nurses Organisation (DNO) in cooperation with The University College Copenhagen (UCC) 
The education is at diploma level ,on a  part time basis, and consists of 6 modules. 2 of the modules are assigned to Workplace Health Promotion and Prevention. The duration of the programme is 12 weeks, equivalent to 20 hours per week. The structure is lectures followed up by individual and group work, supervision and a final examination. 
The individual modules award competency and can be taken separately. 
The completion of all modules results in the qualification Health Professional Diploma. (60 ECTS points).

Brief description of the 2 modules specifically related to Occupational Health Nursing 

Module 1.
Health Promotion and prevention at the workplace

The role and functions of the OHN in relation to project management
The role as a consultant 
Project management. 
Epidemiological definitions and their utility
Communication (mostly in own organisation with a special focus on the dialog with managers)
Methods of research and development relevant to the working environment 

The module concludes with a group synopsis followed by individual examination

Module 2.
Health Promotion and prevention for selected risk groups with focus on the working environment and working climate

Differentiating groups at risk on different evidence based perspectives and epidemiology
Political strategies Working environment and health promotion
Theories, models, classifications and survey methods
Perspectives on networking and intervention in different areas
Information, communication and cooperation in relation to health promotion and prevention with focus on the working environment og working climate
Interdisciplinary cooperation and society based possibilities to react with health promoting and preventing activities in relation to the working environment and working climate

The module concludes with the submission of a written project and an oral examination This can be either on an individual basis or group work.

Negotiations are currently taking place between the Danish Society of Occupational Health Nurses (FaSA) and the Danish Nurses Organisation (DNO) to establish an education programme at University degree level 

For further information, please contact

Julie Staun jules@anarki.dk jmcstaun@gmail.com

Lotte Falk lofa@noh.regionh.dk
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