Workplace hygiene and emergency first aid

A.Y. 2020/2021
Overall hours
MED/36 MED/41 MED/44 MED/45 MED/50 SPS/07
Learning objectives
Acquire the knowledge of occupational hygiene, methods, tools and practices aimed at maintaining and promoting health and preventing illnesses and accidents in the workplace. Acquire the ability to identify situations when specific competences are required;
Acquire the knowledge related to radiation protection;
Know the main models of work organization and their effects on workers' health;
Acquire the ability to intervene, in the immediacy of the event, in emergency situations, implementing, as far as it is concerned, the necessary first aid measures, in order to guarantee survival and the best assistance allowed;
Know the main methods of intervention in catastrophe and natural disasters
Expected learning outcomes
Identify and assess occupational risk factors;
Know the methods for conducting a survey on occupational accidents;
Collaborate with other professional figures in facing emergency situations
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Lessons only in TEAMS Platform
Prerequisites for admission
There are no prerequisites
Assessment methods and Criteria
Multiple choice test with also open questions
All the exams take place on the same day
Occupational medicine
Course syllabus
Introduction to occupational medicine: historical notes and tools for assessing the association between environmental factors and possible health effects
Occupational cancers
Risk assessment in the workplace
Environmental and biological monitoring
Occupational accidents: trends and evaluation
Smoking cessation programs: protocols and efficacy
Teaching methods
Teaching Resources
Medicina del lavoro, a cura di Pier Alberto Bertazzi. Ed Cortina 2013
Diagnostic imaging
Course syllabus
Basic physics of radiations
Radiation biology and radiation protection
Principles of radiographic image formation and radiology
Computed tomography
Magnetic resonance
Nuclear medicine
Radiation therapy
Teaching methods
Frontal Lessons
Teaching Resources
Slides used during lessons
General sociology
Course syllabus
· Health and reproductive rights: definitions and approaches
· Reproductive health and global inequalities
· The medicalization of human reproduction: from childbirth to the Assisted Reproductive Technologies
· Reproductive rights and social policies
Teaching methods
Frontal Lessons, practical session
Teaching Resources
Lombardi L., Riproduzione e salute nella società globale. Genere, medicalizzazione e mutamento sociale, Maggioli Editore, 2018
Applied medical techniques
Course syllabus
1° day
-what occupational medicine and industrial hygiene take care of
-risk and danger, exposure and harm(danno fisico)/damage(danno generale)

2° day
-legislation on hygiene and job safety
- PSAL services point of view
-companies (SPP) point of view

3° day
-major work risks
-etiology of work related diseases
-professional diseases and accidents

4° day
-the most frequent MP today
-emerging MPs
-investigations for occupational disease
-group exercise

5° day
-surveillance systems of work related diseases
-healt visitor in PSAL services and companies
Teaching methods
Frontal Lessons, practical sessions
Teaching Resources
Course syllabus
The critically ill subject
Respiratory insufficiency
Neurological deficits
Coronary syndromes
Cardial Life Support
Principles of anesthesia
Oran donation and transplantation
Teaching methods
Frontal Lessons
Teaching Resources
Slides used during lessons
Nursing sciences: general, clinical and paediatric
Course syllabus
· · emergency and mass casualty incidents definition
· Characteristics of first aid
· Early alerting emergency services
· Safety of the healthcare provider and accident area
· Recovery position
· Signs of ABC problems
· Characteristics and symptoms of shock
· Foreign body airway obstruction (unblocking techniques)
· First aid techniques in case of:
o Haemorrhage
o Electrical injuries
o Burns
o hypoglycaemia, hyperglycaemia
o Poisonings
o Seizures
o Fractures
o Alcohol intoxication
o Frostbite
o Frozen solid
o inconsolable crying of the child
o Allergic reaction
o Drug withdrawal crisis
Emergency network
Teaching methods
Frontal Lessons, practical sessions
Teaching Resources
Dispensa del docente
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