cod. 1010429

Academic year 2022/23
1° year of course - First semester
- Barbara PRANDI
Academic discipline
Indefinito/interdisciplinare (NN)
Abilità informatiche e telematiche
Type of training activity
30 hours
of face-to-face activities
2 credits
hub: PARMA
course unit

Integrated course unit module: Chemical composition of raw materials

Learning objectives

Knowledge and Ability to Understand: During the course, the student will be expected to acquire the knowledge necessary to conduct a proper literature search, identify the analyses necessary to evaluate the main issues related to the quality of raw materials, and to interface with professionals in the field. He/she should also be able to correctly express an analytical data and correctly interpret a certificate of analysis.

Skills: The student should be able to use the knowledge acquired to understand and value the quality of raw materials.

Autonomy of judgment: The student should be able to correctly read and interpret an analytical protocol and a certificate of analysis. He/she should also be able to evaluate the analytical quality of the data.

Communication skills: The student should be able to understand and appropriately use specific technical language and vocabulary.

Learning skills: The student who has attended the course will be able to deepen his or her knowledge of basic food analysis through independent consultation of specialized texts and journals in the field.


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Course unit content

Analytical calculation methodologies: units of measurement, concentration factors, dilutions, expression of dry matter data

Analytical data quality: significant figures, distribution, mean, median, standard deviation, statistical significance, measurement uncertainty.

Analytical method quality parameters: sensitivity, linearity, precision, accuracy, recovery.

Main rapid techniques for raw material analysis: pH, moisture, water activity, gravimetric analysis, acid-base and redox titrations, spectrophotometric analysis, immunoaffinity analysis

Centesimal analysis methodologies

Problem-solving approaches to raw material analysis

Full programme

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Mannina, Daglia, Ritieni – La chimica e gli alimenti: nutrienti e aspetti nutraceutici. Ed. Zanichelli

Teaching methods

Theoretical and practical exercises based on case studies and problem solving

Assessment methods and criteria

Group work on an assigned case study. Delivery and evaluation of a report.

Other information

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