Environmental Health

Year 2022
Code 5837
Main Department Dipartimento di Scienze Mediche e Chirurgiche - DIMEC
Campus Ravenna
Credits 7
Cost 250,00 €
Starting date Nov 14, 2022
Finishing date Nov 18, 2022
Application deadline Oct 06, 2022 (Expired)
Enrolment start and end from 21/10/2022 to 03/11/2022
Subject area
Learning outcomes
The programme lasts for one week, classroom training is delivered in english and italian, awards 7 CFU credits and aims the following learning outcomes 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. 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, RIAS (Italian Network Environment and Health, Italian Ministry of Health), ISPRA
Number of participants
MIN 20 - MAX 40
one week
English, Italian
Admission qualifications
- first cycle degree or second cycle degree obtained under D.M. 270/04 or first cycle degree or second cycle degree obtained under the laws previously in force (DM 509/99 and Old Regulations) in the following fields or 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 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 first cycle degree or second cycle degree 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;

- first cycle degree and/or second / single cycle degree obtained abroad deemed equivalent to those described in point above by the admission committee, for the purposes of admission to the Master.
Selection criteria
Admission to the Summer School is subject to a positive opinion based on evaluation of the curriculum vitae.
Academic director
Marco Domenicali
Study plan
  • The science of exposure in the 21st century: the role of the environmental in non-communicable disease - SSD: MED/09 - Marco Domenicali;
  • Principles and advances in exposure assessment; Principles and advances of epidemiologic studies and toxicological studies - SSD: MED/42 - Miriam Naomi Jacobs;
  • Air Pollution: epidemiological studies on the health effects of air pollution; clinical and toxicological studies on the health effects of air pollution - SSD: CHIM/12 - Fabrizio Passarini;
  • Water contamination: epidemiological, clinical and toxicological studies on the health effects of water contamination - SSD: CHIM/11 - Fabio Fava;
  • Principles of Health Impact Assessment: epidemiological approach; toxicological approach. - SSD: MED/42 - Annamaria Colacci;
  • Risk communication and Presentation of case studies. Synthesis of the scientific evidence - SSD: MED/42 - Paola Angelini

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