|SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR||CHIM/10|
The course deals with the fundamental items of food chemistry and addresses particular attentions to the relation between nourishing and health, with a preventive framework.
The main formative goals are - laying basis for further learning by the chemical knowledge of nutrients in foods, also starting from the students’ personal experiences; - applying the acquired learning to widely consumed foods or to foods which are largely employed as raw materials; - favouring the development of a critical attitude that allows to remain critical when exposed to communications on the subject nourishing-health, coming from media or Internet; - critically evaluating the actual health impact both of healthy and of dangerous compounds in foods, whatever the origin of these compounds (natural and accidental) is.
For the 4 CFU level :
At the end of the course students will be able to
Moreover, for the 6 CFU level, the student will be able to
Evaluate the dietetic role and the desirable frequency of some basic foods and of their derivatives on the basis of their chemical composition
Frontal lessons with the involvement of students about the topics to deal with, on the basis of students' personal experiences and interests. Lessons will be held by Teams.
For the 4 CFU level
The chemical properties of carbohydrates, proteins and lipids. Food inorganics. Nutritional requirements, sources and stability of vitamins. Food manufacturing techniques. Lipid oxidation and Maillard reaction in foods and dietetics: chemistry and nutritional consequences. Additives and contaminants.
For the 6 CFU level
Chemical composition of Milk and dietetic milk, cheese, ricotta and yogurt). Cereals and their derived foods (i.e. bread and pasta). Legumes. Olive oils and other edible oils and fats. Other topics are chosen on the basis of the students’ requests.
Evangelisti F., Restani P. Prodotti Dietetici- Chimica, tecnologia e impiego – PICCIN Editore;
P. Cabras, A. Martelli. Chimica degli Alimenti – PICCIN Editore
RAFFAELLA BOGGIA (President)
Following the official calendar at the beginning of the semester (close to September, 21st to the scheduled time )
All class schedules are posted on the EasyAcademy portal.
Oral exam, which could be held online by Microsoft Teams
The oral exam requires about thirty minutes/student and is carried out in the presence of two professors. After an introductory question, the exam aims at verifying the student ability to connect the faced learning topics and integrating chemical information with nutritional implications.