OM1: Occupational diseases and work-related health problems

Module Description:


Occupational diseases have a large variety of phenotypes and sometimes only become apparent several decades after actual exposure. In other cases, the association of work-related exposure and the development of clinical symptoms and diseases are not obvious at first glance. In this module, students learn to diagnose occupational diseases and recognize work-related health problems of individuals and groups.

Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:

  • Diagnose frequent occupational diseases
  • Know and apply the tools for determining occupational diseases and work-related health problems
  • Deal with complex cases concerning occupational diseases and work-related health problems in individuals and groups


  • Legal definitions
  • Insurance conditions
  • Heuristics of making a diagnosis
  • Most important occupational diseases
  • Methods and instruments for data collection on health outcomes and exposure
  • Outline and elements of written reports

Dates and location

5–7 September and 12–14 September 2016 in Lausanne

Registration Deadline

26 June 2016


CHF 4,080.–