00699 - Occupational Medicine (AK-A)

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This teaching activity contributes to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN 2030 Agenda.

Good health and well-being Reduced inequalities

Academic Year 2018/2019

Learning outcomes

Aims of the course:

  • To present the general concepts of the occupational medicine;
  • To present the most common occupational diseases;
  • To introduce the diagnostic framework and the management of selected occupational diseases.

Course contents

  • Introduction to occupational medicine
  • Reference legislative frame. The role of the occupational physician.
  • Classification of occupational risk factors
  • Introduction to occupational toxicology and hygiene
  • Work-related cancers I: general concepts, neoplasm that are frequently caused by occupational risk factor
  • Work-related cancers II: high incidence neoplasms also related to occupational risk factor
  • Musculoskeletal disorders
  • Metal toxicit
  • Toxicity of aromatic solvents, aliphatic solvents, and ketones
  • Endocrine disruptors
  • Work-related skin disorders
  • Occupational hearing loss
  • Work-related respiratory disease
  • Reproductive hazards in the workplace.
  • Occupational medicine in the healthcare work setting
  • Psychosocial risk factors in the workplace. Models for job-stress. Bullying, mobbing, and burnout


Mutti A and Corradi M. Lezioni di Medicina del Lavoro. Nuova Editrice Berti, 2014.

LaDou J and Harrison R. Current Occupational and Environmental Medicine (5th ed.). McGraw-Hill Education, 2014

Teaching methods

Classroom lectures.

Assessment methods

Multiple choice tests including questions from the other domains of the course.

Teaching tools

If needed, they will be distributed directly or via the university website.

Links to further information


Office hours

See the website of Francesco Saverio Violante