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School of Science
BIOTECHNOLOGY
Course unit
APPLIED BIOTECHNOLOGIES FOR AGRI-FOOD AND VETERINARY MICROORGANISMS
SCP3056665, A.A. 2017/18

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2015/16

Information on the course unit
Degree course First cycle degree in
BIOTECHNOLOGY
IF1839, Degree course structure A.Y. 2011/12, A.Y. 2017/18
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 7.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination APPLIED BIOTECHNOLOGIES FOR AGRI-FOOD AND VETERINARY MICROORGANISMS
Website of the academic structure http://biotecnologie.scienze.unipd.it/2017/laurea
Department of reference Department of Biology
E-Learning website https://elearning.unipd.it/biologia/course/view.php?idnumber=2017-IF1839-000ZZ-2015-SCP3056665-N0
Mandatory attendance
Language of instruction Italian
Branch LEGNARO (PD)
Single Course unit The Course unit can be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit can be chosen as Optional Course unit

Lecturers
Teacher in charge SERGIO CASELLA AGR/16
Other lecturers MATTIA CECCHINATO VET/05

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Educational activities in elective or integrative disciplines AGR/16 Agricultural Microbiology 4.0
Educational activities in elective or integrative disciplines VET/05 Infectious Diseases of Domestic Animals 3.0

Mode of delivery (when and how)
Period First semester
Year 3rd Year
Teaching method frontal

Organisation of didactics
Type of hours Credits Hours of
teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Shifts
Laboratory 1.0 16 9.0 No turn
Lecture 6.0 48 102.0 No turn

Calendar
Start of activities 02/10/2017
End of activities 19/01/2018

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
5 BIOTECNOLOGIE APPLICATE AI MICRORGANISMI DI INTERESSE AGRAROALIMENTARE E VETERINARIO 2017/2018 01/10/2017 25/11/2018 CASELLA SERGIO (Presidente)
CECCHINATO MATTIA (Membro Effettivo)
BASAGLIA MARINA (Supplente)
4 BIOTECNOLOGIE APPLICATE AI MICRORGANISMI DI INTERESSE AGRAROALIMENTARE E VETERINARIO 2016-2017 01/10/2016 30/11/2017 CASELLA SERGIO (Presidente)
CECCHINATO MATTIA (Membro Effettivo)

Syllabus
Prerequisites: In order to efficiently attend the course the student should possess knowledge acquired from the base teaching of mathematic, statistic, physics, general and inorganic chemistry, organic chemistry, biochemistry and biology, general microbiology. It is also required to be familiar with English language and internet utilization
Target skills and knowledge: As a consequence of this course the student will be familiar with several microbial groups of agri-food and veterinary interest, he will be able to propose specific strategies for searching, selecting, typing and genetically modifying microorganisms for possible significant applications in production chains. The student will be also able to perform lab methods for diagnoses of zoonotic microorganisms.
Examination methods: Generally, oral examination. At the end of the course a written test, limited to students of the current year, will be available, possibly integrated by an oral test.
Assessment criteria: The evaluation of the student is based on checking the level of understanding of the themes covered by the teacher and on the ability to make use of microbial biotechnology knowledge in view of some significant agro-environmental and agro-food applications, and on diagnostic tests applied to microorganisms of veterinary interest.
Course unit contents: 1° CFU: Search, isolation and selection of microorganisms for the agro-food production chains.
2° CFU: Identification of strategies aimed at obtaining suitable microorganisms for direct use in food production and transformation systems.
3° CFU: Genetic modification aimed at practical microbiological applications within the agri-food production chains.
4° CFU: Case studies (studies and/or researches and/or achievements for agro-food industry).
5° CFU: Echology of pathogens in animal populations and natural ways of transmission and maintenance of microorganisms of veterinary interest and for public health.
6° CFU: Critical evaluation of classical microbiological, serological and molecular methods for diagnostic purposes of zoonotic microorganisms.
7° CFU: Case-study resolutions for the diagnosis of infections due to zoonotic microorganisms.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: The course is organized in room lectures with the help of slides that will be made available to the students. In order to acquire basic biotechnological assays 32 h of lab practices will be carried out on molecular microbiological methods.
Additional notes about suggested reading: The slides used by the teacher will be made available to the student and some additional bibliographic material and links will be suggested. All the information and materials related to the course, and possibly more specific material will be also available on the University on-line platform Moodle.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • B. Biavati, C. Sorlini, Microbiologia agro ambientale. --: Ambrosiana, 2008. Autori vari Cerca nel catalogo
  • M.T.Madigan et al., Biology of Microorganisms. --: Brock, --. Cerca nel catalogo