Occupational Health


Learning outcomes of the curricular unit 

Learning outcomes:

 a)    Identify and characterize the occupational and environmental hazards;

b)    Evaluate the management of health risks contained in environmental matrices;

c)    Identify the characteristics of the reactions of human beings to environmental and occupational hazards;

d)    Understand the key concepts in Occupational Health and Safety;

e)    Understand the general model of relationships between work and disease, identifying the possible influence of occupational hazards and health and safety risks;

f)    Assess, critically, the Environmental Health and Occupational Health and Safety indicators;

g)    To identify the specific application of conceptual frameworks and operating in this area for To identify the specific application of conceptual frameworks and operating in this area for low-income countries.

General characterization





Responsible teacher

António Neves Pires de Sousa Uva


Weekly - Available soon

Total - 24

Teaching language



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          LEVY, B.S.; WEGMAN, D.H. – Occupational Health: an overview. In BARRY S. LEVY; DAVID H. WEGMAN – Occupational Health: recognizing and preventing work-related disease and injury. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 4th ed., 2000, 3-25.

          PHILIPPE SAINT MARC, JACQUES JANET – Ecologia e saúde: uma medicina para o futuro. Lisboa: Instituto Piaget, 2008.

          RAGNAR RYLANDER, ISABELLE MÉGEVAND – Introdução à medicina do ambiente. Lisboa: Instituto Piaget, 1995.

          WHO. WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION – Occupational Health Services: an overview. Edit. by Jorma Rantanen. Copenhagen: WHO Regional Office for Europe, 1990 (WHO Regional Publications/ WHO European Series nº 26).

          Confalonieri U et al. Human health. In: Parry ML et al., eds. Climate change 2007. Impacts, adaptation and vulnerability. Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2007, 391–431(Contribution of Working Group II to the Fourth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change).

Teaching method

Teaching methodologies (including evaluation)

Lessons with support projection means (powerpoint slides and other audiovisual methods).

Evaluation: continuous and attendance (20%); group work (40%) and individual final evaluation (40%)

Evaluation method

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Subject matter


1.    Occupational and Environmental Safety and Health Policies and strategies;

2.    Health, Environment, work and Development;

3.    Environmental Health indicators;

4.    Occupational Health and Safety indicators;

5. Risk factors in Environmental Health: food, soil, water, air and construction sites;

6.    Urban and Public Health;

7.    Climate Change and Public Health;

8.    Relationships work/health (disease);

9.    Ergonomic analysis of work;

10. Occupational risk assessment and management;

Occupational and Environmental Toxicology.