Breathless: a lesson in diagnosis and treatment of occupational respiratory diseases

Concise description:

This lesson presents a practical case in occupational medicine, and is meant for medical students. It guides through the process of proper diagnosis of two different types of occupational lung diseases, related to meat production and glasshouse work. The lesson emphasizes the right diagnosis on basis of prescribing proper tests and gives clues for treatment. The lesson is fully interactive and consists of 26 slides. The slides contain descriptive texts, questions and feedback, and illustrative pictures and movies. Certain terms used are explained.

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Language(s):
English
Original Authors:
Monsó, E.; Sanz, J.;Garcia-Olivé, I.
Original affiliation, ownership:
Hospital Germans Trias i Pujol, Badalona, Barcelona, Spain Ownership: NeTWoRM partners in Germany, England, France, Spain and The Netherlands. Corresponding address: Institute and Outpatient Clinic for Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich, Germany.
Year of publication:
2007
Charge for use or free:
Free of charge
Categories:
Agriculture, Forestry & Fishing Biological Chemical Diseases (ICD-10) Manufacturing Respiratory diseases Risks at work Sector of Industry (NACE)
Target group(s):
  • graduate students
Usefulness for non-OSH-expert professionals:
Has to be studied
Certificate:
No
Time demand to complete the lesson or course:
1 hour
Comments:

Virtualpatient-Work.Net, authored by experts in the field, is an e-learning platform offering English, Spanish and German virtual patients in Occupational Medicine (OM), free of charge. You can find a flyer on the program at : http://www.networm-online.eu/sites/default/files/flyer_virtualpatient-work.net__online_version__2___1.pdf .
The lessons can be completed online for free. No material may be copied. During the session, some private data will be stored. The learning materials can only be used if the user accepts these conditions prior to attending the online lesson.

Intellectual property and copyright:

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