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EMUTOM – European Module for Teaching of Occupational Medicine

The material is a 5-day course designed for undergraduate medical students to improve their knowledge of and attitudes to the relation between work and health. The material provides a general introduction, including definitions, descriptions and legal aspects in some European countries. Besides, it teaches the effects of chemical, biological, physical, ergonomic and psychosocial work factors on health. Separate modules teach about fitness for work, the consequence of illness, how return to work can be actively supported, and promoting workplace health.

The course is meant for both teachers and students. For the teacher, a separate manual is provided, including suggestions for the daily course set-up and for making choices in emphasizing parts of the content. Besides, ready to use Powerpoint presentations  are given. The material also contains self-assessment exercises and feedback on them, and student assignments.

The full course is available in both English and Spanish, and can be used for free. No subscription is needed.


English, Spanish

Original Authors:

Various authors of the EMUTOM partnership, coordinated by prof. dr. Lutgart Braeckman of Ghent University, Belgium

Original affiliation, ownership:

EMUTOM international partnership

Year of publication:


Charge for use or free:

Free of charge


Target group(s):

Usefulness for non-OSH-expert professionals:

More or less useful for non-OSH-expert professionals in health care or other sectors; or in training

Time demand to complete the lesson or course:

Five days


Preferably to use in blended learning forms, mixed with face-to-face education.

Intellectual property and copyright:

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