00699 - Occupational Medicine

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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 Decent work and economic growth

Academic Year 2021/2022

Learning outcomes

Aim of the course is to:

  • Get familiar with general concepts of Occupational Medicine
  • Have a good knowledge of the normative and basic principles of work safety and health
  • Recognize the epidemiology of the most common occupational diseases

Course contents

Part A: General concepts related to Occupational Medicine

  • Introduction to Occupational Medicine (history, statistics, aims)
  • Reference legislative frame. The role of the occupational physician
  • Classification of occupational risk factors (physical, chemical, biological agents, biomechanical and relational factors)
  • Introduction to occupational toxicology and hygiene

Part B: Occupational diseases

  • Work-related muscoloskeletal disorders
  • Occupational cancers
  • Stress-related diseases (bullying, mobbing, and burnout)
  • Work, fertility and pregnancy

Part C: Occupational risk factors in the healthcare setting

  • Biomechanical overload
  • Chemical risk
  • Biological risk
  • Skin diseases and asthma


Enrico Pira, Canzio Romano, Paolo Carrer. Manuale di Medicina del Lavoro. Edizioni Minerva Medica, Torino, 2021

Teaching materials (accessible through VIRTUALE platform)

Teaching methods


Assessment methods

Multiple choice test

Teaching tools

Whiteboard, PC, video projector

Links to further information


Office hours

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