03596 - Food Chemistry

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  • Teacher Matilde Tura

  • Credits 3

  • SSD CHIM/10

  • Teaching Mode Traditional lectures

  • Language Italian

  • Campus of Bologna

  • Degree Programme First cycle degree programme (L) in Dietistic (cod. 8470)

  • Teaching resources on Virtuale


This teaching activity contributes to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN 2030 Agenda.

Zero hunger Good health and well-being Responsible consumption and production

Academic Year 2022/2023

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course the student possesses the basic theoretical knowledge on the properties and reactivity of the main organic compounds and functional groups as constituents of biological macromolecules. Of the latter, the student must understand and know the structure and biological and nutritional meaning for the purpose of his professional training. These objectives are the prerequisite for understanding the biological phenomena at the molecular level which are fundamental for a correct diet.

Course contents

  • WATER IN FOOD (with laboratory exercise)
  • CARBOHYDRATES (with classroom exercise)
  • HONEY (with exercise in the sensory room)
  • PROTEINS (with classroom exercise)
  • VEGETABLE OILS AND REFINING (with exercises in the laboratory, in the sensory room and in the classroom for data processing)

Teaching methods

Lectures, laboratories, brainstorming, discussions, learning in class, workgroups. In consideration of the types of activities and teaching methods adopted, the attendance of this training activity requires that all students of Modules 1 and 2 carry out in e-learning mode [https://www.unibo.it/it/servizi-e-opportunita/salute-e-assistenza/salute-e-sicurezza/sicurezza-e-salute-nei-luoghi-di-studio-e-tirocinio] and participation in Module 3 of specific training on safety and health in places of study . Information on dates and methods of attendance of Module 3 can be consulted in the appropriate section of the study course website.

Assessment methods

Oral exam at the end of the course on topics addressed in the program (including the exercises and laboratory activities carried out). The oral interview will take place on the same day for the two Modules of the Integrated Course FOOD CHEMISTRY AND FOOD TECHNOLOGY (C.I.)

Office hours

See the website of Matilde Tura