The objectives of the course are to provide the student with in-depth information about the effects caused by different substances (see program) on the environment and on human health. The molecular mechanims undelying these effects will be also addressed. Furthermore, the issues related to safety and the limits beyond which a substance passes form safe to dangerous will be dealt with particular interest.
Expected learning outcomes
At the end of the course, the student is expected to have acquired knowledge about the dangerousness of some substances on the environment and on human health. The acquired notions will concern not only the pathologies/dysfunctions potentially caused by the exposure but also the molecular mechanisms involved. The student will develop a critical way of thinking by reading scientific manuscripts written in English and published in international journals. During the lessons, the student will report to the teacher and to the classmates about the papers read thus increasing his/her ability to communicate and transmit the acquired knowledge.
Lesson period: First semester
(In case of multiple editions, please check the period, as it may vary)