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.