cod. 06474

Academic year 2021/22
1° year of course - Second semester
Roberta ZONI
Academic discipline
Igiene generale e applicata (MED/42)
Scienze della prevenzione e dei servizi sanitari
Type of training activity
14 hours
of face-to-face activities
2 credits
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course unit


Learning objectives

The course aims to provide students with the basic knowledge necessary for the management and monitoring of water intended for human consumption by analyzing all the qualitative aspects that represent the necessary requirements for safe consumption. Furthermore, to complete the integrated water cycle, the issues related to the disposal of wastewater will be considered. Students will therefore have to acquire the tools to evaluate the quality of these substrates and the preventive treatments to be implemented for the protection of consumers and the environment.


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Course unit content

The module will focus on the study of the integrated water cycle, thus completing the analysis of the various environmental compartments envisaged by the course. In particular, issues related to water destined for human consumption from supply to distribution will be described considering all the qualitative parameters and the purification treatments. Finally the waste waters will be described, distinguishing them based on the origin and characteristics, the collection and removal systems, treatment and disposal.

Full programme

Waters for human consumption:
water resources, sources of supply and their characteristics
water pollution: main sources of water contamination: domestic, industrial and agricultural wastewater
water-related health risks: outline of the main pathologies caused by microbial and chemical agents
water quality requirements for human consumption: hydrogeological, organoleptic, physical, chemical, microbiological characteristics; drinking quality evaluation
water purification treatments

Waste water:
qualitative and quantitative characteristics
waste removal systems
sewage purification treatments: water line and sludge line


material provided by the teacher

Teaching methods

Lectures will be held on-site in compliance with safety standards, provided that further instructions on the ongoing health emergency are not implemented. Supporting material will be available on the specific, student-reserved platform (Elly) and will include slide presentations, audio-video aids or video-recording of the lectures.

Assessment methods and criteria

Acquired knowledge will be verified through an oral exam in which the student must demonstrate to know the main aspects that characterize the quality of the water and the meaning they acquire in the context of its monitoring. Likewise, for waste water, they must have understood which are the interventions to be implemented for their correct disposal with a view to environmental protection.
In case of the persistence of the health emergency, the exams will be conducted remotely, as follows:
remote oral questions, through the Teams platform (guide http://selma.unipr.it/).
Students with SLD / BSE must first contact Le Eli-che: support for students with disabilities, D.S.A., B.E.S. (https://sea.unipr.it/it/servizi/le-eli-che-supporto-studenti-con-disabilita-dsa-bes)

Other information

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