13186 - THEORY AND TECHNIQUE OF QUALITY
Academic Year 2015/2016
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ANNA CHERCHI (Tit.)
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The course aims to provide students with the knowledge to help us understand and use the tools regulatory and technical data relating to quality in all its aspects. It is highlighted performance environmental products and services and voluntary instruments for the protection of the quality and safeguarding
environment. An important space is then reserved for the quality of food products, the protection of food security, typical food products, with particular reference to traditional products Sardinia.
There are no prerequisites.
Quality, standardisation and certification
Standardisation: technical norms and technical rules. Standardisation and accreditation bodies. Certification bodies. Quality certification. The Quality Management System: the standard UNI EN ISO 9000. The certification of products (mandatory, voluntary and regulated). The CE mark: the New Approach and the Harmonised Standards. Keymark, the European quality mark.
Food preservation and packaging. Food labelling. Food frauds. Water for human consumption. The European quality marks for the protection of agrofood products. The protection of food safety and hygienical self-control (the HACCP System).
Products’ Life Cycle Assessment (LCA). The sustainable Development. Voluntary tools for the environment protection: the Environmental Managing System (Standard ISO 14000 and Regulation (EC) No 1221/2009 - EMAS) and the ecological labels (EU Ecolabel and EPD).
Verification of learning
Examination has the form of a colloquium.
1. Aims: examinations are aimed to a correct and unbiased evaluation of the preparation degree reached by students, i.e. the achievements of the formative targets required in the course.
2. Modes: the examination is an individual colloquium, from general to particular, the student will move among basic concepts to proceed in depth within the topic.
3. Final judgement: the final grade takes into account several factors: appropriateness, accuracy and consistency of knowledge, abilities, and abilities to apply knowledge and understanding; ability of expression, proper use of the technical language, logical skills and inherent consequentiality in communicating, ability to summarize.
Relational qualities: availability to exchange and interact with the teacher during the interview.
Personal qualities: critical thinking and ability of self-evaluation.
The judgment can indeed be:
a) Sufficient (from 18 to 20/30): the candidate shows little acquisition of theoretical knowledge, superficial level, many gaps. Modest but sufficient communicative abilities; elementary logics and consequentiality; poor synthesis; scanty interaction with the teacher during the interview.
b) Moderate (21 to 23): the applicant shows moderate acquisition of knowledge but lack of expatiation, a few gaps; communicative abilities more than sufficient; acceptable mastery of the technical language; logical capacity and consequentiality, good enough capacity of synthesis.
c) Good (24 to 26): the candidate demonstrates a rather large wealth of knowledge, moderate in-depth, with small gaps; satisfactory mastery of the communicative abilities and meaningful technical language; dialogical ability and critical thinking, good synthesis and more than acceptable ability of graphical expression.
d) Outstanding (27 to 29): the candidate shows a very extensive wealth of notions, high in-depth, with marginal gaps; remarkable ability in communicating and high mastery of technical language; remarkable dialogical capacity, good competence and relevant attitude for logical synthesis expression.
e) Excellent (30): the candidate demonstrates a wealth of very extensive and in-depth knowledge, irrelevant gaps, high capacity and high mastery in communicating through the technical language; excellent dialogical ability and marked aptitude to make connections among different subjects, excellent ability to synthesize.
The praise is attributed to the candidates clearly above average, and whose notional, expressive, conceptual, logical limits, if any, as a whole are completely irrelevant.
Lorenzo Spanedda, Syllabus of Theory and techniques of quality, September 2015.