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


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Seat Scienze
A.A. 2016/2017
Credits 2
Hours 16
Period 2^ semestre
Language ENG
U-gov code SM05 W000676


Knowledge of the topics of the courses on Physics and Chemistry.

Development of the course

The course consists of theoretical lectures and exercises (2 credits, 16 hours).

Learning outcomes

The course enables students to acquire the fundamental knowledge of the theoretical and methodological basis of main techniques for fighting fire.

Ability to apply the knowledge:
At the end of the course, the student should also acquire the following professional skills: ability to carry out basic fire risk assessment and identify the minimum fire protection features required for a construction.

Soft skills:
The execution of reports on the exercises carried out contribute to improve for the student the learning capacity in autonomy, and the ability to draw conclusions.


Content (lectures, 2 CFU, 16 hours). 
Scope and general principles of fire safety. Normative references. Terms and definitions
Fundamentals of physical and chemical fire. Fire prevention measures. 
Reaction to fire, resistance to fire, compartimentation, means of escape. 
Fire fighting equipment and fixed firefighting systems (fire extinguishers, hydrant systems, hose systems, automatic sprinkler systems etc.)
Smoke and heat control systems. 
Automatic fire detection and fire alarm systems. 
Emergency lighting. 
Fire-fighting risk assessment. Fire safety management. Fire safety in the workplace. 

Development of the examination

Methods for assessing learning outcomes:
The learning assessment will be in a classic mode and it will consist in a written test and an oral discussion of the script. Thirty questions are provided for the examination.

Criteria for assessing learning outcomes: 
In the written and oral examination, students must propose synthetic and effective answers to problems of issues discussed during the lessons.

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

Criteria for conferring final mark:
The final mark is attributed by the evaluation of the written test and oral discussion. The student that in the written test reported a lower score 18 will not be admitted to the oral. The laud is attributed when the student demonstrates complete mastery of the matter.

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Lecture notes

  • Rischio ambientale e protezione civile

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