Combined Bachelor's + Master's degree in Medicine and Surgery

Public Health - MEDICINA DEL LAVORO

Course code
4S02618
Name of lecturer
Stefano Porru
Number of ECTS credits allocated
3
Academic sector
MED/44 - OCCUPATIONAL MEDICINE
Language of instruction
Italian
Location
VERONA
Period
Lezioni 2° semestre 1°- 5° anno dal Feb 18, 2019 al May 31, 2019.

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Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

To acquire knowledge and understanding, also thorough field examples, about:
- general principles of occupational medicine and health and safety in workplaces
- principal clinic-epidemiological features on occupational injuries and work related diseases and disorders
- roles of the different professionals and institutions committed to prevention.
- occupational health clinic, with specific reference to occupational history collection, etiological diagnosis, medico-legal obligations, cooperation among health professionals and physicians (general practitioners as well as specialists), in order to achieve etiological diagnosis
- legislation on health and safety at work
- exposure and risk assessment, health surveillance, individual susceptibility, vulnerable groups, fitness for work
- primary, secondary, tertiary prevention, with reference to different risk factors (e.g., chemicals, physical agents, biohazards, ergonomics, organization and psychosocial factors)

Syllabus

PROGRAM
General principles of occupational medicine and health and safety in workplaces
Occupational hazards and risks
Occupational risk factors: chemical, physical, ergonomics, biological, psychosocial and organizational
Work related diseases and disorders. Occupational injuries
Legislation on health and safety at work
Roles of the different professionals and institutions committed to prevention
Occupational health clinic: occupational history collection, etiological diagnosis, medico-legal obligations
Occupational respiratory diseases
Occupational allergology: asthma, skin diseases
Ergonomics and biomechanical overload
Occupational disorders caused by physical agents: noise, vibrations, temperatures.
Principles of industrial toxicology
Main occupational disorders caused by solvents and metals
Occupational cancer and carcinogenesis.

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

Oral examination.

STUDENT MODULE EVALUATION - 2017/2018






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