Environmental and Occupational Health Seminar
1. Understand subjects related with Occupational and Environmental Health as a global public health matter;
2. Characterize the influences of environmental and occupational risk factors on human health and the interrelationships between environmental and genetic inheritance;
3. Plan and evaluate actions, activities and programs for the prevention of environmental and occupational risks in the context of Public Health policies;
4. Participate in the characterization of the influence exerted by environmental and occupational hazards on health and understanding its pathophysiology;
5. Participate in technological innovation processes intervening in the development of a healthier and safer environment;
6. Know and understand the prevention technologies of occupational and environmental hazards on health of populations and individuals.
Weekly - Available soon
Total - 146
Frequency of the Doctoral Program in Public Health
– ACOEM – A Practical approach to Occupational and Environmental Medicine. USA: Library of Congress, 2nd ed., 1994.
– BARRY S. LEVY; DAVID H. WEGMAN – Occupational Health: recognizing and preventing work-related disease and injury. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 4th ed., 2000.
– Santé Canada – “La Santé et l’ Environment”, Santé Canada. Otawa, 1999.
– World Health Organisation – “Environmental Health in Emergency and disasters”, the Organisation. Geneva, 2002.
– Comissão Científica do Programa de Doutoramento: Guião do protocolo de tese de doutoramento, 2014
– Distant learning (e-learning);
– Case-studies, literature systematic review;
– Tutorial supervision of the development of a project.
- Theoretical component (6 ECTS): tutorial learning and individual student works.
- Component on the preparation of the doctoral thesis protocol (6ECTS): Presentation of the protocol before a jury composed of the Seminar Coordinator, the tutor and a member of the scientific committee of the doctoral program. To be admitted to the thesis phase the student must have in this component a minimum grade of 14.
1. The Environmental and Occupational Health in the context of Public Health; International Reference Documents; Environmental and Occupational Health in public policies; Indicators of Environmental and Occupational Health;
2. Risk Factors for Health arising from environmental matrices: water, air and soil - chemical factors, physical and microbiological agents;
3. Risk assessment and management of occupational diseases: a job analysis; diagnosis of risk situations, selecting the most appropriate indicators and planning, control and prevention programs. The concepts of "health surveillance" and "environmental monitoring" inserted in occupational hazards prevention programs;
4. Concepts of (in)acceptability of risk. The concept of ALARP. The concepts of individual and surveillance of exposed persons, including health and environmental monitoring;
5. Weaknesses of study methodologies. New occupational diseases related to the environment: increased problems for its prevention.
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