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Here you can find information on the organisational aspects of the Programme, lecture timetables, learning activities and useful contact details for your time at the University, from enrolment to graduation.

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The academic calendar shows the deadlines and scheduled events that are relevant to students, teaching and technical-administrative staff of the University. Public holidays and University closures are also indicated. The academic year normally begins on 1 October each year and ends on 30 September of the following year.

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Course calendar

The Academic Calendar sets out the degree programme lecture and exam timetables, as well as the relevant university closure dates..

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Academic staff


Liboi Elio Maria 0458027666

Longo Daniele

Mantovani William

Mazzariol Annarita 045 8027690

Micciolo Rocco

Mottes Monica +39 045 8027 184

Olivieri Mario 045 8124921

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Rizzi Corrado 045 802 7947

Scapini Patrizia 0458027556

Tardivo Stefano +39 045 802 7660

Torre Francesco

Vivori Cinzia

Zancanaro Carlo 045 802 7157 (Medicina) - 8425115 (Scienze Motorie)

Zoccatelli Gianni +39 045 802 7952

Study Plan

The Study Plan includes all modules, teaching and learning activities that each student will need to undertake during their time at the University. Please select your Study Plan based on your enrolment year.

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Teaching code





Lorenzo Avanzi

The teaching is organized as follows:

Sociologia dei processi comunicativi e percezione dei rischi





Academic staff

Elisa Bellè

Bisogni educativi nelle organizzazioni





Academic staff

Lorenzo Avanzi

Learning outcomes

The aim of the course is to provide students with the notions necessary to understand how individuals interact with their work environment. In particular themes such as work-related stress and safety in workplaces will be highlighted. Furthermore, prevention and safety communication items will be presented in a sociological perspective.


Module 1: Sociology of culture and communication. The course will focus on the sociological analysis of risk, security and risk communication concepts. Different theoretical perspectives on the risk society and on safety as a social construction will be presented; some examples of communication and social perception of risk will be analyzed.
Topics covered in the course:
• Analysis from a sociological point of view of the concepts of risk, security and risk communication.
• Introduction to the concepts of information, interaction and communication.
• Analysis of direct and mediated communication processes.
• The concept of risk society and the change of the concept of risk in the light of sociological theory.
• Presentation of the theme of security and freedom as elements of the organizational culture of a company.
• Dynamics of social acceptance of risk.
• The concept of security as a social construction.
• Analysis of specific examples of communication and risk perception from a sociological perspective.
• Exercises in class with limited sociological investigations related to the application of safety rules and violations; to the social perception of risk.

Module 2: Psychology of work and organization. The course gives an introduction to the major theoretical approaches, to the psychosocial risk factors, and to the evaluation and the interventions on the work-related stress. The issues concern the methodology of psychosocial research, with particular regard to research in work psychology and its links to the workers’ health and safety.
Topics covered in the course will are:
First, a methodological introduction in order to introduce students to the scientific study of working behaviors and attitudes;
Second, course will focus on work-related stress as an emerging phenomenon.
In particular, the course will be divided in this way:
1. Introduction to the psychosocial research methodology:
- What is it and how to set up a research design
- Experiments, quasi-experiments, observation, case studies, archival research, survey
- The problem of measurement in psychology
- Nominal, ordinal and cardinal variables
2. Work-related stress:
- Definition of the stress process: a brief historical review
- Description of the antecedents and consequences of the stress phenomenon
- Impact of personal factors
- Role of theoretical models
- How to set up an evaluation of work-related stress
- Notes on prevention.


Reference texts
Author Title Publishing house Year ISBN Notes
Bruni, A. La sicurezza organizzativa. Un'etnografia in sala operatoria Carocci 2011
Gosetti, G. Lavoro frammentato, rischio diffuso Franco Angeli 2012
Gherardi, S., Catino, M., Murgia, A., Bellè, E. Questioni di in/sicurezza. Un percorso di ricerca su contratti a termine e incidenti sul lavoro in provincia di Trento INAIL 2014
Fraccaroli F. & Balducci C. Stress e rischi psicosociali nelle organizzazioni, (Edizione 1) il Mulino, Bologna 2014 978-88-15-15071-4

Examination Methods

Written exam, on both books and slides.

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