The student should demonstrate the ability to elaborate the Course contents by integrating them with those of the prior Courses. There is no mandatory prerequisite concerning other Courses of the Study Course. Nevertheless, successful getting through the First Year Courses (Plant and Animal Biology, Physics, General and Inorganic Chemistry and Organic Chemistry) is strongly recommended prior to start the study of the topics inherent to the exam.
PREMISE: knowledge and understanding of the topics of the first 3.25 CFUs (T.U. 1) of the Course are imperative in order to understand the topics that will be considered subsequently, concerning both the Plant Physiology (last 2.75 CFUs of T.U. 1) and Agricultural Microbiology (4 credits, T.U. 2).
In this framework, and with the aim of facilitating the exam preparation, assessment of the student's knowledge will take place by means of three distinct tests, which will be scheduled as follows. In general, the answers will be evaluated on the basis of the student's capability to organize his/her knowledge of the topics, speech quality use of proper terms.
1st test (Principles of Thermodynamics and Biochemistry): oral examination, which typically includes two questions concerning bioenergetic and biochemical principles.
SUCCESSFUL EXAMINATION IS MANDATORY IN ORDER TO FACE THE TWO FOLLOWING STEPS.
2nd test (Agricultural Microbiology): oral examination, which typically includes four questions: two concerning General Microbiology (also dealing with microbiological analysis techniques) and two concerning agricultural-ecological microbiology, in which the student will demonstrate the ability to use the knowledge gained in the Course to solve agro-environmental problems in an interdisciplinary way.
3rd test (Principles of Plant Physiology): oral examination, which typically includes two questions concerning plant physiology topics.
Assessment methods and criteria will be identical for attending and non-attending students.
The final score will result from the weighted average, with respect to the relative CFUs, of the two Teaching Units.
Examinations will take place at Edolo with a minimum number of students equal to 5; otherwise, they will take place at the Facoltà di Scienze Agrarie ed Alimentari, via Celoria 2, Milano. The location will be therefore communicated to the students (on-line registration) by e-mail after the deadline of the registration time, i.e., 2 d before the test date. Students are therefore prompted to check regularly their institutional e-mail boxes (email@example.com
) and the Ariel 2.0 notice boards.
Students enrolled to an exam session who no longer wish to take the exam are therefore required, if access to the on-line system is already closed, to promptly notify their decision to the teachers. If not, the student will not be allowed to take the next exam session.
Students with Specific Learning Disorders (DSA): in order to take advantage of the foreseen dispensatory and compensatory tools, it is mandatory to have delivered the appropriate certification to the UniMI DSA Service (http://www.unimi.it/studenti/serviziodisabiliedsa.htm
). The DSA contact for the Study Course is Prof. Raffaella Zanchi (firstname.lastname@example.org
). Furthermore, DSA students are required to agree with the Teacher(s), in due advance, the methods of examination and the eligible supporting material (logical schemes, tables, etc.), provided their specific situation has been certified.
In one solar year, six examination dates for each of the three parts of the whole exam are foreseen, scheduled according to the teaching calendar and to the week of teaching interruption. During the periods of teaching activity, examinations are NOT foreseen. Only for Off-Course students, on the basis of specific and documented requirements and upon agreement with the Teacher(s) additional exam sessions may be planned at the Faculty of Agriculture in Milan.
Any additional information about the examination procedures will be illustrated by the Teachers during the course.