Summer school : Global occupational and environmental determinants of disease

Organised by: 
University of Brescia, school of medicine, Summer school
July 10 to July 14, 2017
Begin Date: 
Monday, July 10, 2017
Viale Europa, 11, 25123 Brescia BS, Italy

Summer school : Global occupational and environmental determinants of disease
A multidisciplinary approach for prevention

From July 10 to July 14, 2017

Participants include professionals in occupational and environmental health, medical residents, physicians, researchers, private consultants and public officials in various fields of Public Health and Industrial Hygiene. We are proud to provide scholarships to students from developing countries thanks to the generous support from the International program at our university.

In addition, we offer our participants the exciting opportunity to publish their articles in a special issue of the Annals Of Global Health, dedicated to Global Occupational and Environmental Health, which will be published annually.

The main topic is global occupational and environmental determinants of disease and the need for multidisciplinary approach as a key for prevention. Various educational aspects of Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) are considered and new advances in e-learning and communication technology are also discussed.  The organization of OHS services is regarded as another important aspect of the course. New emerging work-related diseases are explained and focused on methodological aspects which are capable of detecting unrecognized health hazards.

Students will work in afternoon small groups with the professors to discuss the morning presentations and will also prepare group presentations to the class during the week-long course. In this way a better understanding of the topic is achieved through small group problem solving skills,  and the one-on-one contact with the professors in a relaxed, yet challenging environment.

Teaching methods and activities:

  • Presentations by presenters
  • Interactive lectures and group discussions
  • Group presentations with feedback from class
  • Computer lab work
  • 2 field trips: a factory and a hospital department tours

Venue:  University of Brescia, Italy

Maximum number of participants is 40 including undergraduates, graduate students, researchers, and professionals.

Monday - Friday;  8:30 - 12:30:  Lectures and 14:00 - 17:00:  Group work in computer lab

The course is accredited with ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System)

Completion Certificate with full time attendance.

English is the official language of the course.