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BOHS Diploma Exam Preparation Workshop<br />Harrogate 26 April 2010<br />www.diamondenv.co.uk<br />
Objective 1<br />Provide an introduction to the exam format<br />
Objective 2<br />Discuss how to approach the exam(s)<br />
Objective 3<br />Discuss example questions and approaches to answering them<br />
Objective 4<br />Identify areas for further study<br />
Diploma Examination<br />No syllabus<br />
Occupational Hygiene<br />Recognition<br />Evaluation<br />Control<br />Chemical, physical and biological agents<br />
Written Exam<br />“The standard of answer expected to pass this examination should show extensive knowledge of the subject...
Written Exam<br />“The standard of answer expected to pass this examination should show extensive knowledge of the subject...
Written Exam<br />“The standard of answer expected to pass this examination should show extensive knowledge of the subject...
Written Examination<br />Extensive knowledge<br />Practical experience<br />
Written Exam<br />Paper 1		Chemical  Agents<br />Paper 2		Physical Agents<br />3 hours per paper<br />
Written Exam<br />One “compulsory” essay question (from a choice of two)<br />25 marks<br />
Written Exam<br />Two other essay questions (from a choice of three)<br />25 marks<br />
Written Exam<br />Five micro-essay questions (from a choice of eight)<br />5 marks<br />
Written Exam<br />One “compulsory” essay question<br />Two other essay questions<br />Five micro-essay questions<br />
Oral Examination<br />One hour duration<br />Three panellists<br />Questions based on scenarios<br />
Oral Examination<br />Answers must demonstrate “deep and broad experience” <br />
Oral Examination<br />Strategy <br />Data interpretation<br />Practical control measures <br />Application of legislation/...
Example Micro – Essay Question<br />Briefly outline the symptoms of vibration white induced white finger.  What factors ar...
Example Micro – Essay Question<br />Standard audiometry only measures hearing levels down to -5dB. Briefly explain why thi...
Example Micro – Essay Question<br />Briefly outline how exposure modelling could be used for estimating the likely airborn...
Example Micro – Essay Question<br />Briefly explain the difference between a carcinogen and a teratogen.  How might this a...
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  1. 1. BOHS Diploma Exam Preparation Workshop<br />Harrogate 26 April 2010<br />www.diamondenv.co.uk<br />
  2. 2. Objective 1<br />Provide an introduction to the exam format<br />
  3. 3. Objective 2<br />Discuss how to approach the exam(s)<br />
  4. 4. Objective 3<br />Discuss example questions and approaches to answering them<br />
  5. 5. Objective 4<br />Identify areas for further study<br />
  6. 6. Diploma Examination<br />No syllabus<br />
  7. 7. Occupational Hygiene<br />Recognition<br />Evaluation<br />Control<br />Chemical, physical and biological agents<br />
  8. 8. Written Exam<br />“The standard of answer expected to pass this examination should show extensive knowledge of the subject and indicate practical experience in the assessment and control of the hazard described in the question.”<br />
  9. 9. Written Exam<br />“The standard of answer expected to pass this examination should show extensive knowledge of the subject and indicate practical experience in the assessment and control of the hazard described in the question.”<br />
  10. 10. Written Exam<br />“The standard of answer expected to pass this examination should show extensive knowledge of the subject and indicate practical experience in the assessment and control of the hazard described in the question.”<br />
  11. 11. Written Examination<br />Extensive knowledge<br />Practical experience<br />
  12. 12. Written Exam<br />Paper 1 Chemical Agents<br />Paper 2 Physical Agents<br />3 hours per paper<br />
  13. 13. Written Exam<br />One “compulsory” essay question (from a choice of two)<br />25 marks<br />
  14. 14. Written Exam<br />Two other essay questions (from a choice of three)<br />25 marks<br />
  15. 15. Written Exam<br />Five micro-essay questions (from a choice of eight)<br />5 marks<br />
  16. 16. Written Exam<br />One “compulsory” essay question<br />Two other essay questions<br />Five micro-essay questions<br />
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  19. 19. Oral Examination<br />One hour duration<br />Three panellists<br />Questions based on scenarios<br />
  20. 20. Oral Examination<br />Answers must demonstrate “deep and broad experience” <br />
  21. 21. Oral Examination<br />Strategy <br />Data interpretation<br />Practical control measures <br />Application of legislation/good practice<br />
  22. 22. Example Micro – Essay Question<br />Briefly outline the symptoms of vibration white induced white finger. What factors are important in assessing the risk of a worker developing vibration induced white finger?<br />
  23. 23. Example Micro – Essay Question<br />Standard audiometry only measures hearing levels down to -5dB. Briefly explain why this may present a problem when using audiometry to assess noise induced hearing loss.<br />
  24. 24. Example Micro – Essay Question<br />Briefly outline how exposure modelling could be used for estimating the likely airborne concentration resulting from an accidental solvent spillage.<br />
  25. 25. Example Micro – Essay Question<br />Briefly explain the difference between a carcinogen and a teratogen. How might this affect our approach to control of substances with these properties?<br />
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