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.