cod. 1010470

Academic year 2023/24
1° year of course - First semester
- Chiara DALL'ASTA
Academic discipline
Chimica degli alimenti (CHIM/10)
Attività formative affini o integrative
Type of training activity
16 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 have to acquire a basic knowledge of the chemical composition of foods, the characteristics of the different components, and their influence on the properties of the food. The student will have to acquire the ability to correlate and integrate general aspects with the specific characteristics of individual foods, thus understanding the correlation between composition and quality.
Skills: The student must be able to use the knowledge acquired to understand and enhance the quality of raw materials.
Making judgments: The student must be able to define which parameters and which characteristics can act on the quality of the raw materials.
Communication skills: The student must be able to use language appropriately
scientific knowledge and the specific vocabulary of food chemistry, demonstrating the ability to illustrate and transmit the concepts acquired in oral and written form.
Learning skills: The student who has attended the course will be able to deepen their own
knowledge in the field of Food Chemistry, through independent consultation of specialist texts and sector magazines.


Basic knowledge of fundamentals in inorganic and organic chemistry

Course unit content

Main macrocomponents in food: water, carbohydrates, lipids, proteins. Chemical characterization of grains, meat, oils and fats. Fundamentals about reactions occurring upon heating, pH changes, and oxygen exposure

Full programme

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

Teaching methods

Taught class with case studies

Assessment methods and criteria

The final exam will be written:
1) first part - multiple choice test (20 questions, threshold at 12, 30 min time)
2) second part - 2 open questions in 1 hour.
The two parts will be held in the same day. Only those students ranked above the threshold in the first part, will be evaluated for the second part.

Other information

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