Nanomaterials: applications and effects

A.Y. 2018/2019
8
Max ECTS
48
Overall hours
SSD
VET/02 VET/05 VET/07
Language
English
Learning objectives
The aim of this course is to give information on the advantages on the use of nanomaterials and adverse effects on environment, humans and animals through the following topics: nanomaterials in tissue engineering, nanomicrobiology and nanotoxicology.
Expected learning outcomes
Undefined
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Responsible
Lesson period
Second semester
ATTENDING STUDENTS
Module: Nanotoxicology: effects of nanomaterials and nanoparticles
Course syllabus
The risk of nanomaterials and nanoparticles, is related to their chemical and physiochemical properties, i.e. size, shape, solubility, surface charge and surface reactivity.
The course will provide information on possible sources, exposure and toxicological effects of nanomaterials and nanoparticles.
Nanotoxicology: introduction (2 hours)
Toxicological effects of nanomaterials and nanoparticles (4 hours)
Eco-toxicology of nanomaterials (4 hours )
Nanotoxicology in vitro model systems (4 hours )
Case studies in nanotoxicology (4 hours)
Module: Nanomicrobiology: applications to biomedicine
Course syllabus
The aim of this course, through the application of advanced AFM technique on microbial cells at nanometer resolution, is to investigate on bacteria and fungi the molecular bases of pathogen-host and pathogen-drug interactions
Module: Nanomaterials in tissue engineering
Course syllabus
The aim of the module is to convey information about the most modern and common nanomaterials and nanostructures employed in tissue engineering, mainly in veterinary field. Given the ample spread of the arguments, the module will focus on the nanostructures and on some aspects of tissue biology, e.g. bone, cartilage, vascular tissue.
NON-ATTENDING STUDENTS
Module: Nanotoxicology: effects of nanomaterials and nanoparticles
Course syllabus
The risk of nanomaterials and nanoparticles, is related to their chemical and physiochemical properties, i.e. size, shape, solubility, surface charge and surface reactivity.
The course will provide information on possible sources, exposure and toxicological effects of nanomaterials and nanoparticles.
Nanotoxicology: introduction (2 hours)
Toxicological effects of nanomaterials and nanoparticles (4 hours)
Eco-toxicology of nanomaterials (4 hours )
Nanotoxicology in vitro model systems (4 hours )
Case studies in nanotoxicology (4 hours)
Module: Nanomicrobiology: applications to biomedicine
Course syllabus
The aim of this course, through the application of advanced AFM technique on microbial cells at nanometer resolution, is to investigate on bacteria and fungi the molecular bases of pathogen-host and pathogen-drug interactions
Module: Nanomaterials in tissue engineering
Course syllabus
The aim of the module is to convey information about the most modern and common nanomaterials and nanostructures employed in tissue engineering, mainly in veterinary field. Given the ample spread of the arguments, the module will focus on the nanostructures and on some aspects of tissue biology, e.g. bone, cartilage, vascular tissue.
Module: Nanomaterials in tissue engineering
VET/02 - VETERINARY PHYSIOLOGY - University credits: 2
Lessons: 12 hours
Professor: Faustini Massimo
Module: Nanomicrobiology: applications to biomedicine
VET/05 - INFECTIOUS DISEASES OF DOMESTIC ANIMALS - University credits: 3
Lessons: 18 hours
Professor: Martino Piera Anna
Module: Nanotoxicology: effects of nanomaterials and nanoparticles
VET/07 - VETERINARY PHARMACOLOGY AND TOXICOLOGY - University credits: 3
Lessons: 18 hours
Professor: Caloni Francesca