Chemical safety and Toxicological Environmental Sciences

Studentessa in laboratorio
Bachelor
A.Y. 2019/2020
L-29 - Scienze e tecnologie farmaceutiche (EN)
Bachelor
180
ECTS
Access
Limited enrollment with admission test
3
Years
Course location
Milano
Language
Italian

Graduates in Chemical-Toxicological Sciences and Safety in the Environment engage in the improvement of environmental conditions through the identification of situations that pose a threat to living environments and are potentially damaging to the population.

They also deal with the elimination of threatening situations, and the continuous improvement of environmental conditions, including the quality and safety of elements that form part of the food chain.

The degree programme aims to offer training in the methods of chemical, biological, microbiological and toxicological analysis, following certified methods, and in the preparation of protocols for monitoring pollutants in the environment (water, air and ground) and contaminants in foodstuffs, in order to train graduates to deal with the planning of preventive and environmental education initiatives geared at safeguarding the health of the population.

The competences developed by graduates can also be useful from a social perspective, since they can help to:

  • promote the diffusion of scientific and cultural awareness;
  • ensure the protection of the environment and hence the health of the population;
  • revive cultural commitment in this regard and support, through discussion, information and enterprise, the promotion of positions that foster environmental protection, leading to an immediate improvement in the health conditions of the population.

Graduates in Chemical-Toxicological Sciences and Safety in the Environment can pursue careers in the following professional ambits:

  • life science specialists (biology, biochemistry, microbiology and pharmacology);
  • technical health science professions (clinical analysis laboratory technicians, biochemical laboratory technicians and food product technicians) particularly in the pharmaceutical industry;
  • publishing and the diffusion of scientific information;
  • the cosmetic and food industries;
  • toxicological and environmental survey and study centres and authorities responsible for the drafting of health regulations;
  • universities and other public and private research institutes and authorities, and National Healthcare System facilities.

Application and admission: Open with admission self-assessment test.

Additional learning obligations (OFA)

OFA: English language

Students must have level B1 proficiency in English. Proficiency may be certified at the time of matriculation by submitting a certificate of level B1 language proficiency or better, or by sitting the SLAM (University Language Centre) Placement test during the first year of studies only, between September and December.

Students who do not pass the test must follow the SLAM language courses and obtain appropriate certification within the year the plan of study calls for a language exam.

Mandatory, but there are personalized options for students who also work

Courses list

First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Calculus and Statistics 6 64 Italian
General Chemistry 8 88 Italian
- Module 15
- Module 23
Human Anatomy and General Biology 12 96 Italian
- General Biology8
- Human Anatomy4
Optional
Basic information on laboratory safety (chemistry, microbiology and biology) 4 32 Italian
Training for Quality, Environment, Safety, Ethics, GMP 4 32 Italian
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Analytical chemistry 8 88 Italian
- Unita' didattica: esercitazioni3
- Unita' didattica: lezioni5
Organic Chemistry 8 88 Italian
- Unita' didattica: esercitazioni3
- Unita' didattica: lezioni 5
Physics and Informatics 9 104 Italian
- Informatics4
- Physics5
Scientific English 3 48 Italian
Study plan rules
1 - I 12 CREDITI A DISPOSIZIONE DELLO STUDENTE SONO DA DESTINARE AD INSEGNAMENTI A LIBERA SCELTA TRA LE DISCIPLINE ATTIVATE PER IL CORSO DI LAUREA. TALI CORSI SI TENGONO DI NORMA NEL PRIMO SEMESTRE. EVENTUALI SPOSTAMENTI DI SEMESTRE, DOVUTI AD ESIGENZE DI ORGANIZZAZIONE DIDATTICA, VERRANNO COMUNICATI TEMPESTIVAMENTE.
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period
Basic information on laboratory safety (chemistry, microbiology and biology) 4 32 Italian First semester
Training for Quality, Environment, Safety, Ethics, GMP 4 32 Italian First semester
year
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Pharmacology 1 and Pharmacology 2 8 64 Italian
- Pharmacology 14
- Pharmacology 24
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Biochemistry 8 64 Italian
General Pathology 6 48 Italian
Physiology 6 48 Italian
Toxicology I 8 64 Italian
Optional
Environmental impact assessment 4 32 Italian
Molecular mechanisms and biostrasformation 4 32 Italian
Study of the mechanism of action of toxicants in the environment 4 32 Italian
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Chemical and Toxicological Analysis 1 11 128 Italian
- Module 16
- Module 25
Environmental chemistry 8 64 Italian
Microbiology and Hygiene 8 88 Italian
Study plan rules
2 -
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period
Detection of residues of toxic contaminants in food 4 32 Italian First semester
Environmental impact assessment 4 32 Italian First semester
Molecular mechanisms and biostrasformation 4 32 Italian First semester
Study of the mechanism of action of toxicants in the environment 4 32 Italian First semester
year
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Technology and Pharmaceutical Legislation and Toxicology II 13 120 Italian
- Technology and Pharmaceutical Legislation3
- Toxicology II10
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Biotechnology 1 and Biotechnology 2 8 64 Italian
- Biotechnology 14
- Biotechnology 24
Food Chemistry 10 104 Italian
Optional
Detection of residues of toxic contaminants in food 4 32 Italian
Environmental fate of toxicants 4 32 Italian
Environmental toxicology 4 32 Italian
Pollution and Environmental Safety 4 32 Italian
Training job-support 4 32 Italian
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Chemical and Toxicological Analysis 2 11 120 Italian
- Module 17
- Module 24
Conclusive activities
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Stage 6 Italian
Final exam 3 Italian
Study plan rules
3 -
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period
Detection of residues of toxic contaminants in food 4 32 Italian First semester
Environmental fate of toxicants 4 32 Italian First semester
Environmental toxicology 4 32 Italian First semester
Pollution and Environmental Safety 4 32 Italian First semester
Training job-support 4 32 Italian First semester
The acquisition of credits related to Analytical Chemistry is a prerequisite to the practical activities (laboratory) of Chemical and Toxicological Analysis 1.

The acquisition of credits related to Organic Chemistry is a prerequisite to the practical activities (laboratory) of Chemical and Toxicological Analysis 2.
Prescribed foundation courses
Learning activityPrescribed foundation courses
Analytical chemistry General Chemistry (compulsory)
Biochemistry General Chemistry (compulsory), Human Anatomy and General Biology (compulsory), Organic Chemistry (compulsory)
Biotechnology 1 and Biotechnology 2 Biochemistry (compulsory), Pharmacology 1 and Pharmacology 2 (compulsory)
Chemical and Toxicological Analysis 1 General Chemistry (compulsory), Physics and Informatics (compulsory)
Chemical and Toxicological Analysis 2 Chemical and Toxicological Analysis 1 (compulsory), Organic Chemistry (compulsory)
Environmental chemistry General Chemistry (compulsory), Organic Chemistry (compulsory), Physics and Informatics (compulsory)
Food Chemistry Biochemistry (compulsory), Chemical and Toxicological Analysis 1 (compulsory)
General Pathology Human Anatomy and General Biology (compulsory)
Microbiology and Hygiene General Chemistry (compulsory), Human Anatomy and General Biology (compulsory)
Organic Chemistry General Chemistry (compulsory)
Pharmacology 1 and Pharmacology 2 Human Anatomy and General Biology (compulsory)
Physiology General Chemistry (compulsory), Human Anatomy and General Biology (compulsory), Physics and Informatics (compulsory)
Technology and Pharmaceutical Legislation and Toxicology II Toxicology I (compulsory)
Toxicology I Human Anatomy and General Biology (compulsory)
Sede
Milano
Presidente del collegio: BARBARA VIVIANI
Contatti
Fees, scholarships and benefits

University fees

For students enrolled on bachelor’s, master’s and single cycle degree programmes are divided into two instalments of different amounts and with different payment deadlines:

  • the first, corresponding to the minimum amount, is the same for all students 
  • the second - technically referred to as an ‘all-inclusive fee’-  that is variable.

Students can also be entitled for tuition fee reductions such as:

More info at: Fees - current academic year

Scholarships and benefits

L’Ateneo fornisce inoltre una serie di agevolazioni economiche a favore dei propri studenti con requisiti particolari (merito, condizioni economiche o personali, studenti internazionali) come:

Enrollment
First year enrolment:
Admission
Limited enrollment with admission test

Places available: 60 plus 5 reserved to extra UE students


Session: 1


Call for applications: how to do


Application period: from 05-13-2019 to 07-24-2019
Enrolment period: from 07-26-2019 to 08-05-2019


Session: 2


Call for applications is going to be published.
Application period: from 08-09-2019 to 09-13-2019
Enrolment period: from 09-17-2019 to 09-23-2019