Work and technology on human terms

Work and technology on human terms: a free online course about work environment The course is about how to design work and technology so that these correspond better to human terms. The purpose of this online course is to contribute to safer and healthier workplaces as well as to maintain or improve organisational performance. Target group: The […]

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 […]

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 […]

General introduction to occupational health. Module 1: Occupational hygiene

This module is the first of a two year course for the Postgraduate Diploma in Occupational Health. It teaches the principles of Occupational Hygiene at an academic level. It will provide knowledge to become familiar with the discipline of Occupational Hygiene, and will develop special competences in health risk assessment. It will pay attention to […]

Measurement of hazardous materials

This course aims to provide a thorough understanding of the techniques for assessing exposure to hazardous substances in the workplace. Besides, it gives an understanding of how exposure information can be used to assess risks. After having followed the course, someone is able to describe the general approach to health risk assessment, select appropriate equipment, […]

Asbestos and other fibers

This free course is meant to enlarge a student’s knowledge of occupational hygiene practice in relation to fibrous dust. The course concentrates on asbestos, but other fibers are also covered. These fibers, such as machine made mineral fibers (MMMF), aramid fibers (Kevlar, Twaron), polyolefin fibers, and carbon fibers, are increasingly used in industry. The course […]

Introduction to toxicology and dose-response

This module presents an introduction to basic toxicological principles. It is explained what is meant by toxicology, some history is depicted, and basic terms as dose, dose-response and dose-effect are illustrated. In addition, various examples of toxic agents in daily life and occupation are given. A basic understanding of biology and chemistry is helpful for […]