First cycle
degree courses
Second cycle
degree courses
Single cycle
degree courses
School of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine
Course unit
AGO2044654, A.A. 2017/18

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2016/17

Information on the course unit
Degree course Second cycle degree in
AG0064, Degree course structure A.Y. 2015/16, A.Y. 2017/18
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 8.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination ADVANCED METHODS FOR FOOD ANALYSES
Website of the academic structure
Department of reference Department of Agronomy, Food, Natural Resources, Animals and the Environment
E-Learning website
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction Italian
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

Teacher in charge PAOLO CARLETTI AGR/13

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses AGR/13 Agricultural Chemistry 8.0

Mode of delivery (when and how)
Period First semester
Year 2nd Year
Teaching method frontal

Organisation of didactics
Type of hours Credits Hours of
Hours of
Individual study
Laboratory 3.0 24 51.0 No turn
Lecture 5.0 40 85.0 No turn

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

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
6 Commissione a.a. 2017/18 01/11/2017 30/11/2018 CARLETTI PAOLO (Presidente)
LOMOLINO GIOVANNA (Membro Effettivo)
LANTE ANNA (Supplente)
MASI ANTONIO (Supplente)
5 Commissione a.a. 2016/17 01/11/2016 30/11/2017 CARLETTI PAOLO (Presidente)
LOMOLINO GIOVANNA (Membro Effettivo)
LANTE ANNA (Supplente)
MASI ANTONIO (Supplente)

Prerequisites: Basic knowledge of chemistry, physics and math.
Target skills and knowledge: The course aims to illustrate the basic knowledge to plan and to perform a chemical analysis. The student will comprehend the theory underling food analyses and will experience the practice the methodologies of foodstuff essay.
Examination methods: The final exam will be held in oral form.
Students, divided into groups, will also produce an essay reporting the lab experiences.
Assessment criteria: The students' assessment will be based on the knowledges apprehended and the comprehension of the methodologies seen during the course, and in the capacity of critically evaluate their application.
Course unit contents: Analytical methods characteristics, phases of a chemical analysis, choice of the analytical method, labware. Sampling, sample preparation, performing an analysis. Analytical data treatment, accuracy, repeatability and reproducibility, sources of errors. 1 CFU

Electrophoresis methods, isoelectrofocusing. Immunologic methods (ELISA, Western Blot). 3CFU

Light and matter: main spectroscopic techniques. 2CFU

Chromatographic tecniques (GC, HPLC). Basics of mass spectroscopy, genomics and proteomics. 2CFU
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: 40 hours of lessons
24 hours laboraory
Additional notes about suggested reading: Lesson slides can be downloaded at:
Any analytical chemistry textbook
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Rubinson, Rubinson, Chimica Analitica Strumentale. Bologna: Zanichelli, 2006. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Cozzi, Protti, Ruaro, Analisi chimica strumentale. Bologna: Zanichelli, 2001. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Harris, Chimica analitica quantitativa. Bologna: Zanichelli, 2003. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Cabras, Paolo; Tuberoso, Carlo, Analisi dei prodotti alimentariPaolo Cabras, Carlo I. G. Tuberoso. Padova: Piccin, 2014.