Checking date: 28/03/2023

Course: 2023/2024

Environmental and workplace health and labour medicine
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


Requirements (Subjects that are assumed to be known)
The regulatory Framework of Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Liability in the field of occupational risks prevention Health in the workplace (General concepts) Security in the workplace (General concepts) Ergonomics and applied psycho-sociology (General concepts)
To know and to understand the main concepts and problematic questions in the field of the working environment, and the basic features of the working environment management scheme - To realize the need to integrate the environmental protection and the prevention of occupational risks, and the connecting points between these two fields. - To know the key concepts in the field of occupational health and security in the workplace - To know the basics of the health monitoring schemes, the different types of medical examinations in the workplace and how to interpret the health information, in view of its correct application - To know and to develop practical skills in the field of first aid
Skills and learning outcomes
Description of contents: programme
Unit 1. Industrial safety and the prevention of industrial accidents. Its connection with occupational safety Unit 2. The control and marketing of chemicals, and its connection with occupational health. Unit 3. Environmental management schemes and the prevention of occupational risks Unit 4. Environmental quality Unit 5. Medicine in the workplace: basic concepts. Unit 6. The promotion and enhancement of health in the workplace. Unit 7. Pathologies and diseases having an occupational origin. Unit 8. Lifesaving and first aid in the workplace. Integrated management of accidents at work, medical protocols and risk evaluation.
Learning activities and methodology
TEACHING IS TAUGHT IN THE PRESENTIAL MODALITY. IN APPLICATION OF THE PROTOCOLS TO BE DETERMINED, PART OF THE SESSIONS MAY BE GIVEN IN ONLINE-SYNCHRONOUS FORM TO GUARANTEE MEASURES OF PREVENTION AND SOCIAL DISTANCE BETWEEN STUDENTS IN THE CLASSROOMS (THE SYNCHRONOUS AND INTERACTIVE ONLINE MODALITY THROUGH BLACKBOARD COLLABORATE) IF NECESSARY Regular lecturing: regular lectures will be taught, where the main concepts and elements of the program will be explained and clarified, and that the students are supposed to learn. To this end, the professor will recommend reference manuals and readings at the beginning of the term, as well as a specialised bibliography for specific subjects, together with tailored reading materials for a better comprehension of the different lectures. These working materials will help introducing the debates and the class discussions, especially those who are the most interesting both for the professor and the students. The teaching methodology will combine the theoretical and practical approach. Technological tools will be used to carry out the classes, such as Wooclap, or online essays.Practices in medicine at work will be carried out in the classroom with the medical instruments and tools carried by the teacher. In the Environment at work part, videos will be viewed and news about serious accidents in the industry will be analyzed, which will generate debate and reflection in the Classroom The on-site tutorships will be held at the time and place determined by the professor.
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 50
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 50
Calendar of Continuous assessment
Basic Bibliography
  • ANGEL MANUEL MORENO MOLINA. ¿Derecho comunitario del medio ambiente. Marco institucional, regulación sectorial y aplicación en España. Editorial Marcial Pons, Madrid. 2006
  • ANGEL MANUEL MORENO MOLINA. ¿La regulación de los productos químicos en la Unión Europea¿. . Editorial Iustel. 2010.
  • ANGEL MANUEL MORENO MOLINA Y PAREJO ALFONSO L.. La Protección del Medio Ambiente EN Leciones de Derecho Administrativo. Orden económico y sectores de referencia. TIRANT LO BLANCH. 2012
  • ANTONIO FORTES MARTÍN. Vertidos y calidad ambiental de las aguas. Regulación jurídico-administrativa. . Atelier. 2005
  • Juan Escribano Gutie¿rrez . La protección del medioambiente y el Derecho del Trabajo. Jueces para la democracia Nº 98 (2020) 71-80. 2020

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