General information about EMUTOM
EMUTOM (European Module for Undergraduate Teaching of Occupational Medicine) is a (blended) learning module for medical students and ‘people who need to manage or advice’ on work and health topics. EMUTOM contains a syllabus, teaching materials, assignments and self-assessment exercises. In blended format the EMUTOM course takes about 5 days. The module is offered in English and Spanish. Translations in other languages are a good option. EMUTOM was developed in close cooperation between 5 European Universities: Gent Belgium, Rouen France, Timisoara Romania, Belgrade Serbia and Amsterdam The Netherlands. The project was funded by the European Union, Life Long Learning Programme. The EMUTOM course, developed between 2010 and 2012, is still of value in current education. Nevertheless, information might be not fully up-to-date. The EMUTOM module contains 4 major chapters: Introduction, Effects of work, Fitness for work and Health promotion. Each chapter contains several sub-chapters. For the LDOH library we present and describe each chapter separately and a few subchapters.
Concise description of the Introduction lesson of EMUTOM
This EMUTOM lesson introduces the basic principles and practices of occupational medicine and occupational safety and health in Europe. Practices outside Europe might be different, but most materials might still be useful in other regions. Definitions are explained as well as the relevance of activities such as the prevention of occupational diseases and the support of return-to-work programs. The lesson is relevant for medical students, for professionals working in health care and for non-professionals interested in the relation between work and health. The materials are also useful for (medical and safety) educators as the lesson contains directly applicable study materials for your students.
This introduction is the start of the EMUTOM module. You can find all lessons of EMUTOM in the LDOH library of education in OSH (Occupational Safety and Health).
The lesson contains a syllabus text, a chapter about national structure, law and roles, a self-assessment exercise, feedback on the exercise, a student assignment, documentation and a PowerPoint file. This lesson takes about one day to complete. After completion of the lesson, you will be able to explain the two-ways-relationship between work and health, the most important hazards and risk factors in the work environment and the multidisciplinary approach of occupational health in Europe. The lesson is given in English and Spanish. The responsible author of this lesson is Prof Lutgart Braeckman of Gent University, Belgium.