Training

Medical Review Officer Training

Accredited Training Courses

Our suite of training courses aimed at Medical Review Officers (MRO) covers the key components of a substance misuse policy (drug and alcohol policy), the role and responsibilities of a MRO, laboratory procedures and looks at case studies. As technology offers a greater range of biological samples, the courses explore the benefits and pitfalls of different biological samples, accreditation’s, guidelines and their worth, and looks to the future as new drugs emerge and impact on the workplace.

 

  • Established courses are held throughout the year allowing for three days of continuous study, or alternatively each training course may be undertaken separately in a modular approach.
  • Courses can be tailored and delivered on-site to allow for confidential company issues to be discussed.
  • All courses are intended to be interactive, as attendees are encouraged to participate in discussions and workshops.
  • All courses can be delivered in the UK or worldwide.
  • Courses 2 and 3 are accredited for CPD by the Faculty of Occupational Medicine of the Royal College of Physicians.

Course Dates 2018

Venue Course 1 Course 2 Course 3 Course 4
London 19 Feb 20 Feb 21 Feb 22nd Feb AM only
Aberdeen 10 Sep 11 Sep 12 Sep 13th Sep AM only
Abu Dhabi 07 Oct 08 Oct 09 Oct 10th Oct AM only

Course Details

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Who should attend:    

Anyone who undertakes Chain of Custody collections; OHA / OHNAs; Occupational Health Physicians; GPs; HR Managers; Health & Safety Officers; trade union members

Course content: 

  • Preparing a site for collection
  • Mechanics of a urine collection, trouble shooting and common errors
  • Collection demonstration for back-to-lab and Point of Collection [POC] devices
  • Breathalyser selection, calibration and verification with demonstration
  • What happens to the samples in the laboratory
  • Oral fluid and hair collections

Cost:                        £225/€325 per delegate

Who should attend:    

OHA / OHNAs; Occupational Health Physicians; GPs

Course content:

  • The role of the Medical Review Officer [MRO] including the Medical Review
  • Laboratory process
  • Adulteration checks and how donors try and mislead the testing process
  • Drug metabolism looking at the fact and fiction behind positive samples
  • Evaluation and debate of Chain of Custody cases through result interpretation

Cost:                        £225/€325 per delegate

Who should attend:    

OHA / OHNAs; Occupational Health Physicians; GPs

Course content:

  • Use of alternative biological samples such as hair, oral fluid, sweat and sweat vapour
  • Pros and cons of Point of Collection [POC] devices, how to develop protocols consistent with the principles of Chain of Custody
  • Quality and accreditation, UK Guidelines for Workplace Drugs Testing, minimum service level to expect
  • Alcohol including EtG/EtS, FAEE
  • Evaluation via MCQs

Cost:                        £225/€325 per delegate

Who should attend:    

HR Managers; Health & Safety Officers; Occupational Health professionals; trade union members

Course content:

  • Drawing up a draft substance misuse policy
  • Timelines for policy introduction and educational requirements
  • Specification for a tender and how to audit your service provider
  • An employment law specialist will deliver the legal session

Cost:                        £225/€325 per delegate, or £125/€225 per delegate for a half-day [first two items only]

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