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University of Catania: the educational offer is enriched. The degree of prevention techniques in the environment and in the workplace is born.

The University of Catania will offer a new three-year degree course with national restricted access to Prevention techniques in the environment and in the workplace, established under the Lgold of the health professions of the Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine.

It aims to train health professionals involved in the promotion and protection of public health: expert technicians capable of carrying out all the activities of prevention, verification and control in environmental hygiene and safety in the places of life and work, food and beverage hygiene, public and veterinary hygiene and health, hygiene and environmental protection.

This course represents only one of the novelties of the UNICT training offer for the new academic yeartogether with the three-year degree of free access in Business Management for the Sustainable Economy, based in Ragusa, the master’s degree in Human Nutrition Sciences of the Department of Biometec, and the renewed master’s degree in Data Science at the Faculty of Economics and Business.

Thus, the total number of study courses offered by the University of Catania amounts to 104including three-year courses, masters and single cycles.

The figure of the prevention technician in the environment and in the workplace is missing throughout the country: the course is born, therefore, of a close synergy between the University and the world of work that aims to improve aspects related to the training of the local people. qualified staff and mitigate early school leaving. Specifically, graduates exercise their functions through activities of supervision, control, consulting, opinion, research, information, training, education, management and research, as well as quality assurance.

The training is implemented through the learning of basic disciplines (Applied Physics, Embryology and Biology, Biochemistry, Anatomy, Histology, Physiology, Microbiology and Clinical Microbiology) and, subsequently, through the learning of more strictly specific disciplines (Occupational Medicine , Law, Technical Physics). , Sanitary and Environmental Engineering, General and Applied Hygiene, Medical Statistics). Cultural training is enriched with useful teaching to ensure the acquisition of the behavioral, relational and communicative skills needed to move in a complex work environment. Special attention is paid to the sciences of prevention in health services (general and applied hygiene, forensic medicine, occupational medicine, radiation protection) but also to first aid as well as management and engineering issues.

The curriculum is quite innovative and is enriched with multidisciplinary skills explains Prof. Caterina Leddacontact person for the course of study – in particular, it is the first year of the University of Catania that provides for the teaching of Gender Medicine “.

The training network also includes the medical and veterinary prevention departments of the provincial health authorities, the maritime health offices, the prevention and protection services of public and private bodies, ANCO.RS, Assoesercenti, Confindustria Siracusa, Strazzeri Group, OEM srl and Gesind srl. .

“All internship opportunities will be geared towards future professional integration – adds the teacher – which, according to data from AlmaLaurea, is quite fast. In addition, the student will have the opportunity to attend foreign universities in specific projects geared to the ‘global health’ dimension. ”

But what will be the career opportunities of future prevention technicians? They may carry out their activity in the ASP and in the hospital centers, in the regional health services, in the INAIL or in the regional environmental protection agencies, in the Prevention and Protection Services of public or private entities and companies and, in the same areas, to private or autonomous companies.

Places and application for admission

The places available at the University of Catania this year are 25 for community students, plus one for non-community students.

To support admission selection the application must be submitted through the Smart_Edu Student Portal of the University within the following period July 28thfollowing the procedure for admission to the teaching studies of the Health Professions.

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