Introduction to Occupational Health, October - CURRENTLY FULL
Fernando G. Benavides (Pompeu Fabra University, Barcelona – Spain)
ResponsibleFernando G. Benavides (Pompeu Fabra University, Barcelona – Spain) Scientific programmeOccupational health, as part of public health, has the goal to promote and protect the workers\' health. Work is one of the basic determinants of health. Occupation has a profound influence, both negative (injury, illness) and positive (welfare, social identity), on health. At the same time, health bears directly on the work, and its impact can be either positive (productivity) or negative (absences due to disability). The course “Introduction to Occupational Health” represents a unique opportunity to learn and/or refresh fundamental concepts regarding the main health problems affecting employees from a public health perspective. This course has five sessions (two hours each) and addresses:1) Welfare state and occupational health;2) Precarious employment and health;3) Evaluation of interventions aimed at prevention of occupational injuries;4) Recording and notification of occupational diseases;5) Evaluation of sickness absence management policies. The number of participants is limited to 50 participants.For whomStudents of health-related fields and health professionalsLanguageEnglish
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Free course (but registration is mandatory)
Days 10, 13, 20, 24 and 27 October 2014, from 5:00pm to 7:00pm
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