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DAS Work+Health

C2: Determinants of occupational diseases and work-related health problems

Module Description


Occupational diseases have a wide variety of phenotypes and sometimes only become apparent several decades after actual exposure. In other cases, the association between work-related exposure and the development of clinical symptoms and diseases is not obvious at first glance. In this module, students learn to identify and describe the evidence and relevance of work-caused and work-associated health problems. They also acquire the skills necessary to find and analyze the relevant literature concerning occupational health problems.

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

  • Understand the main determinants of occupational and work-related diseases as well as the individual and organizational health resources
  • Conduct effective literature research and identify the relevant publications
  • Make the critical appraisal of publications
  • Assess the overall evidence of an occupational disease or exposure according to the most relevant guidelines
  • Write a simple review


  • Overview of the major occupational health problems and their risk factors
  • Occupational health research and study design
  • Concept of causality
  • Observational versus interventional studies in occupational health
  • Most common bias and errors in occupational health research
  • Literature search, systematic reviews and meta-analysis

Dates and location

07-10 March 2022 in Lausanne

Registration Deadline

05 February 2022


CHF 2,720.–

Weiterführende Informationen

Module C2: location

Unisanté - DSTE
Dpt Santé au Travail et Environnement
Secteur Croisettes - Bâtiment SC-B
Rte de la Corniche 2
1066 Epalinges