Running nose and breathlessness fits

Concise description:

This lesson presents a practical case in occupational medicine, and is meant for medical students. It describes a patient with complaints and work history in a bakery. The lesson is fully interactive and consists of 31 slides. The slides contain descriptive texts, questions and feedback, and illustrative pictures and movies. Certain terms used are explained. The lesson leads the learner through the processes of making a diagnosis, prescribing proper tests, interpreting test results, reporting, and formulating treatment and preventive measures.

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English Spanish German Polish, Romanian
Original Authors:
Reichert J., Radon K., Scharrer E., Nowak D.; for the Spanish version also Bellido M.
Original affiliation, ownership:
Institute and Outpatient Clinic for Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich, Germany
Year of publication:
Not indicated
Charge for use or free:
Free of charge
Biological Chemical Diseases (ICD-10) Manufacturing Respiratory diseases Risks at work Sector of Industry (NACE) Wholesale and Retail Trade
Target group(s):
  • graduate students
Usefulness for non-OSH-expert professionals:
Has to be studied
Time demand to complete the lesson or course:
1 hour

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