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.

 

 

Course objectives

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.

Target group

  • Researchers
  • 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.

 

Course outline

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

Main topics

  • 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.

 

Registration deadline

October 23rd 2019

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Program

Price

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

    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.

  • Accommodation

    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 booking@marienlyst.dk.

    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.

  • Payment info

    Cancellations received by September, 24th 2019: full refund
    Cancellations received by September, 25th 2019 or later: no refund

    The total price of the course will be invoiced after the registration deadline.

    The price is subject to minor changes.

Contact person

Course Leader
Reiner Rugulies
Professor, MSc, MPH, PhD
The National Research Centre for the Working Environment, Copenhagen, Denmark
email: RER@nfa.dk

In practical matters, please contact:

Project Manager
Morten Jakobsen
NIVA
mobile: +358 40 126 3336
email: morten.jakobsen@niva.org

 

Background

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.…

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Course Leaders

Ida Madsen
Naja Hulvej Rod
Reiner Rugulies

Lecturers

Birgit Aust
Elisabeth Framke
Sari Stenholm

General information

Course fee and payment The courses and workshops vary in price. Please note that the course fee does not cover meals or accommodation. The course fee and day-package fee are invoiced after the registration deadline. Travel arrangements Please refrain from booking any tickets until we have confirmed the course. The confirmation, which will be sent after the registration deadline, will include detailed information on the payment of the course fee and day-packages, as well as information on accommodation options and practical arrangements. Please note that you are not insured by NIVA. Accommodation For more information about accommodation options, please see the…

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