The objective of the EMUTOM Module is to have an agreed common approach to teaching Occupational Medicine across Europe. The intention is not to develop a specialist-training course; it is to extend awareness and relevant knowledge of work and health topics among people who need to manage or advise on these issues.

If health professionals understand the two-ways relationship between health and work, there is a potential for more adequate prevention and less absenteeism from work. Promoting work ability, avoiding occupational diseases and injuries not only affects workers’ health, but also brings less costs and more benefits for companies as well as society.

In addition, we aim to enhance medical students’ interest in this field and encourage them to consider occupational medicine as a career.