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Cert in Traffic Medicine - A specialist qualification for health professionals - Registration open

| Thursday 08 Nov 2018

Online and workshop Dublin 2

Traffic Medicine encompasses all the disciplines, techniques and methods that aim to reduce the harm that road traffic crashes inflict on individuals. Registration commences: 3rd September 2018. Prior registration essential in order to watch online video.

For registration and further information see certificate-in-traffic-medicine

This truly innovative blended learning course developed by the RCPI & the Road Safety Authority aims to:

  • Introduce health professionals to this emerging area of practice
  • Explain the concepts of Traffic Medicine and the psychology of driver behaviour
  • Increase knowledge and skills required to assess fitness to drive
  • working as part of a multidisciplinary team
  • Support ongoing professional development

Knowledge & Skills you will develop on this course

  • Effectively assess a patient or client's fitness to drive in their own clinical setting
  • Participate in complex decision-making as part of a multidisciplinary team
  • Complete a thorough assessment of fitness to drive for Group 1 and 2 license holders
  • Integrate elements of physical and cognitive assessment with theories of driver behaviourUnderstand the role of the Road Safety Authority, guidelines for assessing fitness to drive (Sláinte agus Tiomáint) and the RSA Strategy
  • Apply current best-practice guidelines to the assessment, documentation and communication of fitness to drive decisions
  • Manage complex challenges and conflicts in decisions affecting a patient's fitness to drive

What is traffic medicine?

A relatively new specialty, traffic medicine focuses on reducing the harm caused by traffic crashes. It is also about making sure that people who have treatable illnesses or who have some loss of function retain their independence and mobility.

The best-known element of traffic medicine is the need for medical certification showing fitness to drive for those who are applying for or renewing their driver's licence or who have been diagnosed with a new condition during their licenced period.

What to expect

You will be required to complete the following: 

1. Watch online video content

You are required to watch educational videos (5 hours) before attending the workshop. These videos will be available online from 3 September 2018. The online videos will provide you with a solid base of information and knowledge that will allow you to participate fully in the workshop 

2. Attend a workshop on 8 November 2018 

The workshop will take place in RCPI, Setanta Place, Dublin 2 and will focus on the practical skills and complex decisions involved in assessing medical fitness to drive. 

3. Pass an examination 

The examination consists of multiple choice questions and is delivered online.  On successful completion of this examination you will be awarded with a Certificate in Traffic Medicine.

Registration commences: 3rd September 2018

For further information see  certificate-in-traffic-medicine

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