Occupational health and safety (2020/2021)

Course code
4S01695
Name of lecturer
Stefano Porru
Coordinator
Stefano Porru
Number of ECTS credits allocated
9
Academic sector
MED/44 - OCCUPATIONAL MEDICINE
Language of instruction
Italian
Location
VERONA
Period
1° periodo di lezioni dal Sep 28, 2020 al Dec 14, 2020.

Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

To acquire knowledge and understanding on the main laws, rules and regulations regarding health and safety, prevention and health promotion in workplaces, also with reference to groups or conditions of vulnerability (e.g., susceptible workers, females, migrants, aging workers).
To acquire, through field examples, knowledge and understanding about general principles of occupational health, risk assessment, health surveillance, fitness for work, health education, with reference to different risk factors (chemicals, physical agents, biohazards, ergonomics, organization and psychosocial factors, injuries).
Attention will be dedicated to let the student acquire knowledge and understanding about the roles of the different professionals and institutions committed to prevention, both in the individual workplace and in the national health system, as well as insurance and compensation aspects as related to work-related diseases and injuries.
Attention will be dedicated to let the student acquire knowledge and understanding about the roles of the different professionals and institutions committed to prevention, both in the individual workplace and in the national health system, as well as insurance and compensation aspects as related to work-related diseases and injuries.
The course aims at gaining awareness and skill to apply knowledge and understanding within the practical, professional legal activities, with special reference to methodological ability of analysing a specific issue about health and safety in workplaces and to elaborate appropriate solutions for the user.

Syllabus

• General principles of occupational health and safety and prevention in workplaces
• Occupational hazards and risks
• Work-related diseases. Causality
• Occupational injuries
• National laws, rules and regulations on prevention, health and safety in the workplace
• Occupational health and safety professionals and institutions
• Risk assessment
• Health surveillance. Fitness for work
• Alcohol, drugs and the workplace
• Medico-legal obligations.

TEACHING METHODS
The course will be conducted by means of lectures, with constant pursue of students’ involvement in concept elaboration, and to acquire lexicon and methodology, with ample time for discussion and interaction. Lectures will include practical examples from the field, as well as discussion arising from case studies.

TEACHING MATERIALS/REFERENCES
1) Normativa attuale. Cantoni S. In: Trattato di Medicina del Lavoro. Alessio L, Franco G, Tomei F. Editori. Piccin Nuova Libraria, Padova, 2015, Capitolo 4, pag. 51-60.
2) La Medicina del lavoro: medicina e salute occupazionale. Alessio L, Franco G. In: Trattato di Medicina del Lavoro. Alessio L, Franco G, Tomei F. Editori. Piccin Nuova Libraria, Padova, 2015, Capitolo 5, pag. 63-73.
3) Valutazione del rischio. Manno M, Cavallo DM, Cattaneo A. In: Trattato di Medicina del Lavoro. Alessio L, Franco G, Tomei F. Editori. Piccin Nuova Libraria, Padova, 2015, Capitolo 15, pag. 209-227.
4) Principio di precauzione. Arici C, Franco G. In: Trattato di Medicina del Lavoro. Alessio L, Franco G, Tomei F. Editori. Piccin Nuova Libraria, Padova, 2015, Capitolo 16, pag.229-232.
5) Sorveglianza sanitaria. Soleo L, Basso A, Lovreglio P. In: Trattato di Medicina del Lavoro. Alessio L, Franco G, Tomei F. Editori. Piccin Nuova Libraria, Padova, 2015, Capitolo 23, pag. 317-333.
6) Evoluzione della normativa in tema di salute e sicurezza. Cantoni S. In: Trattato di Medicina del Lavoro. Alessio L, Franco G, Tomei F. Editori. Piccin Nuova Libraria, Padova, 2015, Capitolo 34, pag. 437-447.
7) Strutture Pubbliche. Saretto G. Toffoletto F. In: Trattato di Medicina del Lavoro. Alessio L, Franco G, Tomei F. Editori. Piccin Nuova Libraria, Padova, 2015, Capitolo 35, pag. 449-460.
8) Funzioni dei servizi pubblici. Introduzione. Tomei F, Caciari T. In: Trattato di Medicina del Lavoro. Alessio L, Franco G, Tomei F. Editori. Piccin Nuova Libraria, Padova, 2015, Capitolo 36, pag. 461-462.
9) Funzioni dei servizi pubblici. Malattie professionali: emersione, prevenzione e organo di vigilanza. Bosco MG. In: Trattato di Medicina del Lavoro. Alessio L, Franco G, Tomei F. Editori. Piccin Nuova Libraria, Padova, 2015, Capitolo 38, pag. 469-476.
10) Funzioni dei servizi pubblici. Prevenzione infortuni e organo di vigilanza. Pizzutelli G. In: Trattato di Medicina del Lavoro. Alessio L, Franco G, Tomei F. Editori. Piccin Nuova Libraria, Padova, 2015, Capitolo 40, pag. 483-488.
11) Aspetti medico-legali della professione. Montanari Vergallo G, Gulino M, Frati P. In: Alessio L, Franco G, Tomei F, Trattato di Medicina del lavoro, Piccin, Padova, 2015, cap. 45, pp. 525-539.
12) Ruolo del medico del lavoro nella prevenzione degli infortuni. Porru S, Arici C. In: Alessio L, Franco G, Tomei F, Trattato di Medicina del lavoro, Piccin, Padova, 2015, cap. 46, pp. 541-550.
13) Relazioni professionali intra-ed extra-aziendali del medico competente. Biggi N, Farina G. In: Trattato di Medicina del Lavoro. Alessio L, Franco G, Tomei F. Editori. Piccin Nuova Libraria, Padova, 2015, Capitolo 50, pag. 579-589.
14) Sistema assicurativo. Bonifaci G, Naldini S. In: Alessio L, Franco G, Tomei F, Trattato di Medicina del lavoro, Piccin, Padova, 2015, cap. 55, pp. 621-630.
15) Rischi tradizionali, attuali, emergenti. Alessio L, Farina G. In: Trattato di Medicina del Lavoro. Alessio L, Franco G, Tomei F. Editori. Piccin Nuova Libraria, Padova, 2015, Capitolo 60, pag. 671-679.
16) Patologie da stress. Perbellini L, Romeo L, Goio I, Baldo M. In: Trattato di Medicina del Lavoro. Alessio L, Franco G, Tomei F. Editori. Piccin Nuova Libraria, Padova, 2015, Capitolo 152, pag.1743-1756.
17) Idee, riflessioni e strumenti operativi per un “nuovo” ruolo del medico competente. Porru S, Scotto di Carlo A, Arici C. Giornale Italiano di Medicina del Lavoro ed Ergonomia 2010, 32(4):437-440.


GENERAL NOTE: students are advised to consult laws and regulations about health and safety at work currently in force at the moment of the final assessment.

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Tomei F, Candura SM, Sannolo N, Sartorelli P, Costa G, perbellini L, Larese Filon F, Maestrelli P, Magrini A, Bartolucci GB, Ricci S. Manuale di Medicina del Lavoro Piccin Nuova libraria S.p.A. Padova 2019 978-88-299-2902-3

Assessment methods and criteria

The examination will be for all students – both attending and non-attending - a written multiple-choice questionnaire (about 30 questions in 60 minutes). The final evaluation will be expressed in thirtieths.