Teaching of occupational medicine to undergraduates in UK schools of medicine

  title={Teaching of occupational medicine to undergraduates in UK schools of medicine},
  author={P. Wynn and T. Aw and N. Williams and M. Harrington},
  journal={Medical Education},
Objectives  To assess any recent change in the commitment to teaching of occupational medicine in UK undergraduate medical curricula. 
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