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EMUTOM Psychosocial risk factors

EMUTOM (European Module for Undergraduate Teaching of Occupational Medicine)

Effects of work: psychosocial – mental aspects

Concise description

This EMUTOM lesson contains educational materials about psychosocial and mental aspects of work. The prevalence and incidence of work-related mental disorders in the working population are described. After this lesson you can give examples of relevant psychosocial risk factors at work and you can describe work conditions relevant in relation to mental health. You know how to take an occupational history in workers with mental disorders focused on psychosocial risk factors and you know how to give advice on actions to prevent and manage work-related mental disorders.

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English, Spanish

Original Authors:

Dr K Nieuwenhuijsen

Original affiliation, ownership:

Public and Occupational Health, University Medical Center Amsterdam

Year of publication:


Charge for use or free:

Free of charge


Target group(s):

graduate students, non-OSH-expert professionals, OSH experts; or in training

Usefulness for non-OSH-expert professionals:

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

Time demand to complete the lesson or course:

1 day


This lesson is part of the EMUTOM module. In total the EMUTOM module contains 9 lessons

Intellectual property and copyright:

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