Environmental Health

Year 2021
Code 5837
Main Department Dipartimento di Scienze Mediche e Chirurgiche - DIMEC
Campus Ravenna
Credits 6
Cost 250,00 €
Application deadline May 04, 2021 (Expired)
Enrolment start and end from 14th May 2021 to 28th May 2021
Subject area
Number of participants
min 20 max 40
one week
Additional information

Environmental exposure to potential toxic substances occurs every day through air, soil, or water contamination. The current research focuses on risks related to chemical, biological, and physics agents in the environment, the work place and the food chain. Methods for investigation and assessment of risks to human health have been evolving in the last few years.

During this five-day residential summer school, the students will be introduced to the various approaches used in risk assessment: exposure assessment, toxicology (the science of poisons) and epidemiology (the science of public health). Students will attend a series of lecture courses at an intermediate/advanced level. The students also participate in exercises, case studies and practical sessions under the guidance of the teacher.

Collaborations: ARPAE Emilia Romagna and Italian Network Environment and Health, Italian Ministry of Health (RIAS)

Admission qualifications
a) First cycle degree/Bachelor - 180 ECTS (General policies and regulations D.M. 270) in the following course classes: ISNT/4 Tecniche della Prevenzione dell’Ambiente, L-13 Scienze biologiche, L-32 Scienze ambientali, L-27 Scienze e tecnologie chimiche, L-2 Biotecnologie, L-30 Scienze e tecnologie fisiche, L-41 Statistica, L-25 Scienze e tecnologie agrarie e forestali, L-26 Scienze e tecnologie agro-alimentari, L-17 Scienze dell’architettura, L-29 Tossicologia ambientale, SNT/03 Professioni Sanitarie Tecniche; SNT/04 Professioni sanitarie della prevenzione or First cycle degree/Bachelor of the same subject area, (General policies and regulations DM 509/99 and previous degree programme system);

b) Second cycle degree/Two year Master - 120 ECTS (General policies and regulations D.M. 270) in the following course classes: LM-41 Laurea in Medicina e Chirurgia, LM-42 Medicina Veterinaria, LM-6 Laurea in Biologia; LM-13 Farmacia o Farmacia Industriale; LM-09 Biotecnologie mediche, veterinarie, farmaceutiche; LM-61 Scienze della Nutrizione Umana, SNT/03/S Scienze delle professioni sanitarie tecniche, SNT/04/S Scienze delle professioni sanitarie della prevenzione, LM-7 Biotecnologie agrarie, LM-8 Biotecnologie industriali, LM-86 Scienze Zootecniche e Tecnologie animali, LM-4 Architettura, LM-17 Fisica, LM-54 Chimica, LM-60 Scienze della natura, LM-69 Agraria, LM-70 Scienze e Tecnologie Alimentari, LM- 71 Scienze e tecnologie della chimica industriale, LM-73 Scienze e tecnologie forestali e ambientali, LM-75 Scienze e tecnologie per l’ambiente e il territorio, LM-82 Scienze statistiche or Second cycle degree/Two year Master of the same subject area, (General policies and regulations DM 509/99 and previous degree programme system).

Other degrees are also accepted, provided they are supported by qualified and documented professional experience or additional documented post-graduate training in the subjects covered by the programme.
Selection criteria
Admission to the Programme is subject to the positive opinion formulated following the evaluation of the curriculum vitae.
Study plan
    • The science of exposure in the 21st century: the role of the environmental in non-communicable disease - MED/09 - Marco Domenicali;
    • Principles and advances in exposure assessment; Principles and advances of epidemiologic studies and toxicological studies - MED/42 - Tony Fletcher;
    • Air Pollution: epidemiological studies on the health effects of air pollution; clinical and toxicological studies on the health effects of air pollution - CHIM/12 - Fabrizio Passarini;
    • Water contamination: epidemiological, clinical and toxicological studies on the health effects of water contamination - CHIM/11 - Fabio Fava;
    • Principles of Health Impact Assessment: epidemiological approach; toxicological approach. - MED/42 - Annamaria Colacci;
    • Risk communication and Presentation of case studies. Synthesis of the scientific evidence. - MED/42 - Paola Angelini

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