Regulation, standardization and business organization

A.Y. 2021/2022
Overall hours
IUS/07 SECS-P/06
Learning objectives
The course aims to provide students with elements in the fields of legislation, technical standardization, and business organization, with a particular attention to the activities related to food industry, distribution and service. In more practical terms, one of the course's goal is to provide the notion required to pass the exam for the access to the Biologists' Italian professional association (Ordine Nazionale dei Biologi).
Expected learning outcomes
At the end of the course, students should have developed the skills to fulfill with a self-confident and productive approach a future professional role in the fields of human nutrition and food technology.
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Lesson period
Second semester
Distance teaching mode is applied.
Course syllabus
The syllabus is shared with the following courses:
- [F91-27](

"Business Organization" Module:

Legal rules, religious rules, ethical rules. The deontology. Connections between legal and deontological rules. The Codes of Ethics. Introduction to legal rules. The separation of powers. The principal levels of production of legal rules. The efficacy of legal rules in time. The most important types of sources of legal rules: Constitution, constitutional laws, ordinary laws, decree-laws, legislative decrees, regional laws, regulations for enforcement of laws, European regulations and directives. The antinomies between sources of law and their solution. The legal rules for the profession of biologist. Legal rules for animal experimentation: European and national rules. Conscientious objection to animal experimentation in the national rules. The food safety.
Legal rules for the profession of biologist: structural laws.
Rules concerning biologist professional skill (food safety, biological risk, environment, cosmetology).
International, european and national standards organizations.
Company organization.
· Quality systems. Conceptual evolution: from voluntary trends to legal requirements.
· International Standards ISO 9000. Quality management principles.
· International Standards ISO 17000. Conformity assessment.
· International Standards ISO 14000. Environmental management systems.
· International Standard SA 8000. Social accountability.
· National Standard UNI ISO 45001. Occupational safety and health prevention in workplaces.
· Legislative and technical evolution: from workplaces to frequented places.
Prerequisites for admission
No preliminary knowledge is required.
Teaching methods
Interactive frontal lessons integrated by powerpoint presentations. Students are stimulated to actively participate to the lessons in order to improve their critical ability.
Attending to lessons is highly recommended.
Teaching Resources
PowerPoint presentations. Schemes and abstracts of legal rules, international and national standards.
Assessment methods and Criteria
Oral exam consisting in open questions aimed to assess the knowledge of the student about legal and deontological rules.
The ability of the student to apply international and national standards is also evaluated.
Partial exams during the teaching semester for students attending the course are not planned.
IUS/07 - LABOUR LAW - University credits: 0
SECS-P/06 - APPLIED ECONOMICS - University credits: 0
Lessons: 24 hours
Professor: Pastoni Fiorenzo
IUS/07 - LABOUR LAW - University credits: 0
SECS-P/06 - APPLIED ECONOMICS - University credits: 0
Lessons: 24 hours
Professor: Lopez Aldo