cod. 1006546

Academic year 2023/24
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 oral presentation of a case-study.
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 provided

Other information

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