MIZS9 - Food Contaminants

Course specification
Course titleFood Contaminants
Study programme
Lecturer (for classes)
Lecturer/Associate (for practice)
Lecturer/Associate (for OTC)
    ConditionnoОблик условљености
    The goalThe overall goal of the course is to provide students with the basic knowledge of common food contaminants, their origin, physical and chemical properties, harmful effects, risk assessment and analytical methods used for their detection.
    The outcomeThe students should gain theoretical knowledge about origin, properties, effects and methods for detection of common food contaminants and practical laboratory skills regarding their analysis; they should develop the capacity to understand the analytical problem and choose proper method for solving it; they should master sampling, sample preparation and analysis techniques; through written and oral seminar presentation they should expand the communication skills.
    Contents of lecturesIntroduction. Origin of food contaminants. Risk assessment. Legislative. ; Mycotoxins. Environmental organic contaminants: polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, polychlorinated biphenyls, dioxins. Pesticides. Veterinary drug residues. Inorganic food contaminants: heavy metals, metalloids, nitrates. ; Chemical analysis of food contaminants: sampling, sample preparation, analytical methods for qualitative and quantitative determination of food contaminants. ;
    Contents of exercisesDetermination of heavy metals in food. Pesticide residue analysis in fruits and vegetables. Analysis of pharmaceutical residues in food of animal origin.
    1. Lecture notes and laboratory manual
    2. T. M. Đurkić, S. D. Grujić, M. D. Laušević, „Metode analize zagađujućih materija“, Tehnološko-metalurški fakultet, Beograd, 2015 (Original title)
    3. Food Chemical Safety: Volume 1. Contaminants, Editor: David H. Watson, Woodhead Publishing Limited, Cambridge, 2001. ; University Press, New York, 2005. ;
    4. Food Safety: Contaminants and Toxins, Editor: J.P.F. D'Mello, Scottish Agricultural College, Edinburgh, 2003.
    5. Comprehensive Analytical Chemistry: Volume 51. Food Contaminants and Residue Analysis, Editor: Y. Picó, Elsevier, Amsterdam, 2008.
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    Number of hours per week during the semester/trimester/year
    LecturesExercisesOTCStudy and ResearchOther classes
    Methods of teachinglectures and laboratory Exercises
    Knowledge score (maximum points 100)
    Pre obligationsPointsFinal examPoints
    Activites during lecturesTest paper
    Practical lessonsOral examination50