Practical session at a 'Lung Function Testing in the Workplace - Introductory Level' course

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Information about our courses

A key part of our mission is the sharing of our knowledge, to raise awareness of occupational lung disease through education and training, so that what we learn can help patients and clinicians everywhere.

We run a variety of scheduled educational events, courses and workshops to support these aims. Please see our Events Newsletter and sign up to receive it here

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 Spirometry Training Courses for Occupational Health

Lung Function Testing in the Workplace - Introductory Level (currently ‘on hold’)

1 day course


• introduction to respiratory physiology

• hands on practicalities of spirometry

• simple interpretation of results

• respiratory surveillance in the workplace for short- and long-latency respiratory diseases

• quality control

Suitable for Occupational Health Professionals who have limited, or no, experience of spirometry

Future dates: on hold due to the pandemic


Lung Function Testing in the Workplace - Intermediate Level (currently being held ‘online’)

1 day course


• interpretation, abnormalities, longitudinal changes

• individual variation and role in health surveillance

• use in pre-placement screening/fitness to work, its use and utility

Please note:

• this is not a practical spirometry course

• a working knowledge of practical spirometry is assumed

• the workshop is accredited by Faculty of Occupational Medicine

Suitable for Occupational Health Professionals with an interest in the use of spirometry in the workplace

Future dates: TBC

Occupational Lung Disease Webinars


Dates for 2022: TBC


Regional Training Days for Respiratory and Occupational Medicine trainees

We continue to support specialty trainees in respiratory and occupational medicine by delivering one day regional training days in Occupational Lung Disease. These are usually held on rotation on a three-yearly basis.

Dates for 2022 regional training days: TBC

Further courses and workshops

Bespoke, offsite training sessions in topics related to our formal events and tailored to the audience are also available on request; please contact us to discuss your learning needs.

We are not running courses on statistics but our colleagues are doing so; if you are interested in finding out more or registering for a course please contact James Potts.



Feedback from recent Intermediate Lung Function Course

"Thank you for an excellent day"

"Thank you for the wonderful training"

"This has been a great workshop and [I] feel much more confident in interpretation"

"Thank you for a very informative day"

"Excellent workshop"

"Thank you, even though virtual"