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Year : 2018  |  Volume : 22  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 106-108

Evaluation of training program “Basic concepts of occupational health” for students of Diploma in Sanitary Inspector Course and way forward


Division of Clinical Epidemiology, ICMR-National Institute of Occupational Health, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Ankit Prabhubhai Viramgami
CMR-National Institute of Occupational Health, Near Metal Cross Road, Meghaninagar, Ahmedabad - 380 016, Gujarat
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/ijoem.IJOEM_79_18

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Background: India requires massive numbers of occupational health experts for identifying and catering to the occupational health needs of more than 400-million workforce; however, in the absence of sufficient number of experts, it is important to sensitize and educate different groups of students and workforces regarding various aspects of occupational health. In the same context, a training program for the students of Diploma in Sanitary Inspector was arranged at the National Institute of Occupational Health (NIOH). Aim: To assess the effectiveness of the training program in terms of gain in knowledge and imparting training programs more effectively in future. Methods: Examinations in the form of pretest and post test were conducted during training program for 920 participating students. Mean, standard deviation, and test of significance were applied using SPSS software. Result: Significant improvement in the mean test score after the training program was observed. Improvement in the mean score showed significant difference regarding age and educational qualifications but not with gender. Conclusion: Results enabled us to identify weak areas of the program where lesser improvement in knowledge was observed, which require more emphasis in future workshops for achieving efficient productive outcomes.






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