Chemical safety and Toxicological Environmental Sciences
The main objectives of the course Chemical-Toxicological and Environmental Safety Sciences (SSCTA) are: learning the traditional and novel analytical approaches in the area of chemistry, biology, microbiology and toxicology. The methods are developed, according to certified procedures or new protocols, to measure pollutants present in the environment (water, air, soil) and contaminants in foods. These activities provide suitable and innovative tools to the bodies in charge for prevention and education.
The main goals of the degree in Chemical-Toxicological and Environmental Safety Sciences (SSCTA) are: 1) the contribution to the improvement of living conditions by identifying harmful environmental situations at risk for the population; 2) to help overcoming hazards and achieving better environmental conditions including the quality and the safety of the food chain. Moreover, the qualification of the students in SSCTA can be socially useful because they could promote a better cultural and scientific aggregation in understand environmental systems and predict environmental changes. The degree in SSCTA allows a specific culture and scientific expertise, which can be applied to support appropriate initiatives in environmental protection, that have a strict correlation with the protection of animal and human health.
Admission requires the adequate knowledge and skills to successfully follow the teachings of the course in SSCTA. Such knowledge includes a satisfactory familiarity with the basic mathematical calculation, knowledge of the main laws of mechanical physics and basic knowledge of cell biology and general chemistry, skills of logic, a capacity for oral and written expression without hesitation and mistakes, a fair general culture.
METHOD OF VERIFICATION OF KNOWLEDGE
To be admitted to the Degree Course in SSCTA, students must present a high school diploma or an equivalent foreign qualification pursuant to Ministerial Decree October 22, 2004 n.270. The test for access to the degree course in SSCTA is the TOLC-S, an online test provided by CISIA (https://www.cisiaonline.it/), Interuniversity Consortium Integrated Access Systems, which must be taken before enrolment.
The TOLC-S consists of four sections, with questions of Basic Mathematics, Reasoning and Problems, Understanding of the Text, Basic Sciences, with a degree deriving from the preparation of the High School.
Test structure and arguments: https://www.cisiaonline.it/area-tematica-tolc-scienze/struttura-della-p….
In the TOLC there is an additional section of English whose outcome does not affect the merit ranking, nor replaces the verification of the language OFA, but constitutes a self-assessment for the student.
The TOLC-S can be done at the University of Milan or any other location among those indicated on the page https://tolc.cisiaonline.it/calendario.php.
Enrolment procedures and deadlines will be published on the University website at https://www.unimi.it/it/studiare/immatricolarsi-e-iscriversi.
Only students who are usefully placed on the merit ranking list can enrol in the SSCTA Degree Course.
ADDITIONAL TRAINING OBLIGATIONS AND PROCEDURES FOR THE OFA RECOVERY
Students admitted but with a Basic Mathematics assessment < 10 in the TOLC-S test, will be assigned Additional Training obligations (OFA). For students with OFA, support activities will be organized in the period October-December and have to demonstrate that they have improved their preparation. In the absence of this evidence, the student scannot take any exam of the second year before passing the exam of Mathematics and Statistics.
OFA B1 - LANGUAGE TEST
To attend the course and take the exam in Scientific English (required by the course plan), knowledge of the English language at level B1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) is required. This level can be attested in the following ways:
· By sending a linguistic certification obtained no later than 3 years before, of level B1 or higher (for the list of linguistic certifications recognized by the University, please refer to the website: https: // www. unimi.it/it/node/297/). The certification can be loaded at the moment of enrolment;
· Via Placement Test, provided by SLAM exclusively during the first year, from October to December. In case of failure of the test, it will be necessary to follow the courses provided by SLAM.
The Placement Test is mandatory for all students who are not in possession of a valid certification. Those who do not take the Placement Test by December or do not pass the final test within 6 attempts must obtain a paid certification within the year in which the language exam is scheduled.
The Universities hosting SSCTA students are at the moment located in Romania (Transilvania University of Brasov); Spain (Universities of Madrid and Granada), and Slovenia (University of Ljubljana).
The mobility is aimed to acquire credits (attending courses) and/or work in a training program, which can be used to prepare the final thesis
The universities involved in the exchanges offer activities in the area of biochemistry, pharmacology, and analytical methods (including both traditional and novel approaches).
Each student has a tutor, selected among the SSCTA teachers. All information about international mobility is reported at http://www.farmacia.unimi.it/CorsiDiLaurea/3125_ITA_HTML.html.
Reward for the period spent abroad:
According to the period spent abroad, each student must prepare a suitable Learning Agreement in term of credits:
- An academic year: 60 credits;
- An academic semester: 30 credits;
- A three-months period: 20 CFU
The students must obtain at least 70% of credits established in the Learning Agreement. For students spending a training period abroad, the student must obtain all credits reported in the Learning Agreement.
For the students, who finalize positively their training period, a reward is planned at the end of the academic carrier. Extra marks, ranging between 1 and 3 (according to the period spent abroad, the number of credits obtained, and the value of the whole experience), are added to the final grade taking into consideration the tutor's proposal.
Mandatory, but there are personalized options for students who also work
The tuition fees for students enrolled in Bachelor's, Master's and single-cycle degree programmes are divided into two instalments with different calculation methods and payment schedules:
- The amount of the first instalment is the same for all students
- The amount of the second instalment varies according to the ISEE University value, the degree programme and the student status (on track / off track for one year or off track for more than a year)
- An additional fee is due for online programmes
The University also offers:
- Concessions for students meeting high merit requirements
- Diversified tuition fees according to the student's home country for international students with assets/income abroad
- Concessions for international students with refugee status
Scholarships and benefits
The University provides a range of financial benefits to students meeting special requirements (merit, financial or personal conditions, international students).
Admission, ranking and enrolment