Ecosystems And Environmental Quality

A.Y. 2019/2020
6
Max ECTS
60
Overall hours
SSD
BIO/03 CHIM/12 MED/42 MED/50
Language
Italian
Learning objectives
- Knowledge of the fate of natural and synthetic elements and their impact on the natural ecosystems and on cultural heritage;
- Development of chemical and technological knowledge for the treatment, recovery and recycling of waste;
- Development of knowledge on the ecosystems and on the quality indicators to be used for the evaluation of pollution;
- Development of knowledge on the environmental fate of contaminants to promote the ability to use integrated models related to prevention;
- Development of the ability to develop specific monitoring plans for assessing the quality of indoor environments.
Expected learning outcomes
At the end of the course, the student will develop an interdisciplinary competence, to help him in understanding the complexity of environmental problems.
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Responsible
Prerequisites for admission
The student must have general knowledge of biology, chemistry, plant anatomy.
Assessment methods and Criteria
The final examination is a written text with questions aimed at understanding the knowledge of the student and its capability to interpret information given in the course.
The evaluation will be weighted according to the CFU provided in each module.
It is possible to take calculators to the environmental chemistry exam.
The results, in anonymous form, will be announced on the Ariel platform.
The possibility of intermediate tests in exceptional cases will be considered.
Chimica ambientale e beni culturali
Course syllabus
Structure and composition of the atmosphere, Fundamentals of photochemistry and chemical kinetics, Photochemical reactivity of atmospheric species, Acid deposition, Greenhouse effect, stratosphere chemistry and ozone, impacts on health, climate impacts, legislation, monitoring and air quality plans, energy sources
Teaching methods
Frontal lessons supported by slides.
Teaching Resources
The slides shown during the course and scientific articles and documents will be uploaded on ARIEL platform.


Textbooks recommended:

Si consigliano inoltre i seguenti libri di testo:
Chemistry of the upper and lower atmosphere. Barbara J. Finlayson Pitts e James N. Pitts, Jr. Academic Press, 2000
Atmospheric chemistry and Physics From air pollution to climate change. John H. Seinfeld e Spyros N. Pandis Wiley-VCH:  New York. 1997
Auxilia F, Pontello M, Igiene e Sanità Pubblica, a cura di Bertazzi PA e Grappasonni Piccin Nuova Libraria 2016
Bioindicatori ambientali. Francesco Sartori; Ed. Fondazione Lombardia per l'ambiente, 1998. ISBN 8881340399, 9788881340392.
Botanica ambientale e applicata
Course syllabus
Environmental risk analysis (on environmental investigation and bio-indicators, on environmental monitoring) and design of projects for phytoremediation.
- The general principles of bioindication
- Examples of bioindication projects.
- general principles of phytoremediation
- GMOs, Biotechnology and the environment
Teaching methods
Frontal lessons supported by slides.
Teaching Resources
The slides shown during the course and scientific articles and documents will be uploaded on ARIEL platform.


Textbooks recommended:

Si consigliano inoltre i seguenti libri di testo:
Chemistry of the upper and lower atmosphere. Barbara J. Finlayson Pitts e James N. Pitts, Jr. Academic Press, 2000
Atmospheric chemistry and Physics From air pollution to climate change. John H. Seinfeld e Spyros N. Pandis Wiley-VCH:  New York. 1997
Auxilia F, Pontello M, Igiene e Sanità Pubblica, a cura di Bertazzi PA e Grappasonni Piccin Nuova Libraria 2016
Bioindicatori ambientali. Francesco Sartori; Ed. Fondazione Lombardia per l'ambiente, 1998. ISBN 8881340399, 9788881340392.
Igiene generale e applicata
Course syllabus
Definition of ecosystem, energy flows, food chains and networks, main biogeochemical cycles, lotic and lentic aquatic environments, definition of pollution, eutrophication. Case studies.
Teaching methods
Frontal lessons supported by slides.
Teaching Resources
The slides shown during the course and scientific articles and documents will be uploaded on ARIEL platform.


Textbooks recommended:

Si consigliano inoltre i seguenti libri di testo:
Chemistry of the upper and lower atmosphere. Barbara J. Finlayson Pitts e James N. Pitts, Jr. Academic Press, 2000
Atmospheric chemistry and Physics From air pollution to climate change. John H. Seinfeld e Spyros N. Pandis Wiley-VCH:  New York. 1997
Auxilia F, Pontello M, Igiene e Sanità Pubblica, a cura di Bertazzi PA e Grappasonni Piccin Nuova Libraria 2016
Bioindicatori ambientali. Francesco Sartori; Ed. Fondazione Lombardia per l'ambiente, 1998. ISBN 8881340399, 9788881340392.
Scienze tecniche mediche applicate
Course syllabus
Evolution over time of the environmental value before and after the Enlightement/Industrial Revolution: from the magical/spiritual environmental value to the scientific environmental value, legislative evolution in environmental theme (local regulations, planning tools, VAS, VIA), reading of simple architectural drawings.
Teaching methods
Frontal lessons supported by slides.
Teaching Resources
The slides shown during the course and scientific articles and documents will be uploaded on ARIEL platform.


Textbooks recommended:

Si consigliano inoltre i seguenti libri di testo:
Chemistry of the upper and lower atmosphere. Barbara J. Finlayson Pitts e James N. Pitts, Jr. Academic Press, 2000
Atmospheric chemistry and Physics From air pollution to climate change. John H. Seinfeld e Spyros N. Pandis Wiley-VCH:  New York. 1997
Auxilia F, Pontello M, Igiene e Sanità Pubblica, a cura di Bertazzi PA e Grappasonni Piccin Nuova Libraria 2016
Bioindicatori ambientali. Francesco Sartori; Ed. Fondazione Lombardia per l'ambiente, 1998. ISBN 8881340399, 9788881340392.
Botanica ambientale e applicata
BIO/03 - ENVIRONMENTAL AND APPLIED BOTANY - University credits: 1
Lessons: 10 hours
Chimica ambientale e beni culturali
CHIM/12 - CHEMISTRY FOR THE ENVIRONMENT AND FOR CULTURAL HERITAGE - University credits: 2
Lessons: 20 hours
Professor: Gianelle Vorne Luigi
Igiene generale e applicata
MED/42 - HYGIENE AND PUBLIC HEALTH - University credits: 1
Lessons: 10 hours
Professor: Tesauro Marina
Scienze tecniche mediche applicate
MED/50 - APPLIED MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY AND METHODOLOGY - University credits: 2
Lessons: 20 hours