cod. 1006546

Academic year 2020/21
3° year of course - First semester
Academic discipline
Biologia applicata (BIO/13)
Attività formative affini o integrative
Type of training activity
63 hours
of face-to-face activities
9 credits
hub: PARMA
course unit

Learning objectives

- Role and function of biotechnology in agri-food production and in the
food industry
- Biotechnologies in the transformation of primary matters derived by
agri-food for nutritional or industrial purposes
- Analysis of the economic impact of biotechnologies
- case-study focused on food production


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Course unit content

Biotechnologies can be defined as the technological applications that use
biological systems, living organisms or derivatives from these, to produce
or modify products or processes for a specific and applicable purpose.
The course aims to illustrate the methods for production and relevant
examples of biotechnological products already present on the market,
together with the effects that has been shown on the economic level.
Furthermore, the course wants to give a perspective on future application
in agri-food field.

Full programme

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All the material will be uploaded on the Elly platform and will be available
for all the students.

Teaching methods

The course includes lectures with slide projection.The material comes
from relevant international scientific literature.

Assessment methods and criteria

The exam will be written with several essay questions. These questions
will include all the topics of the course. The passed written exam, will
allow to access to an eventual oral exam.
Verification of abilities (according to Dublin descriptors):
- the knowledge and its applications emerge from the description of the
methods and from the examples given in the answers provided
- written communication skills are verified by the quality of the answers

Other information

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