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School of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine
Course unit
AGL1000092, A.A. 2019/20

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2018/19

Information on the course unit
Degree course First cycle degree in
AG0057, Degree course structure A.Y. 2017/18, A.Y. 2019/20
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 8.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination FOOD TECHNOLOGY: VEGETAL PRODUCTS
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 ANNA LANTE AGR/15

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses AGR/15 Food Sciences 8.0

Course unit organization
Period First semester
Year 2nd Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Practice 1.0 8 17.0 No turn
Lecture 7.0 56 119.0 No turn

Start of activities 30/09/2019
End of activities 18/01/2020
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2017 course timetable

Prerequisites: The student must have passed the examinations: Biological Sciences, Chemistry courses, Maths, English Language and Vegetal Production.

Prerequisites are also computer skills refer to the ability to search scientific information and references.
Target skills and knowledge: The goal of the course is to provide knowledge, from fundamental to application, to understand the main processes of foodstuffs of plant origin.
Examination methods: The exam consists of a written test on the knowledge acquired, exceeding which students are admitted to the oral examination.

Skills and competencies will be evaluated during the interview.

There is no test in progress.
Assessment criteria: The evaluation will be based on the level of knowledge and understanding of the topics covered in class.

The assessment of learning outcomes will be based on the ability to make a personal elaboration of knowledge to identify and solve specific technical problems of the food industry
Course unit contents: 1° Credit
Introduction to the course. From farm to fork. Prepacking operations. Characteristics of technological interest in fruits and vegetables.

Deterioration factors and their control. Hurdle technology.

4°-5° Credit
General procedures for fruit and vegetable preservation. Semi-processed products. Combined preservation procedures.Canned food.

Olive oil flow sheet. Some additives: emulsifiers, thickeners, antioxidants.

8° Credito
Food processed
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Lectures provide the necessary theoretical background to carry out practical activities.

Practical activities enable the students to put into practice the theory they are studying.

Practical activies are:
1) learning by cases method
2) educational visits
Additional notes about suggested reading: Slides used in the lectures will be available along with bibliographic material of open access journals.Link online for the study of specific topics will be suggested.

Link where to find teaching materials is
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Pompei C., La trasformazione industriale di frutta ed ortaggi.. Bologna: Edagricole, 2005. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Friso, Dario, Ingegneria dell'industria agroalimentare vol I e II. Padova: Cleup, 2018. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Porretta A. e S., L'industria delle conserve alimentari. Pinerolo: Chiriotti Editore, 1999. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Zanoni, Bruno, Tecnologia alimentare contenuti e metodologie di studio. Padova:, 2011. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Rinaldo, Calogero, Piante Alimentari. Padova: Piccin, 2018. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Mosca, Giuliano, Oli e Grassi Fonti oleaginose per gli utilizzi food e no food. Bologna: Edagricole, 2019. Cerca nel catalogo

Innovative teaching methods: Teaching and learning strategies
  • Lecturing
  • Problem based learning
  • Case study
  • Interactive lecturing
  • Questioning
  • Problem solving
  • Use of online videos

Innovative teaching methods: Software or applications used
  • Moodle (files, quizzes, workshops, ...)

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure Responsible Consumption and Production