A working group of the Foundation LDOH is producing course materials under the title Work and Health in Agriculture, intended for a short course for practitioners in primary health care. The present excerpt is intended to give an impression of the scheduled materials. About half of all materials have been finished to date.
The authors present a course design and an elaboration that they consider feasible. At the same time they realize that modifications will be necessary depending on the region, agricultural practices and educational conditions. The authors are prepared to support the future teachers in several ways.
In this excerpt we describe in brief the course and course materials, and we present some pages as examples: a time-table, the Introduction of the Textbook for participants, and 4 pages of the Chapters on Skin diseases and Physical factors. Of the Teacher’s Manual the Introduction is presented, the Class on teaching methods for teachers, and the Classes on Skin diseases and Physical factors.
Members of the working group participate in the World federation of Family Physicians (WONCA) and in the International Commission on Occupational Health (scientific committees on agriculture, education, and occupational health services).
The LDOH working group Agriculture consists of em. prof. Frank van Dijk, MD, PhD, prof. Gert van der Laan, MD, Mieke Lumens, PhD, Ad de Rooy, MD, Maarten Verberk, MD, PhD.
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