Bachelor's degree in Biomedical Laboratory Techniques (to qualify as a biomedical laboratory worker) (Verona)

Health, safety and management of biological materials - SICUREZZA NEGLI AMBIENTI DI LAVORO

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Name of lecturer
Mario Olivieri
Number of ECTS credits allocated
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Language of instruction
Lezioni TLB 2 SEMESTRE dal Mar 2, 2020 al Apr 30, 2020.

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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, occupational toxicology, risk assessment, health surveillance, fitness for work, 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 a biomedical laboratory technician.


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.

5) Principles of Occupational toxicology

6) Work-related diseases. Occupational injuries

7) Risk assessment. Health surveillance. Fitness for work.

8) Occupational Health for health care workers. Risk factors: chemicals, physical and biological agents, ergonomics, organizative and psychosocial.

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Lacca G, Miceli A, Bastone S. Compendio di Medicina del Lavoro Edizioni Minerva medica 2019 978-88-7711-987-2

Assessment methods and criteria

Written examination using questions with multiple answers

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