Checking date: 28/04/2023

Course: 2023/2024

Introduction to health and safety at work
Master in Work Related Risk Prevention (Plan: 247 - Estudio: 259)


Department assigned to the subject: Social and Private International Law Department

Type: Compulsory
ECTS Credits: 3.0 ECTS


Basic understanding of work and safety from different perspectives. Ability to delimit dangers (hazards) and risks, and their influence on working conditions. Ability to establish the fundamental difference between accident and incident, occupational and work-related illnesses and their connection to preventive culture. Ability to promote an authentic culture of occupational hazard prevention among future professionals who will ensure the effective and real fulfilment of preventive obligations and will banish the merely formal or documentary fulfilment of said obligations. Ability to generally identify the institutions that will participate in prevention. Knowledge of the basic principles of preventive action, with special attention being paid to some preventive instruments. Ability to analyse the preventive instruments applied to occupational hazard prevention.
Skills and learning outcomes
Description of contents: programme
Basic aspects of preventive action. Harm derived from work: occupational accidents, occupational illnesses and other types of harm. Prevention and protection. Agents and institutions involved in occupational hazard prevention. Preventive instruments applied in prevention: risk assessment, planning preventive activity, and the Prevention Plan.
Learning activities and methodology
Lectures in which the fundamental conceptual contents the student must acquire will be developed. In addition to consulting the necessary manuals and a specific bibliography for certain matters which will be provided at the beginning of the four-month period, the student will be provided, in advance, with materials made by the professor to enable a more in-depth study of topics and the better following of explanations. These work materials will serve to introduce the debate and discussion of topics of greater interest to the both the professor and students. Practical workshops in work groups, individual case studies, analysis of videos and other documents of interest, class debates. Weekly tutoring hours.
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 60
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 40
Calendar of Continuous assessment
Basic Bibliography
  • BESTRATEN BELLOVI, M. (et. al.). Condiciones de Trabajo y Salud. Instituto Nacional de Seguridad e Higiene en el Trabajo. 2005
  • MERCADER EGUINA, J.R. (dir.). Esquemas de Prevención de Riesgos Laborales. Tomo XIV. Tirant lo Blanch.. 2008. Valencia
Additional Bibliography
  • Instituto Nacional de Seguridad e Higiene en el Trabajo. Guía Técnica "Simplificación documental". INSHT. 2012

The course syllabus may change due academic events or other reasons.