Course code Citi3037

Credit points 3

Occupational Health and Labour Medicine

Total Hours in Course81

Number of hours for lectures24

Number of hours for seminars and practical classes8

Independent study hours49

Date of course confirmation20.09.2011

Responsible UnitInstitute of Forest Management

Course developers


Anda Zvīgule

Mg. paed.

author prof.

Linards Sisenis

Dr. silv.

Prior knowledge

CitiP012, Ergonomics at Work

Course abstract

Occupational health and occupational medicine as a science, its types and dimensions. Occupational risks as causese of illneses, their recognition and evaluation. Occupational diseases and work-related illnesses, their dynamics and consequences. Predictable Disability. Labor expertise and rehabilitation. Mandatory health checks. Health promotion in the work environment.

Learning outcomes and their assessment

After completing the course student will have:
• knowledge of occupational health and medical recent trends, understanding about risk factors the health of workers in labour environment, compulsory social insurance against industrial accidents and occupational diseases;
• skills recognize unhealthy risk factors in spesific sectors and identify potential health problems, organize regulatory enactments of compulsory health checks, able to provide first aid in accident at work;
• competence occupational health and safety specialist responsibility in company in occupational diseases prevention according to the Latvian and EU legislation.

Compulsory reading

1. Kaļķis V., Roja Ž., Kaļķis H. Arodveselība un riski darbā. Medicīnas apgāds, 2015.534 lpp.
2.Eglīte M. Darba medicīna. Rīga, RSU, 2012. – 834 lpp.
3. Darba apstākļi un veselība darbā. Rīga, Labklājības ministrija, 2010. – 162 lpp.
4. Gatchel R.J., Schultz I.Z. Handbook of Occupational Health and Wellness. Springer Science. 2012. – 576p.

Further reading

1. Roja Ž. Ergonomikas pamati. Rīga: Drukātava, 2008.-190 lpp.
2. Ergonomika darbā. Rīga: Labklājības ministrija, 2010. 191 lpp.
3. Psihosociālā darba vide. Rīga, Labklājības ministrija, 2010. – 157 lpp.

Periodicals and other sources

1.Journal of Occupational Health ISSN : 1348-9585
2.The International Journal of Occupational Health & Safety ISSN: 0093-2205
3.Occupational medicine Journal ISSN 0962-7480