Water and food-borne microbiological diseases and dietary habits in human population


Langue d'enseignement : Anglais
Crédits ECTS: 3


  • Heures d'enseignement dispensées à l'étudiant : 24 heures
  • Temps de travail personnel : 66 heures

Objectifs et compétences

Objectifs :

Foodborne illness (also called called "foodborne disease," "foodborne infection," or "food poisoning) is a worldwide common public health problem. Microbiological foodborne illness are resulting from the food spoilage or from the contamination of water and food by pathogenic bacteria, viruses, or parasites, as well as from the presence of harmful chemicals and natural toxins produced by bacteria and filamentous fungi. These different diseases have many different symptoms, so there is no one "syndrome" that is foodborne illness. However, the microbe or toxin enters the body through the gastrointestinal tract, which constitutes the starting point of the disease.

General Instructional Objective (GIO):

During this course student will learn about:

◦ Genetic diversity and molecular organization of viruses, prokaryotic and eukaryotic microorganisms

◦ Ecological niche and reservoir of food-contaminating microorganisms

◦ The process of water and food contamination and how to prevent it

◦ The main physiopathological disorders, their consequences on health and available treatments

◦ The more recent techniques to assess risk, detect and identify microorganisms and toxins, and determine the conformity with authorized safety levels.

Specific Behavioral Objectives (SBO):

- Having a global view of how to identify and manage the risk of foodborne disease

- To be able to collect, organize and present any scientific information dealing with foodborne disease

- Knowing the specific epidemiology of foodborne diseases according to the country of food production and processing

Organisation pédagogique

le mode de fonctionnement de l'UE est présenté au début des enseignements

Contrôle des connaissances

Session 1

Examen terminal (durée 1h30 - coeff. 1)

Session 2

Examen terminal (durée 1h30) ou Examen Oral - coeff. 1

Lectures recommandées

l'ensemble des références bibliographiques est communiqué au début des enseignements

Responsable de l'unité d'enseignement

Thierry Noel


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