STAMI offers “Statens grunnkurs for BHT”, “Videreutdanningsprogram for BHT” and different basic courses for all employees in occupational health services. Both “Statens grunnkurs for BHT” and “Videreutdanningsprogram for BHT” are education programs that consists of four sessions over an entire semester.

In addition, STAMI offers compulsory training for occupational health services, “BHT på 1-2-3”, which covers the mandatory learning objectives for employees in occupational health services. This course is offered as an e-learning program that you can take at your convenience.

The basic courses are open to everyone, but they often deal with a specific subject area and are aimed at a professional group in the occupational health service. These courses last for two to three days.

STAMI is also responsible for five of a total of eleven recommended courses for doctors who specialise in occupational medicine (LIS course).

See description of each course for further information.

Seminars and webinars

STAMI’s seminars and webinars present current topics and are available for all interested parties.

Regular courses

At “Statens grunnkurs for BHT” you learn to work knowledge-based and systematically to assist employers and employees in creating a safe working environment that promotes good occupational health. The course is interdisciplinary and places particular emphasis on risk factors and the design of primary prevention measures at group and organisational level.

“Videreutdanningsprogrammet for BHT” is aimed at experienced occupational health service professionals who have already completed “Statens grunnkurs for BHT”. Through this training, you will further develop your knowledge and skills in the field of the working environment and increase your awareness of your own practices.

STAMI’s e-learning course covers the mandatory learning objectives for employees in occupational health services.

This course gives you an insight of the societal aim of the occupational health service – what the purpose of their contribution is and what aims and needs they are working towards. You will also be introduced to the types of services that occupational health services should offer to efficiently reach these goals.

Additionally, you will learn where to find research-based knowledge and how to use this knowledge as a basis in creating safe working environments that promotes good occupational health.

This course gives you an overview of the field of occupational health. You will learn about mapping relevant factors in the working environment and how to use the results in future efforts to improve working conditions.

This course gives you basic knowledge of sampling strategies, measurement methods, biological and chemical monitoring and evaluation of results.

“Basiskurs i prøvetaking” is meant for professions like occupational hygienists, safety engineers or those who works with similar tasks within the chemical and biological working environment in companies and occupational health services.


This basic course provides an overview of occurrences of work-related musculoskeletal disorders, risk factors and preventive measures in the working environment.
“Basiskurs i ergonomi og arbeidsrelaterte muskel- og skjelettplager” is meant for occupational health service employees who cover the expertise area of ergonomics and work-related musculoskeletal disorders.

At this course STAMI presents new projects and research findings. In addition, the Norwegian Labor Inspection Authority presents relevant news. You will gain insight in topics and challenges related to working environment and occupational health which are relevant for employees in both occupational health services and occupational medicine departments.

Courses for doctors who specialise in occupational medicine (LIS course)

These courses are five of the eleven recommended courses for doctors specialising in occupational medicine and is adapted to cover the learning objectives of the specialisation scheme. The following courses aim to cover both general and specific learning objectives in accordance with the new educational course, while also covering the old educational course.

The course focuses on the main principles of exposure and mechanisms of action. The main types of effects that can occur when exposed to chemicals will be reviewed, both effects on organ systems and non-organ-specific effects.

The participants will receive an introduction to basic principles for measuring and characterising exposures, to central principles and methods for mapping and risk assessment of chemicals, and to practical handling of chemical health hazards in working life. The teaching is adapted to doctors specialising in occupational medicine.

This course examines risk assessment as a tool for assessing health risks linked to work, and how risk assessment is a necessary basis for good risk management in the individual business. The course also focuses on work as a health-promoting factor. The course has a practical approach to the theory and its application, and reviews topics from various exposure situations that are relevant for the occupational physicians. The teaching is adapted to doctors specialising in occupational medicine.

The psychosocial and the organizational working environment are closely linked, and have a major impact on employees’ health, sick leave and dropout from working life. The course provides up-to-date knowledge about exposure to various psychosocial and organisational work environment factors and their health effects.

The course deals with risk mapping and intervention in the workplace, as well as individual follow-up of employees. The course places particular emphasis on risk factors and a primary prevention perspective at group and organizational level. The teaching is adapted to doctors specialising in occupational medicine.

The course will provide up-to-date knowledge about work-related musculoskeletal disorders, risk factors, mechanisms as well as prevention.

The focus will be on the occupational physician’s role in the preventive work at group and organisational level in the businesses, but individual diagnosis and follow-up of employees with work-related musculoskeletal disorders will also be highlighted. Course participants will gain knowledge about risk mapping, risk assessment and intervention in the workplace associated with work-related musculoskeletal disorders. The teaching is adapted to doctors specialising in occupational medicine.

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