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Prevention Techniques in the Environment and Workplaces (ptew)

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What is the objective of the course? What is it?
What does it train you for?

The course aims to train health professionals with the scientific and technical knowledge required for the profession of prevention technician. Prevention technicians carry out prevention, training, verification and control activities on hygiene and safety in the workplace, environmental protection, hygiene and public health, veterinary and food health. In particular, the prevention technician carries out activities in the field of: - ENVIRONMENTAL SAFETY (sampling of environmental matrices, monitoring of automatic detection networks, verification of plant protection products). - SAFETY AT WORK (preparation of the Risk Assessment Document and Safety Operational Plans, sampling of dust or aero diffused substances, microclimate, noise and brightness measurements); - FOOD SAFETY (development of self-control plans (HACCP), sampling of foodstuffs, management of animal health registry, emergencies and health alert states and food / feed-related emergencies). The degree course includes lectures and practical training activities with compulsory attendance. At the end of the studies, the student will sit a final qualifying test.

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What do you learn?

The course includes frontal lessons and professional training experience gained in public facilities. The frontal lessons concern different thematic areas in the context of: - Basic sciences (Chemistry, Biology and Genetics, Biochemistry, Histology with elements of Human Anatomy and Human Physiology); - Prevention (Internal Medicine, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Epidemiological Methodology, Hygiene and Occupational Medicine); - Environmental safety (Applied Physics, Environmental Technical Physics, Environmental Health Engineering, Applied Medical Sciences and Techniques); - Occupational safety (Radiology and Radioprotection, Pharmacology, Occupational Safety, Biological Risk, Applied Medical Sciences and Techniques); -Food security (food chemistry, food science and technology, food hygiene, inspection of food of animal origin, applied medical sciences and techniques) The course completes the training with General Sociology, Labour Law and Legal Medicine. The practical training experience at the Prevention Department of Palermo is of particular importance.

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What can you do with it?

At the end of the course the student obtains a degree qualifying him/her for the profession of Environmental and Workplace Prevention Technician. After graduation, the Prevention Technician can work in Public Health Facilities and in the private sector as an employee or consultant in the field of food safety, safety in the workplace, environmental safety, and as a Technical Consultant for the Court. He or she can also operate as a freelancer. The student can also continue his or studies by accessing the Master Degree in "Sciences of the Healthcare Professions of Prevention" available at other universities in Italy, and by attending the level I Masters also available at regional level.