Food, Health and Environment (corso in lingua inglese)

Degree course: MSc (laurea magistrale) (in English)

Class: LM-6 – Biologia

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Structure: Dipartimento di Scienze e Innovazione Tecnologica (DISIT)

Address: Vercelli, P.zza Sant'Eusebio, 5

Student Office: Vercelli, Via G. Ferraris, 109

Director: Prof. Irma Dianzani

Steering committee: Proff. Roberto Barbato, Maria Cavaletto, Jean Daniel Coisson, Irma Dianzani, Marisa Gariglio e Paola Vola

Strengths of the course

  • International course
    • Interdisciplinary format: joint initiative of DISIT, DISS, DIMET and DISEI and with the contribution of DiGSPES and DSF
    • Specific preparation in the areas of Food and Health with a focus on the evaluation of environmental and human health risks associated with food production
    • Introduction of sotf skills to increase organizational and communication skills.
    • Interaction with international Professors

The course of FHE is designed to prepare graduate students with a solid competence in biology, pathophysiology and chemistry in the field of food and health with a focus on the evaluation of environmental and human health risks associated with food production. 

The course also aims to provide students with a solid knowledge in basic biological disciplines aimed at a deeper understanding of the physiological and pathological processes related to nutrition at the molecular, cellular and systemic level. The course also aims to provide students with some non-biological skills that will play an important role in the professional development.

In order to be admitted to this course, students need to have a laurea diploma in L-13 class from UPO or any other Italian university; students with a diploma in different laurea classes or a different international degree will be admitted only after the competent commission will have ascertained the curricula requirements.

Career opportunities  

  • Public and private sectors.
  • Access to related PhD programs.
  • Laboratories for biological, chemical-clinical and quality control analyses;
  • Sectors of scientific communication and dissemination,
  • Universities and research institutions.

Erasmus mobility: Spain: “Miguel De Cervantes” (Valladolid), Saragozza, Granada, Cordova, Siviglia, Politécnica de Catalunya (Barcellona). France: Nantes, Sophia-Antipolis (Nizza), Lumière 2 (Lione). Polonia: PJ-IIT (Varsavia). Portugal: Nova (Lisbona)

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