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 different types of industrial plants and equipment that may develop an energy release (fire and/or explosion) and/or dangerous material. During the lessons will be treated also methods for the risk assessment and the risk control, and compensation measures referring to local and EU regulations.

Ability to apply the knowledge:
The students will have to learn the following skills: capability to evaluate the industrial risk assessment for environment and health in different situations, through the use of appropriate models. Moreover, the student will obtain capability in choosing appropriate safety measures to reduce or contain industrial risk.


Contents of the lectures (4 credits, 32 hours):
Industrial plants equipment and components; Dangerous substances: classification methods; Industrial plants generated risks: energy and materials release; mathematical models of release; industrial risk analysis and assessment: theory and practical applications; safety management system, National and EU regulations on industrial risk; tests on chemical and industrial risk and problems solution about the application of regulations and/or about technical criteria on specific case stories.

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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