SAFETY ASSESSMENT OF XENOBIOTICS AND BIOTECHNOLOGICAL PRODUCTS (Classe LM-9)-For students enrolled from 2015/16 academic year

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Laurea magistrale
A.A. 2015/2016
LM-9 - Biotecnologie mediche, veterinarie e farmaceutiche
Laurea magistrale
The aim is to present provision of training program in risk assessment based on common European criteria, easily adoptable by institutions across Europe and focusing on Risk Assessment methodology and procedure. The project focuses on understanding the profile and training requirements of risk assessors in order to design a degree covering a range of disciplines in risk assessment and providing a model to establish a recognition of risk assessors in accordance to a well-defined and properly acknowledged training standard that will be available and adopted in 2015 in all European Countries by the Committee for Standardization CEN member states (CEN TC/416).
The Master level "Safety assessment of xenobiotics and biotechnological products (SAXBi)" is equivalent to the second-level higher education award that refers to the second cycle in the Qualifications Framework of the European Higher Education Area (EHEA), designed by the Bologna Accords (1999) which refers to level 7 of the European Union's European Qualifications Framework. The degree requires 120 European Credit Transfer System (ECTS), and the expected learning outcomes will meet those specific to the second Dublin descriptor.
The professional profiles generated will be employed by:
- public administration for the control, implementation and management of human health and environmental protection
- Industry Associations (Food, Cosmetics, Pharma, Chemicals)
- Pharma Companies in the sector of drug development
- Biotech Companies
- Contract Research Organization for the drug toxicity testing
- Food and Chemical Companies in Quality Control divisions
- Bioremediation Companies
- Innovative energy plants
- Public and Private Companies for the implementation and application of appropriate RA procedures
- Private sectors as consultants for RA of chemicals, food contaminants, water and air pollutants.
- Public and Private Research Institutions
- Universities and secondary schools…
Thanks to mobility programs such as Erasmus +, Erasmus Placement, and Erasmus Mundus, the CdS of the SAXbi offers its students the opportunity to spend periods of training abroad. The Erasmus Placement Program also offers the opportunity to play an internship abroad at companies, universities or other organizations. Universities and Institutions partners involved in these programs offer the possibility to engage in a wide range of areas. In the mobility period, the student can:
- Continue their studies by attending courses and the respective exams;
- Carry out the thesis.
Each student is followed by a tutor identified within the Course.
Http:// to page lists all the information related to the fields of study and training opportunities offered by the host locations. Procedure for the recognition of study periods abroad: each student must propose a Learning Agreement regarding training activities that lead to the recognition of a number of credits adequate to the period spent abroad, namely:
- 60 credits for one academic year;
- 30 credits for an academic semester:
- 20 credits for an academic quarter.
The period of study abroad will be recognized as valid after obtaining at least 70% of the credits specified in the learning agreement, while the activity of the thesis or internship will be valid only after acquisition of all credits. For students who have accomplished satisfactorily the training program, there are appropriate incentives, proposed by the teacher in charge, will be paid by the Faculty in the diploma achievement session. It provides additional points to the degree mark varying from a minimum of 1 to a maximum of 3 points depending on the duration of the study period, the amount of credits attained and the overall results obtained by the student.
Suggested to the course, mandatory to the labs.

Elenco insegnamenti

Primo semestre
Attività formative Crediti Ore totali Lingua
Development biology and differentiation 6 48 Inglese
Functional, metabolic and epigenetic biochemistry 6 48 Inglese
Methods of analysis of chemicals in water, air, biological fluids, tissues, food 6 48 Inglese
- Methods of analysis of chemicals3
- Physical-chemical characterization, identity3
Organ physiopathology and histopathology 10 80 Inglese
- Lab of Comparative Histopathology3
- Organ Physiology and Pathology7
Secondo semestre
Attività formative Crediti Ore totali Lingua
Bioremediation 7 72 Inglese
- Environmental Microbiology and Biotechnological Remediation3
- Laboratory of Cell Biology4
Biotechnology and pharmacotoxicology 10 88 Inglese
- Biotechnology and Pharmacology5
- Genotoxicology, Cancerogenicity, Reproductive and Developmental Toxicity5
Regulatory aspects in toxicology 6 48 Inglese
- Legislation in European Union3
- Regulatory Aspects of Medicaments, Medical Devices and Health products3
sarà attivato dall'A.A. 2016/2017
Primo semestre
Attività formative Crediti Ore totali Lingua
Databases and exposure scenarios 6 48 Inglese
- Informatics and Data Base3
- Statistics applied to Epidemiology3
Quantitative chemical structure and activity relationship 10 88 Inglese
- Methods of analysis applied to water, air, biological fluids, tissues, food and In Silico Methods in Toxicology5
- Structural Bioinformatics5
System toxicity and risk assessment 7 64 Inglese
- Risk Assessment4
- System Toxicity3
Secondo semestre
Attività formative Crediti Ore totali Lingua
Pharmacogenetics and epigenetics in toxicology 6 48 Inglese
Attività conclusive
Attività formative Crediti Ore totali Lingua
Other training activities 3 Inglese
Thesis 29 Inglese
Sedi didattiche
Teaching block Via Golgi 19
Sedi laboratori
Teaching block Via Golgi 19
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