EMUTOM Effects of work: toxicological agents and chemicals
This EMUTOM lesson contains the basic knowledge of occupational toxicology, chemical exposures at the workplace and the principles of environmental and biological monitoring. Examples are given on how to manage potential cases of occupational poisoning.
After completing this lesson, you will be able to recognize adverse health effects of workplace exposure to chemicals and to consider the diagnosis occupational poisoning. You will also be able to find reliable sources of information on chemical health effects and prevention.
Subchapters in this lesson:
- Information sources on hazardous substances (e.g. https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov)
- Routes of exposure
- Exposure assessment (environmental and biological monitoring)
Occupational toxicology of
- Mineral dusts
- Organic solvents
Prevention of toxic effects of hazardous substances
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. It is offered in English and Spanish. 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 the (sub)chapters separately.