Environment and Workplace Prevention Techniques

Tecniche della prevenzione nell'ambiente e nei luoghi di lavoro
Bachelor
A.Y. 2020/2021
L/SNT4 - Health professions for preventive care
Bachelor
180
ECTS
Access
Limited enrollment with admission test
3
Years
Course location
Milano
Language
Italian

Graduates in Environment and Workplace Prevention Techniques are healthcare professionals responsible, within their area of competence, for all preventive, evaluative and monitoring procedures relating to environmental health and safety in living and working environments, food and drink hygiene, and public and veterinary hygiene and health.

Graduates carry out investigative procedures geared at the issue of technical and health certificates of no impediment and authorisations for activities subject to monitoring. Within their professional sphere, they investigate, identify, challenge and give notice of any irregularities identified and deliver opinions within their competence. They:

  • monitor and control living and working environments and evaluate the need to carry out inquiries and investigations in relation to accidents and occupational diseases;
  • monitor and verify that structures and related working environments meet the safety conditions required for the facilities;
  • monitor and check the quality of foods and drinks for consumption and evaluate the need to carry out further specialist inspections;
  • monitor and assess veterinary health and hygiene standards within their sphere of competence, and evaluate the need to carry out further inspections;
  • monitor and check cosmetic products;
  • work with the judiciary administration on inquiries into offences against the environmental heritage and health and safety conditions in working environments and in connection with foods;
  • monitor and test all other areas provided for in the laws and regulations relating to preventive health care and environmental protection within their sphere of competence;
  • partake in research, educational and professional consulting activities in the health services and any other sphere that requires their professional competence;
  • provide professional services with full autonomy and collaborate with other professional figures in the planning and organisation of work in the facility in which they operate
  • are responsible for overseeing the planning, execution and quality standards of their own professional work.

Subject to successful completion of all requisite competition procedures, graduates can assume roles charged with prevention, inspection and surveillance-related responsibilities, with public authorities (Hospitals, Local Health Authorities, Regional Agency for Environmental Protection and Prevention – ARPA), National Institute for Occupational Safety and Prevention (ISPESL), Local Authorities and in services relating to control and prevention, staff training and prevention and protection.

Within private facilities, either as employees or consultants, graduates can undertake fully autonomous professional duties relating to the organisation and planning of work in connection with health and safety conditions for workers.

In collaboration with the prevention and protection service, they assist in the establishment of procedures geared at guaranteeing the safety of workers and environmental protection. They also collaborate with company risk analysis firms and assist with the drafting of risk evaluation documents (for occupational, food and environmental safety). They carry out environmental surveys to monitor the health conditions of living and working environments.

Employment statistics (Almalaurea)

Admission: Limited enrolment with admission test. How to apply.

English language

Students are expected to attain level B1 proficiency in English.

Proficiency may be certified at the time of matriculation by submitting a certificate of level B1 language proficiency or better, or by sitting the SLAM (University Language Centre) placement test during the first year of studies only, between September and December. Students who do not pass the test must follow the SLAM language courses and obtain appropriate certification within the year the plan of study calls for a language exam.

Mandatory.

Courses list

year
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Practical Training (1° Year) 12 240 Italian MED/50
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Biochemistry 4 40 Italian BIO/10 BIO/13
- Biochemistry2
- Experimental biology2
Biomedical Sciences 1 4 40 Italian BIO/09 BIO/16
- Anatomy2
- Physiology2
Chemical And Physical Sciences 7 70 Italian CHIM/03 CHIM/06 FIS/07 MED/50
- Applied medical techniques1
- Applied physics2
- General and inorganic chemistry2
- Organic chemistry2
Laboratory (Physics And Chemistry) 1 10 Italian
Statistics And Epidemiology 5 50 Italian MED/01 MED/42 MED/50
- Applied medical techniques1
- Hygiene and public health2
- Medical statistics2
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Biomedical Sciences 2 6 60 Italian MED/04 MED/07
- Experimental medicine and pathophysiology3
- Microbiology3
Law Sciences 6 60 Italian IUS/07 IUS/09 IUS/17 MED/50
- Applied medical techniques1
- Criminal law2
- Labour law2
- Public law1
Preventive Sciences 8 80 Italian MED/42 MED/44 MED/50
- Applied medical techniques2
- Hygiene and public health3
- Occupational medicine3
Undefined
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Computer Science Course 3 30 Italian INF/01
English assessment B1 (2 ECTS) 2 0 Italian
Study plan rules
Elettivi - Lo studente, al primo anno, deve altresì maturare 2 CFU in attività formative a scelta.
year
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Practical Trainings (2° Year) 19 380 Italian MED/50
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Ecosystems And Environmental Quality 6 60 Italian BIO/03 CHIM/12 MED/42 MED/50
- Applied medical techniques2
- Environmental and applied botany1
- Environmental chemistry and cultural heritage2
- Hygiene and public health1
Laboratory (Environment) 1 10 Italian
Life Sciences And Health Promotion 6 60 Italian M-PSI/01 MED/42 MED/44 MED/50 SPS/10
- Applied medical techniques1
- General psychology1
- Hygiene and public health1
- Occupational medicine2
- Urban and environmental sociology1
Pharmacology And Toxicology 6 60 Italian BIO/14 CHIM/09 MED/43 MED/44 MED/50
- Applied medical techniques1
- Applied pharmaceutical technology2
- Forensic medicine1
- Occupational medicine1
- Pharmacology1
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Food Sciences 7 70 Italian AGR/15 MED/42 MED/50 VET/04
- Applied medical techniques1
- Food science and technology1
- Hygiene and public health2
- Inspection of foods of animal origin3
Health Services Management 6 60 Italian M-PSI/06 MED/02 MED/42 MED/50 SECS-P/02
- Applied medical techniques1
- Economic policy1
- Hygiene and public health2
- Medical history1
- Work Psychology1
Interdisciplinary Clinical Sciences 1 6 60 Italian MED/09 MED/30 MED/33 MED/44 MED/50
- Applied medical techniques1
- Eye diseases1
- Internal medicine1
- Musculoskeletal system diseases1
- Occupational medicine2
Laboratory (Food) 1 10 Italian
Study plan rules
Elettivi - Lo studente, al secondo anno, deve altresì maturare 2 CFU in attività formative a scelta.
year
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Practical Training (3° Year) 29 290 Italian MED/50
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Interdisciplinary Clinical Sciences 2 5 50 Italian MED/10 MED/11 MED/17 MED/32 MED/41
- Anaesthesiology1
- Audiology1
- Cardiovascular diseases1
- Infectious diseases1
- Respiratory diseases1
Technical Physics And Industrial Chemistry 7 70 Italian ICAR/03 ING-IND/11 ING-IND/25 ING-INF/02 MED/36
- Building physics and building energy systems1
- Chemical plants2
- Electromagnetic fields2
- Sanitary and environmental engineering1
- X-ray protection1
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Enviromental Health And Safety In The Workplace 7 70 Italian MED/42 MED/44 MED/50
- Applied medical techniques3
- Hygiene and public health2
- Occupational medicine2
Conclusive activities
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Final Test 7 0 Italian
Study plan rules
Elettivi - Lo studente, al terzo anno, deve altresì maturare 2 CFU in attività formative a scelta.
year
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Other Activities 3 45 Italian
Prescribed foundation courses
Learning activityPrescribed foundation courses
Biomedical Sciences 2 Biomedical Sciences 1 (compulsory)
Interdisciplinary Clinical Sciences 1 Biomedical Sciences 2 (compulsory)
Interdisciplinary Clinical Sciences 2 Biomedical Sciences 2 (compulsory)
Pharmacology And Toxicology Biomedical Sciences 1 (compulsory)
Technical Physics And Industrial Chemistry Chemical And Physical Sciences (compulsory)
Location
Milano
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