Occupational medicine

A.Y. 2019/2020
Overall hours
Learning objectives
The course aims to provide students with an overview of occupational diseases and their prevention and, when necessary, reporting to the authorities and to the National Institute for Insurance against accidents at work (INAIL). The legislative aspects will also be discussed, along with the criteria and data that have guided the legislator in relation to medicine, hygiene and safety at the workplace in Italy and Europe. The concepts of accidents and occupational diseases, the main occupational diseases present in our country, and the general principles of the prevention of such events will be presented. Specific information will be offered on the legislation in force in the sector and on the methods of application in the workplace. Specific aspects such as new or emerging issues will be highlighted and discussed.
Expected learning outcomes
At the end of the course the student who has successfully followed the lectures will have acquired specific knowledge on all the aspects of occupational medicine of legal interest. Learning outcomes will include the legal fault of doctor, employer and worker with respect to occupational diseases and occupational accidents, to all the diverse aspects concerning the practical application of the Italian Legislation, general and specific (ionizing radiation; pregnancy; organization of the company first aid system).
Basically, students will have: i) an adequate knowledge of occupational diseases and their causality, as well as the basic methods of prevention. ii) adequate knowledge of the laws relating to the health and safety of the workplace, with reference to general and specific legislation; iii) the capacity to face the relations with employer, manager and the person responsible of specific activities in the field of prevention and to face all legal issues that could arise in the company in relation to health, safety and hygiene at work.
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Lesson period
Second semester
Course syllabus
Topics for the final evaluation include general and specific legislation, specific risks and diseases, role of the occupational physician in the company and in the public system, risk assessment, first aid, and preventive behaviours required.
Prerequisites for admission
The course's users are students of the third year of the three-year bachelor course and is offered a subject of their choice for students of the single cycle, held in the second semester, having as their object a 360° overview of all aspects of Occupational Medicine that could have, for various reasons, legal relevance (civil or criminal).
Teaching methods
The course of Occupational Medicine offers 6 credits. It is divided into 21 lectures lasting two hours each.
Teaching Resources
PA Bertazzi, La Medicina del Lavoro. Raffaello Cortina Editore.
Teacher's slides and teaching materials (papers, book chapters provided by the teacher during the lectures.
Assessment methods and Criteria
The students' proficiency assessment will be conducted through the administration of a multiple-answer questionnaire made of 30 questions, with four possible answers each, of which only one will be correct.
MED/44 - OCCUPATIONAL MEDICINE - University credits: 6
Lessons: 42 hours
appointment to be agreed by email
Clinica del Lavoro, second floor