Molecular, microbiological and chemical analysis for the safety of food and animal feed

Course Information
TitleΜΟΡΙΑΚΗ, ΜΙΚΡΟΒΙΟΛΟΓΙΚΗ ΚΑΙ ΧΗΜΙΚΗ ΑΝΑΛΥΣΗ ΓΙΑ ΤΗΝ ΑΣΦΑΛΕΙΑ ΤΡΟΦΙΜΩΝ ΚΑΙ ΤΩΝ ΖΩΟΤΡΟΦΩΝ / Molecular, microbiological and chemical analysis for the safety of food and animal feed
Cycle / Level2nd / Postgraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
CoordinatorMinas Arsenakis
Course ID40003425

Class Information
Academic Year2016 – 2017
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Examination)
Learning Outcomes
The course aims that students will acquire knowledge and understand methods, precautions and procedures regarding food analyses’ sampling, identification of fungi, bacteria and hazardous chemicals, qualitative and quantitative controls of species composition, and finally emerging technologies.
General Competences
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Respect natural environment
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
• Sampling methodology for microbiological analyses of food • Molecular and biochemical identification of fungi • Molecular and biochemical identification of bacteria • Hazardous Chemicals. Legislation, Analytical procedures, Main types and examples for specific food and liquids • Qualitative and quantitative controls of fraud in species composition based on DNA analyses • Chemical analyses of food and animal feed with High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC)
Educational Material Types
  • Slide presentations
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
  • Use of ICT in Student Assessment
Food crises in EU have recently instigated various actions in order to apply common protocols and procedures regarding food security and related laws and controls. Thus EU has some of the strictest legislation regarding food and animal feed controls. Therefore new knowledge has been produced and will be supplied during this course on available and new research and analytical methodologies on food safety. These encompass molecular, microbiological, chemical and biochemical procedures
Course Organization
Written assigments
Student Assessment
Written assignments and presentation of papers
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
  • Oral Exams (Formative, Summative)
Last Update