Chemical safety and Toxicological Environmental Sciences

Studentessa in laboratorio
Bachelor
A.Y. 2020/2021
L-29 - Pharmacy
Bachelor
180
ECTS
Access
Limited enrollment with admission test
3
Years
Course location
Milano
Language
Italian
The degree in Chemical-Toxicological and Environmental Safety Sciences (SSCTA) belongs to Teaching Class "Pharmaceutical Sciences and Technology", called L-29. According to the present rules, SSCTA shares 60 credits with the degree course in Herbal Sciences and Technologies belonging to the Faculty of Pharmacy and the same teaching class.
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.
The degree in Chemical-Toxicological and Environmental Safety Sciences (SSCTA) is awarded to students who have gained the knowledge described above and have acquired the expertise necessary to face and solve chemical and toxicological issues related to environment and food chain contamination. They must be ready to collaborate with national and international operators, in different scientific fields.
A doctor in Chemical-toxicological and environmental safety sciences (SSCTA), also in reference to activities classified by the Italian Institute ISTAT, is normally employed in the following fields: life sciences (in the area of biology, biochemistry, microbiology and pharmacology); laboratories associated with health sciences (technical activities in clinical laboratories, food safety, etc.); pharmaceutical, cosmetic, food industries; universities, public and private research facilities inside the National Health System and agencies responsible for regulations in health and food safety.
Compared to other degrees of the Class L-29 present at the University of Milan, the doctors in Chemical-toxicological and environmental safety sciences (SSCTA) receive a specific training allowing them to apply for a wide spectrum of employments (see ISTAT code interested).
Employment statistics (Almalaurea)

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 course in Chemical-Toxicological and Environmental Safety Sciences (SSCTA) offers to its students the possibility to spend periods of study and training abroad using international programs of mobility and exchange; among them, the most important program is Erasmus+. The experience abroad is considered by the teachers of the course as a unique opportunity for the students to acquire personal experiences and professional skills.
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

Courses list

First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Calculus and Statistics 6 64 Italian MAT/07
General Chemistry 8 88 Italian CHIM/03
- Module 15
- Module 23
Human Anatomy and General Biology 12 96 Italian BIO/13 BIO/16
- General Biology8
- Human Anatomy4
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Analytical chemistry 8 88 Italian CHIM/01
- Unità didattica: esercitazioni3
- Unità didattica: lezioni5
Organic Chemistry 8 88 Italian CHIM/06
- Unità didattica: esercitazioni3
- Unità didattica: lezioni5
Physics and Informatics 9 104 Italian FIS/01 INF/01
- Informatics4
- Physics5
Scientific English 3 48 Italian L-LIN/12
year
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Pharmacology 1 and Pharmacology 2 8 64 Italian BIO/14
- Pharmacology 14
- Pharmacology 24
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Biochemistry 8 64 Italian BIO/10
General Pathology 6 48 Italian MED/04
Physiology 6 48 Italian BIO/09
Toxicology I 8 64 Italian BIO/14
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Chemical and Toxicological Analysis 1 11 128 Italian CHIM/08
- Module 16
- Module 25
Environmental chemistry 8 64 Italian CHIM/06 CHIM/12
Microbiology and Hygiene 8 88 Italian BIO/19
year
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Technology and Pharmaceutical Legislation and Toxicology II 13 120 Italian BIO/14 CHIM/09
- Technology and Pharmaceutical Legislation3
- Toxicology II10
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Biotechnology 1 and Biotechnology 2 8 64 Italian BIO/14
- Biotechnology 14
- Biotechnology 24
Food Chemistry 10 104 Italian CHIM/10
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Chemical and Toxicological Analysis 2 11 120 Italian CHIM/08
- Module 17
- Module 24
Conclusive activities
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Stage 6 0 Italian
Final exam 3 0 Italian
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Optional
Analysis of pesticides and contaminants in food and environmental matrices 4 32 Italian CHIM/10
Basic information on laboratory safety (chemistry, microbiology and biology) 4 32 Italian BIO/09
Detection of residues of toxic contaminants in food 4 32 Italian CHIM/10
Environmental impact assessment 4 32 Italian ICAR/03
Molecular mechanisms and biostrasformation 4 32 Italian BIO/10
Pollution and Environmental Safety 4 32 Italian BIO/14
Study of the mechanism of action of toxicants in the environment 4 32 Italian BIO/14
Training for Quality, Environment, Safety, Ethics, GMP 4 32 Italian BIO/14
Training job-support 4 32 Italian BIO/14
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Optional
Environmental fate of toxicants 4 32 Italian CHIM/06
Environmental toxicology 4 32 Italian BIO/14
Study plan rules
3 - Lo studente deve acquisire 12 CFU in attività formative scelte liberamente fra quelle attivate dall'Ateneo, purché coerenti con il suo percorso formativo. A questo scopo, il corso di laurea rende disponibili gli insegnamenti sotto indicati che si tengono, di norma, nel primo semestre. Eventuali modifiche del semestre verranno comunicate tempestivamente.
Accanto a ciascun insegnamento è specificato l'anno di corso consigliato per seguire l'insegnamento e sostenere l'esame con profitto.
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
Analysis of pesticides and contaminants in food and environmental matrices 4 32 Italian First semester CHIM/10
Basic information on laboratory safety (chemistry, microbiology and biology) 4 32 Italian First semester BIO/09
Detection of residues of toxic contaminants in food 4 32 Italian First semester CHIM/10
Environmental impact assessment 4 32 Italian First semester ICAR/03
Molecular mechanisms and biostrasformation 4 32 Italian First semester BIO/10
Pollution and Environmental Safety 4 32 Italian First semester BIO/14
Study of the mechanism of action of toxicants in the environment 4 32 Italian First semester BIO/14
Training for Quality, Environment, Safety, Ethics, GMP 4 32 Italian First semester BIO/14
Training job-support 4 32 Italian First semester BIO/14
Environmental fate of toxicants 4 32 Italian Second semester CHIM/06
Environmental toxicology 4 32 Italian Second semester BIO/14
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)
Location
Milano
Contacts
  • Studenti disabili e DSA: Prof.ssa Emma De Fabiani
    emma.defabiani@unimi.it
    via Balzaretti n. 9 – 20133 MILANO - Tel. 02 5031 8329 Previo appuntamento
  • Segreteria Didattica Interdipartimentale Scienze del Farmaco
    via Golgi 19 - Edificio 1, ingresso D - 20133 MILANO
    sscta@unimi.it

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).

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Enrollment
First year enrolment:
Admission
Limited enrollment with admission test

Places available: 60 + 5 reserved for non-EU citizens

Call for applications

Please refer to the call for admission test dates and contents, and how to register.

Session: 1

Application for admission: from 27/04/2020 to 22/07/2020

Application for matriculation: from 24/07/2020 to 07/08/2020

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Session: 2

Application for admission: from 10/08/2020 to 14/09/2020

Application for matriculation: from 01/10/2020 to 05/10/2020

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