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 […]

Violence in the workplace

‘Workplace violence is a serious issue that affects all business sectors and occupations and the safety and security of every employee and employer. This course is offered FREE of charge by CCOHS to promote the awareness of this very important issue, and as a precursor to the other Workplace Violence e-courses: Recognize the Risk and Take Action, and Establish […]

HealthWISE – Work improvement in Health Services

HealthWISE is a practical, participatory quality improvement tool for health facilities. It encourages workers and managers to work together to improve workplaces and practices with low-cost solutions. Topics include occupational safety and health, personnel management and environmental health. HealthWISE is a combined action and learning tool: the Action Manual helps initiating and sustaining changes for […]

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 […]

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: Workplace Survey

This Virtual Patient lesson Workplace Survey presents a practical case in occupational medicine and is meant for medical students and physicians-in-training for Occupational Medicine. It guides through and teaches the process of making a workplace survey in the specific situation of a chemical laboratory (however, some information can also be applied in other types of […]

Virtual Patients: A Needle Stick Injury

This Virtual Patients lesson is relevant for medical students and professionals working in health care. In this lesson, a junior doctor who works on an internal medicine ward is challenged to diagnose a patient with complaints like weight loss, tiredness, poor appetite, and pain in the legs and arms. During the process of diagnosing the […]

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: Ergnomics Case IX – Mistake

In this virtual patient lesson, the situation of a pilot of an international airline stands central. In the aviation industry, which is a high reliability organization, themes like human error, crew resource- and risk management are important. During this lesson, the pilot is flying from Zurich to Johannesburg. Of course, the pilot and his crew […]