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 […]

ToxTutor

This lesson teaches you essential principles about toxicology. Topics like dose and dose-response, toxic effects, physiology, the role of chemicals in body functions, standards and guidelines for environmental and occupational exposure, absorption, distribution and excretion are discussed. In total, ToxTutor contains 15 sections, in which per section included topics and learning objectives are described. Often […]

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 […]

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 […]

Protect Patti. Practicing personal protection (PPE)

An online module designed to help selecting personal protective equipment (PPE) for healthcare workers, to protect themselves from exposure to infectious diseases. In addition, the module supports the training in the proper use of PPE by interactive teaching of the moments and order of putting on and off of the PPE. The module also reviews […]

Control of hazardous substances

This course describes possible ways of exposure to hazardous substances in the workplace, and the basic steps to recognize and control exposure. Here, the methodologies and technologies available to control exposures and, hence, reduce risks to health are described. A considerable amount of attention is paid to ventilation systems, contamination and personal protection equipment. In […]