Psychosocial Occupational Epidemiology
This course introduces participants to the concept, methodology, application and challenges of psychosocial epidemiology in general and psychosocial occupational epidemiology in particular. We will address psychological, social, and organizational factors at work that may affect workers’ health, will examine how these factors can be appropriately measured and analyzed and will discuss what can be done to protect and improve workers’ health.
Upon completing the course, participants will understand the concept and the methodologies of psychosocial occupational epidemiology and will be able to use psychosocial epidemiological thinking in their own research and practice.
- Postdocs, PhD students
- Research assistants
- Occupational health and safety professionals from the fields of occupational health, social medicine, epidemiology, public health, work and organizational psychology, sociology and related disciplines.
This is a 3 day course alternating lectures with group work and training sessions. We will discuss both scientific papers and participant’s protocols of their own ongoing research.
Day 1: Historical roots and developments of concepts and models in the field of psychosocial occupational epidemiology
- Course registration and welcome
- What is psychosocial epidemiology? History and developments
- Social capital
- Psychosocial work environment models
- Retirement and extended working life: Health, stressors and health behaviours
Day 2: Measures and methodological issues in psychosocial occupational epidemiology
- Measuring psychosocial factors at work
- Methodological challenges, part 1, causal inference
- Methodological challenges, part 2, bias and confounding
- Job exposure matrix studies
- Group work and discussion
- Social program and dinner
Day 3: Application of psychosocial occupational epidemiology
- Psychosocial work environment and somatic diseases and psychiatric disorders: What is the evidence?
- Presentation and discussion of participant studies
- Implications for preventive actions at the workplace
- Certificates and closing of the course
- Day 1: Historical roots, development of concepts and models in the field of psychosocial epidemiology in general and psychosocial occupational epidemiology in particular.
- Day 2: Measures and methodological issues in psychosocial occupational epidemiology.
- Day 3: Application of psychosocial occupational epidemiology including register-based studies and work-place intervention studies.
September 24th 2019Register
The price of the course consists of two parts:
1) The course fee of EUR 500
2) One of the following:
- The day package I fee of EUR 490
- The day package II fee of EUR 310
Day package I
The day package I price is 490 EUR/person. This price includes conference facilities and technical equipment, coffees, lunches, dinners and the social program.
The total price of the course is EUR 990 (course fee EUR 500 + day package fee EUR 490).
We strongly encourage you to take part in the social program, as this is a vital part of the NIVA course experience. We believe in the power of networking (between people) and strive to create an inspiring possibility for that through the social program.
Day package II
The day package II price is 310 EUR/person. This price includes conference facilities and technical equipment, coffees and lunches.
The total price of the course is EUR 810 (course fee EUR 500 + day package fee EUR 310).
Kindly note that the day package II does not include dinners nor the social program.
NIVA has made a block reservation for the accommodation 25th – 28th of November 2019 at Hotel Marienlyst, Helsingör, Denmark (www.marienlyst.dk/en) To book a room from the block kindly make the reservation by emailing the hotel directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please remember to tell the hotel that you are attending a NIVA course.
The room price for a Superior Double room is EUR 157/night (including breakfast).
The block reservation will be available until 20th of September 2019.
An increasing number of somatic diseases, psychiatric disorders and symptoms of reduced psychological well-being and function are attributed to adverse constellation in the psychosocial environment. There is a great need for improved theoretical conceptualizations and research methods to understand how the environment may affect health and well-being via psychosocial processes.…
An increasing number of somatic diseases, psychiatric disorders and symptoms of reduced psychological well-being and function are attributed to adverse constellation in the psychosocial environment. There is a great need for improved theoretical conceptualizations and research methods to understand how the environment may affect health and well-being via psychosocial processes.
Psychosocial epidemiology is a new and rapidly growing approach with the aim to understand the determinants of health and illness by linking diverse phenomena such as economic and political structures, social living conditions, cognitions, emotions, psycho-physiology and individual behaviour. Psychosocial epidemiology pertains to both the work-life (e.g., workplace stressors and resources) and the non-work-life area (e.g., life events, stressors and resources in families or communities) and ideally integrates both areas into a common understanding of the determinants of health illness.
In this course, the participants will get an in-depth introduction into psychosocial epidemiological thinking that they can apply to in their own research and practice. While we will include both work-life and non-work-life research, the focus of the course will be on psychosocial epidemiology in the workplace that is psychosocial occupational epidemiology. Participants will be provided with an up-to-date overview on historical roots and overarching concepts in the field of psychosocial occupational epidemiology; they will get a review of the most common theoretical models in the field; and they will learn about the most important conceptual and methodological challenges.