EMUTOM: physics and ergonomics

EMUTOM (European Module for Undergraduate Teaching of Occupational Medicine) Effects of work: physics and ergonomics Concise description This EMUTOM lesson contains educational materials about musculoskeletal health problems e.g. low back pain. It describes the work-related physical risk factors and potential preventive measures for work-related musculoskeletal complaints. After this lesson you understand the difference between work-related […]

Virtual Patients: Ergonomics IV. Computer workplace

This Virtual Patients lesson is relevant for medical students and professionals working in health care. After this lesson, you are able to identify the most important ergonomic tips and guidelines about arranging the computer work station (Desk, Monitor, Keyboard, Mouse, Chair…), to define software ergonomics, to assess the ergonomic status of your own computer workplace […]

Virtual Patients: Occupational accident international

This Virtual Patients lesson is relevant for medical students and professionals working in health care. In this lesson, you are welcome in the Workers hospital in Santiago de Chile. You will learn how Mr. Valdez suffers from a severe occupational accident, and how he is treated. An international team of doctors consists of a head […]

Virtual Patients: Lower Back Pain

This Virtual Patients lesson concerns the situation of three workers, coming from Brazil, Chile and Germany, who all suffer from low backpain. During the lesson information is given about all the causing factors of low backpain. Besides, the lesson helps to understand the pathology and meganisms of job control in relation to stress related health […]

Raising awareness in musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs)

This lesson raises awareness on the stages of musculoskeletal problems due to physical work. It shows examples in pictures of various situations (mainly in an industrial setting) and gives tips for improvement and prevention. It is designed primarily for workers themselves, and their managers or supervisors. The lesson consists of a free-of-charge online interactive material […]

Manual Material Handling / Manipulación Manual de Cargas

A bilingual (Spanish and English) training module for employers with Hispanic workers. The goal is to increase the awareness that material handling is the cause of a large number of injuries and illnesses. It is learned to identify the most common unsafe material handling practices leading to the injuries and illnesses. The module gives also […]

Ergonomics essentials

This course gives insight into the relation between the working human and his/her workplace, tools, handling of materials, and environment. It will deal with all those aspects that make work easier, more healthy and efficient, if applied in the right way. It will bring understanding why physical work may parallel a risk for health, especially […]