Incidents of Lead Poisoning – Online Public Health Course
Join this free online CPD course from Public Health England to develop your knowledge and professional understanding of lead poisoning and public health policy.
Who is the course for?
This course is designed for professionals involved in lead incidents who’d like to develop their understanding of lead poisoning and public health policy.
This may include health protection practitioners, specialist registrars, local authority environmental health practitioners, clinicians, paediatricians and clinical toxicologists.
However, members of the public who are affected by or involved in lead incidents may also be interested in this course.
What topics will you cover?
Is lead an important public health issue?
Why is tackling lead poisoning important?
What types of lead incidents do we see?
How can we prevent lead poisoning and test for lead?
What blood lead intervention concentrations are used internationally?
What will you achieve?
By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to…
Describe what lead is
Debate different public health models used internationally
Explain the health effects of lead poisoning
Describe and discuss different lead incidents
Identify when someone has lead poisoning
Explain what to do if someone has been poisoned with lead