Bachelor's degree in Nursing (to qualify as a nurse) (Legnago)

Health and safety promotion - SICUREZZA NEGLI AMBIENTI DI LAVORO

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Name of lecturer
Angela Carta
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INF LEG - 1° anno 2° sem dal Feb 3, 2020 al Apr 8, 2020.

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Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

To acquire basic knowledge and understanding on health and safety prevention and health promotion and management in workplaces.
To acquire, through field examples, knowledge and understanding about general principles of occupational health, risk assessment, health surveillance, fitness for work, health education, legislation, with reference to different risk factors (e.g., chemicals, physical agents, biohazards, ergonomics, organization and psychosocial factors, injuries).
Attention will be dedicated to let the student acquire knowledge and understanding about the roles of the different professionals and institutions committed to prevention.
The student will acquire knowledge and awareness on the main risk factors, adverse effects and their prevention in the professional activities of nursing and will gain awareness on the role of nurse in educating persons on health and safety issues in workplaces.


1) General principles of occupational health and safety and prevention in workplaces
2) National laws, rules and regulations on prevention, health and safety in the workplace
3) Occupational health and safety professionals and institutions
4) Occupational hazards and risks. Work-related diseases. Occupational injuries
5) Risk assessment. Health surveillance. Fitness for work. Health education. Medico-legal obligations.
6) Occupational Health for health care workers. Risk factors: chemicals, physical and biological agents, ergonomics, organizative and psychosocial.
7) Manual handling of patients.

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Tomei F, Candura SM, Sannolo N, Sartorelli P, Costa G, perbellini L, Larese Filon F, Maestrelli P, Magrini A, Bartolucci GB, Ricci S. Manuale di Medicina del Lavoro Piccin Nuova libraria S.p.A. Padova 2019 978-88-299-2902-3
Alessio L. - Franco G. - Tomei F Trattato di MEDICINA DEL LAVORO PICCIN 2015

Assessment methods and criteria

The examination is a multiple choice questionnaire.

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