TOPHS Training online learning platform

TOPHS LTD now offer a growing range of online courses for medical professionals with an interest in occupational medicine.

The courses we offer contribute towards your CPD.

All our courses will help you gain useful skills and knowledge in Occupational Medicine.

Diploma in Occupational Medicine Training Course


The course covers the FOM syllabus for the Diploma in Occupational Medicine which is available at :

The main topics covered are:

  • The Diploma Examination
  • How to write the Diploma Portfolio (workplace risk assessment and clinical case)
  • Occupational health: principles, concepts, and services
  • Effects of work on health
  • Legal aspects in occupational health
  • Principles of occupational hygiene, toxicology, ergonomics, epidemiology and their applications
  • Assessment of fitness to work
  • Rehabilitation, redeployment, and ill health retirement
  • Assessing workplace risks
  • Health surveillance
  • Risk control and management
  • The physical working environment (noise, vibration, radiation, temperature)
  • Absence management
  • Investigation of clinical cases
  • Conducting workplace visits and ranking of risks
  • Tendering for occupational health services

Dr Steven Sadhra

Dr Steven Sadhra

Course Lead

Prof (Hon) Occupational Health

University of Birmingham 

Steven Sadhra has over 25 years' experience in research, teaching and training in Occupational Health. He is an Honorary Professor of Occupational Health at University of Birmingham (UoB) and fellow of the higher education authority.  

Steven has published over 130 research papers and government reports, he is the co-editor of three textbooks, and has written over 20 book chapters. He is the co-editor of the first Oxford Handbook of Occupational Health, which was awarded the first prize by the BMA (Primary Health Care) in 2014. 

Steven’s contribution to Occupational Health has been recognised through honorary fellowships of the Faculty of Occupational Medicine (FOM) (London and Dublin) and the Society of Occupational Medicine (SOM). Steven has excellent international links and has run professional CPD training courses and workshops in different parts of the world including United Arab Emirates, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia and Azerbaijan.

Steven was Director of Education for Occupational Medicine at UoB from 2008- 2020. He was the academic lead for the MSc in Occupational Health from 2010-2019. In 2017 Steven developed and ran (with Dr Alan Bray) one of the first national MFOM revision courses for Specialist Trainees in Occupational Medicine and has over 10 years’ experience in running the Faculty approved Diploma in Occupational Medicine. In 2018 he was appointed as the CPD academic lead for the College of Medicine and Dentistry, UoB

Steven has conducted consultancy work for over 20 national and international companies advising on workplace risk assessments, development of health surveillance programmes, training courses and workplace interventions for risk reduction. 

Dr Lanre Ogunyemi

Course Lead

Medical Director of TOPHS Ltd. and Consultant in Occupational Medicine

Dr Lanre Ogunyemi is a consultant in occupational medicine and the Medical Director for Trinity Occupational & Public Health Solutions Ltd.

His occupational medicine training and first consultant role was in the NHS. His current portfolio includes being the principal medical adviser to a number of national industries, including power, rail, higher education, emergency services, food manufacturing, car manufacturing and several small to medium enterprises .

He is particularly interested in occupational sleep medicine, fitness for work assessments, medical aspects of final employment decisions, causation analysis, Medico-legal disability evaluations and occupational mental health

He is a visiting lecturer to the University of Birmingham, Institute of Occupational and Environmental Medicine and currently the Chief Examiner for the MFOM Part 2(exit exam) of the Faculty of Occupational Medicine. He is Regional Specialty Adviser on behalf of the Faculty of Occupational Medicine for the Trent Region. He is a Fellow of several royal and international colleges.

Dr Alan Bray

Course Lead

Medical Director of South West Independent Medical Services Ltd.

Main personal involvement within a very wide portfolio of clients has been completing clinical, policy & strategy roles. Active within manufacturing and service enterprises, seafarers, diving, tunnelling, offshore oil & gas industry.

Consultant in Occupational Medicine with clinical remit and audit role. Frequent lecturer for Royal Society Public Health and Institute of Occupational & Environmental Medicine at University of Birmingham. Visiting consultant lecturer for Amplivox courses on Spirometry & Vision Screening. Examiner at all levels for Faculty of Occupational Medicine and previous Chief Examiner for MFOM2. Currently Academic Registrar (Chief Examiner) for Faculty of Occupational Medicine of RCPI with responsibility for examinations in Dublin, Middle & Far East.

Member of both Compressed Air Working Group of British Tunnelling Society and the Diving Medical Advisory Group.

My main responsibilities involve clinical, policy, teaching and audit duties in addition to the provision of reports following workplace surveys and medical assessments. Main interests are physical hazards in the workplace. On a day to day basis my clinical role is determining the fitness of individuals (often in adverse or challenging environments) to perform their occupational role taking into account safety and performance demands as well as underlying health issues.