Jessenius Faculty of Medicine
in Martin
Comenius University in Bratislava

Graduate Study

OCCUPATIONAL MEDICINE AND TOXICOLOGY 2017/2018 5VLa

Course garant: doc. MUDr. Oto Osina, PhD.

COURSE DESCRIPTION (Infolist)

STUDY PROGRAM

Conditions to obtain the credit: 100 % participation in practical exercises, final test.

Final test will be on the end of second practicum.


1st Day: 
The procedures of examination in occupational medicine (family physician, general practitioner, occupational medicine physician) and clinical examination of risk workers. Work history. Diagnostic methods, evaluation of health status, treatment, protection of health. ILO x-ray classification of pneumoconioses. The preventive medical examination of risk workers.

2nd Day: 
Diagnostic methods used in professional and non-professional lesions caused by toxic agents. The evaluation of biological exposure tests. The atomic-absorption spectrophotometry methods, chromatographic methods.
Review of principal methods of professional diseases treatment. Diagnostic methods used in diseases caused by physical harmful factors (dynamometry, cold test, thermometry, photoplethysmography, heart rate variability).
Medical examination of risk workers.

 

STUDY  PROGRAM  OF  LECTURES

Lacturer: Oto Osina, assoc.prof., MD, PhD.


1. Occupational diseases caused by harmful factors of working environment. Influence of harmful factors of environment on health condition. Workers´ compensation law. Occupational pulmonary diseases. Pneumoconioses (silicosis, asbestosis, coal-miner pneumoconiosis, talkosis). Welder´s lungs and hard metal lungs.

2. Occupational toxicology and toxicology of life - environment. Professional allergic diseases (rhinitis, asthma bronchiale, hypersensitive pneumonitis). Occupational carcinomas. Occupational  infections.

3. Physical factors of working environment. Occupational diseases from vibration and from overloading of extremities. Disorders from ionizing and non-ionizing radiation. Occupational stress. Review of occupational diseases from toxic metals.                                                 

4. Acute inhalatory injuries from toxic gases. Review of diseases caused by aliphatic and aromatic substances. Injuries caused by chemical substances (crash, terrorism). Management of mass accidents.