78851 - 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 Reduced inequalities

Academic Year 2021/2022

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course, the students will be able to describe the general concepts of the Occupational Medicine and occupational hygiene.

Course contents

1. Basic principles in occupational hygiene: 

2. Human physiology and industrial diseases 

3. Fundamentals of toxicology 

4. Adverse effects of chemical risks: 

5. Assessment of health risks 

6. Measurement of airborne contaminants 

7. Hygiene standards and occupational exposure limits 

8. Biological monitoring and health surveillance: 

9. Noise 

10. Thermal environment. (Principles, evaluation and control) 

11. Optical 

12. non-Ionizing radiation

13. Ionizing radiation 

14. Careers in occupational hygiene


Student manual: Basic principles in occupational hygiene. Occupational Hygiene Training Association. www.OHlearning.com July 2019

Teaching methods

Classroom lectures, videos, role plays, and practical excercises using occupational hygiene tools ( sonometer, soundmeter apps, luxometer, air sampling tools) 

Assessment methods

Multiple choice tests, or short written responses to a few questions.

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