Università degli Studi di Urbino Carlo Bo / Portale Web di Ateneo


A.Y. Credits
2015/2016 8
Lecturer Email Office hours for students
Giuditta Fiorella Schiavano

Assigned to the Degree Course

Date Time Classroom / Location

Learning Objectives

Educational goals:
- To give knowledge of the relevance of feeding and nutrition for human health
- To give knowledge on impaired health due to dietary deficiency, excess, or imbalance.
- To acquire knowledge on food quality and control and on italian and EU legislation.


- Definitions and purposes of Hygiene Nutrition
- Nutritional epidemiology: general concepts, association and
effect measurement, bias, error; observational and experimental studies
- Feeding and Nutrition
- Food Pyramid
- The nutritional surveillance as a means of prevention: Diet and chronic degenerative diseases;life style risk factors for the development of chronic degenerative diseases.
- Body Mass Index (BMI)
- Epidemiology of obesity
- Cardiovascular Diseases
- Diabetes
- Cancer
- Osteoporosis
- Iodine deficiency
- Iron Deficiency Anemia
- Tooth Decay
- Nutritional safety and food quality
- Voluntary and involuntary food additives and contaminants
- Food and nutrition: impact on the immune response
- Adverse reactions to foods: allergies and intolerances
- Microbiota, probiotics, prebiotics and symbiotic
- Food contamination and its prevention
- Catering: systems and types
- Labelling legislation
- EU regulations.
- National Committee for Food Safety
- Healt claim: Regulation
- Microbial analysis and food safety management:GMP and HACCP systems, ISO guidelines
- Food safety legislation
- HACCP and practical application
- Codex Alimentarius
- Tracking and tracing,
- Indoor environmental hygiene (air, surface..) and food safety
- Detecting of foodborne pathogens: microbiological analysis, immunological techniques and modern methods based on molecular biology techniques like PCR, RFLP, DNA microarray assay.

Teaching Material

The teaching material prepared by the lecturer in addition to recommended textbooks (such as for instance slides, lecture notes, exercises, bibliography) and communications from the lecturer specific to the course can be found inside the Moodle platform › blended.uniurb.it

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