Virtual Patients: Workplace Survey

Concise description:

This Virtual Patient lesson Workplace Survey presents a practical case in occupational medicine and is meant for medical students. It guides through and teaches the process of making a workplace survey in the specific situation of a chemical laboratory (however, some information can also be applied in other types of workplaces). The lesson emphasized possible exposure to chemical substances and physical work load. The lesson is fully interactive and consists of 14 cards. The cards contain descriptive texts, questions and feedback, and illustrative pictures and movies. Certain terms used are explained.

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Original Authors:
Melart P., Mukala K.
Original affiliation, ownership:
Clinical centre of the University of Munich Institute of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Munich, Germany
Year of publication:
Charge for use or free:
Free of charge
Chemical Domains, Instruments and Tools for OSH Employment conditions Ergonomical Healthcare & Social Assistance Occupational (Safety and) Health Personal protective equipment
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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