Alert and sentinel approaches for the identification of work-related diseases in the EU

This is a Powerpoint presentation about alert and sentinel systems for the identification of occupational diseases, published on the site of OSHA Europe, for an expert audience. The presentation¬†highlights the findings of a major project on alert and sentinel approaches to identifying emerging occupational health risks and new work-related diseases. The research will allow a […]

MOOC: Occupational Health in Developing Countries

Occupational Health in developing countries is a Massive Online Open Course (MOOC) provided by the website Future Learn. Through this website you can sign in for this present course. Following the course enables you to increase knowledge about topics like occupational health and diseases, risk factors for illness and injuries at workplaces, workplace hazards and […]

YouTube: training videos about 22 informal industries in India for Primary Health Care

The Indian Association of Occupational Health has posted 24 YouTube videos on Basic Occupational Health Services for Informal Industry via the Primary Care Ecosystem. These training videos are about 22 informal industries in India; the target group is primary health care. For example, videos pay attention to work history taking, working conditions, symptoms of health […]

Virtual Patients: Forestry worker with white fingers

This Virtual Patient lesson is a learning case about a forestry worker. He complains about fingers turning white, numbness and problems moving them properly. Besides it unables him regularly to work and causes him pain. Step by step, it is educated how a state-of-the-art diagnosis and tests should be performed. Besides, legal issues and compensation […]

Virtual Patients: Running Nose and Breathlessness fits

This lesson presents a practical case in occupational medicine, and is meant for medical students. It concerns the case of Mr. Bun who has a work history in a bakery. Since a few years he suffers from complaints like red, itching eyes, runny nose, sneezing and recently he also developed wheeze and a cough with […]

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 […]

Virtual Patients: Electroplater

This lesson is about Mr. Kirchberger, who has complaints like a nose bleedings, a blocked nose and a hole in his nasal septum. He works for an electroplating company. The cards of this lesson guide you through the diagnostic process in which you are asked to think about the physical examinations, (laboratory) tests and possible […]

Virtual patients in Occupational Medicine

Medical cases in the field of occupational medicine show how physicians, in occupational health or in clinical practice, are confronted with risk factors at work that endanger health. On the website of CASUS, 34 cases are presented in English, 17 cases in Spanish, and 17 cases in German (accessed 30 September 2021). Most cases in […]

Occupational & environmental cancer: recognition and prevention

This module teaches how to recognize occupational and environmental cancer and how to respond to this finding. It is designed for primary healthcare providers (physicians, specialists, nurses) and anyone with an interest in recognizing and preventing occupational and environmental cancer. Insights are provided into how the recognition of cancer risks can lead to prevention. Case […]

A lesson in raising awareness: Making the Occupational Link (secondary care level)

This lesson, designed more or less specifically for the situation in the UK, raises awareness for the possible occupational causes of illnesses. It stresses, interactively, the most common areas of occupational health problems, and possible sources of additional information. In addition, it teaches which questions should be asked to a person with health complaints to […]