Dipartimento di Scienze della Vita e dell'Ambiente - Guida degli insegnamenti (Syllabus)


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Seat Scienze
A.A. 2016/2017
Credits 4
Hours 32
Period 1^ semestre
Language ENG
U-gov code SM05 W000665


No prerequisites are needed.

Development of the course

The course consists of 64 hours (8 credits) of theory lectures, of which 32 hours (4 credits) of Chemical Risk (Prof. Samuele Rinaldi) and 32 hours (4 credits) of Industrial Risk (Prof. Dino Poggiali).

Learning outcomes

The course allows students to learn the knowledge about the chemical risk related to occupational safety and health, the ways the risk can be generated and the potential damages. In particular, the course allows students to learn how to assess the chemical risk, especially with respect to the health risk, using both environmental measurements and algorithms, and how to choose the various protective equipment.

Ability to apply the knowledge:
The students will have to learn the following skills: they will have to be able to identify what are the sources of chemical risk in an occupational environment and to evaluate the extent of the risk itself and of potential health damages. The students will have to be able also to choose, for any hypothetical case, the correct protective equipment.


Contents of the lectures (4 credits, 32 hours):
Introduction: legal and toxicological definitions. The old and new directives on chemical risk and classification of chemical agents. Chemical risk assessment for the health (toxicological risk): general aspects, legislative overview, health surveillance, exposure limit values, overview on carcinogens. Risk assessment for human health through environmental measurements: laws and directives, examples of procedures. Risk assessment through algorithms: general aspects, Movarisch, Archimede, Inforisk, Menarini, Cheope, Laborisch and ARPA/ISPRA algorithms. Personal protective equipment: classification, criteria for the selection and use of APVR, garments, gloves and glasses. Collective protection equipment.

Development of the examination

Methods for assessing learning outcomes:
The examination consists of an oral exam that consists of 3 questions with open response. A score between zero and ten is attributed at every question. The exam is passed when the final grade is equal or above 18.

Criteria for assessing learning outcomes:
In the oral exam, the student will have to demonstrate both the knowledge of subjects and the ability to use the knowledge to solve hypothetical problems. In particular, the student will have to be able to evaluate the chemical risk, using either environmental measurements or algorithms.

Criteria for measuring learning outcomes:
The final grade is attributed in thirtieths. Successful completion of the examination will lead to grades ranging from 18 to 30 with honours.

Criteria for conferring final grade: 
The final grade is attributed by summing the score of the 3 questions. The honours are awarded when the student demonstrate the full knowledge of the subject and the ability to solve hypothetical problems related to the chemical risk assessment.

Recommended reading

Notes taken during the lectures.
Legislation related to chemical and industrial risk and powerpoint presentations handed out by the lecturer.

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