cod. 02782

Academic year 2021/22
2° year of course - First semester
Academic discipline
Medicina del lavoro (MED/44)
"scienze della prevenzione nell'ambiente e nei luoghi di lavoro"
Type of training activity
14 hours
of face-to-face activities
2 credits
hub: PARMA
course unit

Learning objectives

Understand the meaning of industrial hygiene, which is the discipline that deals with the identification, evaluation and control, also for the purposes of prevention and eventual reclamation, of environmental chemical and physical factors deriving from industrial activity, present inside and outside work environments, which can alter the health and well-being of workers and the population.
In particular, occupational hygiene has as its main object the study and intervention on risk factors in the workplace, related to the determination of pathologies of professional origin.



Course unit content

The course provides the basic information necessary to perform the profession of industrial hygienist.

Full programme

Risk analysis, assessment and management tools (Concepts and definitions of Danger, Risk, Exposure and Susceptibility; Environmental monitoring; Biological monitoring; Health surveillance; The guiding values ​​for interpreting environmental monitoring data: OEL, TLV, MAK
The guiding values ​​for interpreting biological monitoring: reference values, action levels, limit values ​​that can be used individually or in groups


Lezioni di medicina del lavoro. Eds. Berti.

Teaching methods

Lectures will be held on-site in compliance with safety standards, provided that further instructions on the ongoing health emergency are not implemented. Supporting material will be available on the specific, student-reserved platform (Teams or Elly) and will include slide presentations, audio-video aids or video-recording of the lectures.

Assessment methods and criteria

Oral examination.
In case of the persistence of the health emergency, the exams will be conducted remotely, as follows:
remote oral questions, through the Teams platform (guide
Students with SLD / BSE must first contact Le Eli-che: support for students with disabilities, D.S.A., B.E.S. (

Other information

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