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Introduction to BOHS Diploma examination

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  • 1. BOHS Diploma Exam Preparation Workshop
    Harrogate 26 April 2010
    www.diamondenv.co.uk
  • 2. Objective 1
    Provide an introduction to the exam format
  • 3. Objective 2
    Discuss how to approach the exam(s)
  • 4. Objective 3
    Discuss example questions and approaches to answering them
  • 5. Objective 4
    Identify areas for further study
  • 6. Diploma Examination
    No syllabus
  • 7. Occupational Hygiene
    Recognition
    Evaluation
    Control
    Chemical, physical and biological agents
  • 8. Written Exam
    “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.”
  • 9. Written Exam
    “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.”
  • 10. Written Exam
    “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.”
  • 11. Written Examination
    Extensive knowledge
    Practical experience
  • 12. Written Exam
    Paper 1 Chemical Agents
    Paper 2 Physical Agents
    3 hours per paper
  • 13. Written Exam
    One “compulsory” essay question (from a choice of two)
    25 marks
  • 14. Written Exam
    Two other essay questions (from a choice of three)
    25 marks
  • 15. Written Exam
    Five micro-essay questions (from a choice of eight)
    5 marks
  • 16. Written Exam
    One “compulsory” essay question
    Two other essay questions
    Five micro-essay questions
  • 17.
  • 18.
  • 19. Oral Examination
    One hour duration
    Three panellists
    Questions based on scenarios
  • 20. Oral Examination
    Answers must demonstrate “deep and broad experience”
  • 21. Oral Examination
    Strategy
    Data interpretation
    Practical control measures
    Application of legislation/good practice
  • 22. Example Micro – Essay Question
    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?
  • 23. Example Micro – Essay Question
    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.
  • 24. Example Micro – Essay Question
    Briefly outline how exposure modelling could be used for estimating the likely airborne concentration resulting from an accidental solvent spillage.
  • 25. Example Micro – Essay Question
    Briefly explain the difference between a carcinogen and a teratogen. How might this affect our approach to control of substances with these properties?