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Course Structure & Curriculum


Essentials of Occupational Medicine:

  • Introduction to occupational medicine (job description, basic concepts, legal bases)
  • Physical influencing factors (noise, dusts/gases, heat/cold, radiation, light/illumination, work equipment, chemical/toxic and biological agents)
  • Psychological influencing factors (structural/process organisation, corporate culture, effects of psychological influencing factors, survey and assessment of psychological stress and strain, older employees)
  • Workplace health promotion (concepts for health counselling, burnout and stress management, addiction prevention, absence and reintegration management)
  • Preparation for starting a career (project management, investment planning, conducting interviews, contract law)


Advanced part specialising in occupational medicine:


  • Specialised internal medicine (disease groups, internal diagnostics)
  • Specialist pneumology (introduction to pneumology, clinical pneumology - environmental and work-related diseases and their effects on the working environment, practical skills)
  • Specialist orthopaedics (orthopaedic-surgical work-related illnesses caused by mechanical influences)
  • Specialist psychiatry and neurology (knowledge, experience and skills, specialist neurology)
  • Occupational toxicology (knowledge, experience, skills)
  • Specialised dermatology
  • Occupational integration management (chronically ill people in the world of work, integration management)

Advanced part of organisational medicine:

  • Strategic and personnel management (strategic management, change management, corporate responsibility, personnel management)
  • Psychological topics (basics of psychology, emergency psychology, occupational and organisational psychology, health psychology)
  • Health management (workplace health promotion, systemic health management)
  • Application of organisational medical methods (organisational medical methodology and case applications, communication techniques and conflict management)
  • Scientific work (research seminars I - V)
  • Master's thesis