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OCCUPATIONAL MEDICINE

CODE 67512
ACADEMIC YEAR 2021/2022
CREDITS
  • 6 cfu during the 5th year of 8745 MEDICINA E CHIRURGIA(LM-41) - GENOVA
  • SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR MED/44
    LANGUAGE Italian
    TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
  • SEMESTER 1° Semester
    MODULES This unit is a module of:
    TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

    OVERVIEW

    legislation, prevention, safety and risks in the work field.

    major occupational diseases

    AIMS AND CONTENT

    LEARNING OUTCOMES

    Principles of bioethics; ethical-legal principles in the exercise of the healthcare profession; legal figures of the doctor; fundaments of legality in the medical act; obligations, powers and rights of the physician; medical and legal issues relating to the penal and civil law provisions of the medical profession; notions about social and private insurances; theories of forensic tantalgia for the diagnosis of death causes and notions of medical-legal pathology in the context of differential diagnosis between different forms of traumatic lesion. Knowledge of the major diseases of professional interest also in their social and preventive aspects. Protection, prevention and health care elements in work environments.

    AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

    Knowledge of the major diseases of professional interest in their social and preventive aspects. Prevention, protection and health in work environments. General concepts of industrial hygiene and occupational toxicology. The role and tasks of the competent medical practitioner. Overview of major occupational diseases, work-related illnesses and work-related injuries. Radiation safety concepts. Legislation and activities related to work hygiene, health surveillance of workers and the privileged protection of occupational diseases. 

    At the end of the lessons the student will be able to know and understand the legislative elements on prevention and safety in the workplace. They will be able to know, understand and apply procedures in the field of prevention and health protection against specific risks of professional cause, with positive implications also in the practice of professionalising internship.

    TEACHING METHODS

    Lectures in plenary hall

    SYLLABUS/CONTENT

    Introduction to Occupational Medicine: definition, workfield, Evidence Based Occupational Health and occupational perspectives.

    Risk assessment, safety and prevention in the workplace and health surveillance of workers.

    Prevention of biological risk in the workfield: measures - personal protective equipment (PPE) and vaccinations.

    Management of biological injuries with parenteral pathogens in the workfield.

    Gender medicine in the workfield: pregnancy and work.

    Professional pneumothorax.

    Professional tumors: definition, clinical and diagnostic.

    Laboratory of Industrial Hygiene and Occupational Toxicology: from the monitoring of the workplace to the biological workplace of workers at work-related risk.

    Diseases from physical agents: noise hypoacusia and technopathy from vibrating instruments.

    Ionizing and non-ionizing radiations, electromagnetic fields and artificial optical radiation.

    Diseases from chemical agents: organic compounds and heavy metals.

    Professional dermatitis.

    Principles of ergonomics, microclimate and work at the video terminal.

    Night work, related stress work and violence at workplaces.

    Cardiopathy, diabetes and work.

    Biomechanical overload pathologies: low back pain, lumbar vertebral pathology and upper limbs.

    Lifestyles in the current work environment: smoking, nutrition, alcohol, narcotics, sleeping hygiene (eg, OSAS).

    Accidents and occupational diseases.

     

    RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

    Alessio L; Franco G; Tomei F – Trattato di Medicina del Lavoro. Piccin; 2015

    TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

    Exam Board

    PAOLO DURANDO (President)

    ALESSANDRO BONSIGNORE

    GUGLIELMO DINI

    ANDREA MOLINELLI

    GABRIELE ROCCA

    CAMILLA TETTAMANTI

    FRANCESCO VENTURA (President and Coordinator of Integrated Course)

    LESSONS

    Class schedule

    All class schedules are posted on the EasyAcademy portal.

    EXAMS

    EXAM DESCRIPTION

    Written exam. The student will have to answer, in a short and exhaustive manner, in a maximum of 45 minutes, to three open-question exercises.

    ASSESSMENT METHODS

    The exam is developed with the aim of assessing the cognitive learning of basic knowledge about current regulations in the work environment, with the distinction between obligations and rights of the various people involved, and those specific to occupational hazards and related occupational diseases.

    Exam schedule

    Date Time Location Type Notes
    10/01/2022 09:00 GENOVA Scritto + Orale Scritto Medicina del Lavoro 10 Gennaio 2022 ore 9:00 modalità in corso di definizione Orale Medicina Legale 13 Gennaio 2022 ore 9:00 modalità in corso di definizione
    28/01/2022 09:00 GENOVA Scritto + Orale Scritto Medicina del Lavoro 28 Gennaio 2022 ore 9:00 via Teams Orale Medicina Legale 31 Gennaio 2022 ore 9:00 via Teams
    11/02/2022 09:00 GENOVA Scritto + Orale Scritto Medicina del Lavoro 11 Febbraio 2022 ore 9:00 via Teams Orale Medicina Legale 14 Febbraio 2022 ore 9:00 via Teams
    25/02/2022 09:00 GENOVA Scritto + Orale Scritto Medicina del Lavoro 25 Febbraio 2022 ore 9:00 via Teams Orale Medicina Legale 28 Febbraio 2022 ore 9:00 via Teams
    20/05/2022 09:00 GENOVA Scritto + Orale Scritto Medicina del Lavoro 20 Maggio 2022 ore 9:00 modalità in corso di definizione Orale Medicina Legale 23 Maggio 2022 ore 9:00 modalità in corso di definizione
    10/06/2022 09:00 GENOVA Scritto + Orale Scritto Medicina del Lavoro 10 Giugno 2022 ore 9:00 modalità in corso di definizione Orale Medicina Legale 13 Giugno 2022 ore 9:00 modalità in corso di definizione
    24/06/2022 09:00 GENOVA Scritto + Orale Scritto Medicina del Lavoro 24 Giugno 2022 ore 9:00 modalità in corso di definizione Orale Medicina Legale 27 Giugno 2022 ore 9:00 modalità in corso di definizione
    15/07/2022 09:00 GENOVA Scritto + Orale Scritto Medicina del Lavoro 15 Luglio 2022 ore 9:00 modalità in corso di definizione Orale Medicina Legale 18 Luglio 2022 ore 9:00 modalità in corso di definizione
    23/09/2022 09:00 GENOVA Scritto + Orale Scritto Medicina del Lavoro 23 Settembre 2022 ore 9:00 modalità in corso di definizione Orale Medicina Legale 26 Settembre 2022 ore 9:00 modalità in corso di definizione