Bachelor’s degree courses
Access methods
3 years

Course description

The “environmental and workplace prevention technician” is the health professional responsible for prevention, verification, and control activities in the field of environmental hygiene and safety in living and working places, food and beverage hygiene, public and veterinary hygiene, and health.

The professional activity can be carried out in both the public and private sectors. In the public sphere the environmental and workplace prevention technicians act - when appointed by the competent public administration - as judicial police officers, with inspection and supervisory tasks; they carry out controls aimed at issuing authorizations or technical-sanitary authorizations; they investigate, determine and notify irregularities and formulate opinions within the scope of their competences; they supervise and control the living and working environments in relation to the related activities and the safety conditions of the facilities; they control the quality of foodstuffs and beverages intended for production and consumption.
In the private sector, they work as employees or consultants in the planning and organization of health, safety and environmental policies and practices in private companies; they participate – with other prevention professionals - in the preparation and drafting of the risk assessment document.

The study course is a qualification for the profession, and provides for theoretical and practical training through lectures, tutorials, seminars and a professional training period, to be carried out in university laboratories, health protection agencies, territorial social health agencies and other public and private entities.

Credits: 180

What you need to know

Unrestricted access

If you are a EU National, you may stay in Italy for as long as you like: you only need a passport or ID card.
If you are a NON-EU National, you'll have to carry out some formalities.

School of Medicine
Via Guicciardini 9, 21100 Varese – Italy
e-mail: didattica.medicina@uninsubria.it

Curricula and study plans

To consult teaching courses of previous Academic Years, at the top of this page click on "Course data sheet", then choose the Academic Year of your enrollment and click on "Study plans".

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Attending classes

Studying, taking exams and graduating

To consult the teaching material:

  1. go to https://elearning.uninsubria.it/ 
  2. log in with your university credentials: email username and password (without typing the @studenti.uninsubria.it part)
  3. choose the courses of your study plan in the I miei corsi (My courses) section
  4. there you will find all the materials that the teacher makes available.

To consult the exam dates and times go to the Servizi Web Segreterie studenti (Student Secretariat Web Services)

https://uninsubria.esse3.cineca.it/ListaAppelliOfferta.do (in Italian)

In the Menu select one or more options:

  • the day scheduled for the exam
  • the teaching structure, i.e. your Department or your School
  • the course of study, i.e. your degree course
  • the teaching course, i.e. the title of the teaching
  • the teacher.

To submit your examination entry, you must access your personal area of the Student Secretariat Web Services.

Go to the reserved area 

  1. Log in with your university credentials: email username and password (without typing the @studenti.uninsubria.it part)
  2. Esami > Appelli
    Then, select the exam session you want to submit your entry for and proceed following the instructions.

Student services

For all resources, services and opportunities dedicated to registered students, see: Student.