From Occupational Medicine to Occupational Health

A.Y. 2020/2021
Course offered to students on the PhD programme in
Overall hours
Lesson period
June 2021
Lead instructor: Claudio Colosio
To introduce the student in the concept of Occupational Health, which is different and broader than Occupational Medicine, giving him/her selected information on the origins and evolutions of the discipline, from its roots in the field of clinical medicine dealing with occupational diseases to a strongly prevention-oriented discipline. To discuss the concept of causal association using selected examples of occupational disease as case study. To introduce the student into the toxicology of metals and solvents, and to discuss the specific problem of pesticides, pointed out specific research objectives. To discuss agriculture as a specific example in which all the main occupational risks known are present. To introduce the theme of the lists of occupational diseases and of the new ILO and WHO ICD classifications. To face the problem of emergency and re-emergency of occupational diseases and of the need of creating specific alert national and supranational systems and tools to detect early signals of known diseases in new forms or new risks arising from new activities.
Assessment methods
Giudizio di approvazione
Assessment result
superato/non superato
How to enrol


The course enrolment deadline is usually the 25th day of the month prior to the start date. More specifically:

  • 27 December 2021 for courses starting in January 2022
  • 25 January 2022 for courses starting in February 2022
  • 25 February 2022 for courses starting in March 2022.

Deadlines for enrolment in other courses will be announced as soon as possible.

How to enrol

  1. Access enrolment on PhD courses online service using your University login details
  2. Select the desired programme and click on Registration (Iscrizione) and then on Register (Iscriviti)

Ignore the option "Exam session date” that appears during the enrolment procedure.


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