Preparatory courses 
with self-learning activites

The University Ca’ Foscari of Venice promotes e-learning activities to encourage integration and dissemination of knowledge and smooth access to higher studies.
The teaching Board of the master’s degree in Science and Technology of Bio and Nanomaterials offers to perspective students a set of dedicated courses to strengthen their knowledge on specific topics. To this aim, courses dealing with Mathematics, Physics, Inorganic Chemistry, Organic Chemistry and Physical Chemistry are available online to all interested students.

The attendance is not mandatory but students that want to re-enforce their knowledge about these topics are strongly encouraged to undertake one or more of those courses.

How to enrol

The registration to all the courses is free provided that you are a student in Ca’ Foscari.

All the activities are available through the e-learning platform, and you can access them using your university login and password, or through spid identification.

If you are an international student, already accepted as a student for this master’s degree but not yet enrolled, and you want to access these training activities, you need to contact the Secretary’s office of the Department of Molecular Sciences and Nanosystems to ask for details on how to attend these activities.

Available courses

Each online course has its own activity calendar, which is normally of about 4 weeks. During those weeks you should attend video-lessons, do self-learning tests, go through deep-dive materials.
You can attend all the activities whenever you prefer.

  • Teachers: Guido Caldarelli, Achille Giacometti, Flavio Romano
  • Language: English
  • Self-learning mode
  • Objectives: the aim of the course is to enable students to follow the course of Mathematical Methods for Physics and the others of the first year
  • Prerequisites: none
  • Articulation of the course: the course is divided into 2 teaching units (Mechanics and Electromagnetism), with free access slides and videos in English
  • Recommended weekly commitment: 4 weeks (3-4 hours a week approximately)
  • Total duration of the videos: not defined
  • Verification of learning: none

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  • Teacher: Giulia Fiorani
  • Language: English
  • Self-learning mode
  • Objectives: to make students aware about the reactivity of the main classes of monofunctional compounds
  • Prerequisites: none
  • Articulation of the course: the course is divided into 12 teaching units
  • Recommended weekly commitment: 4 weeks (3-4 hours a week approximately)
  • Total duration of the videos: 1000 minutes
  • Verification of learning: self-assessment

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  • Teachers: Claudia Crestini, Elisa Moretti
  • Language: English
  • Self-learning mode
  • Objectives: basic knowledge of the main concepts of chemistry:

    1. knowing the laws that govern general chemistry and chemical reactions
    2. knowing the chemical nomenclature
    3. developing the ability to solve problems of general chemistry (stoichiometry)
    4. favoring and stimulating the use of a logical and deductive reasoning in the resolution of these problems, an approach of fundamental importance to face any problem in the scientific field
    5. developing the ability to expose scientific concepts and reasoning in a formal way, both orally and by writing

  • Prerequisites: none
  • Articulation of the course: the course is divided into 12 teaching units (part I) and into 8 teaching units (part II).
  • Recommended weekly commitment: 4 weeks (3-4 hours a week approximately)
  • Total duration of the videos: 15 ore (part I), 590 minuti (part II)
  • Verification of learning: self-assessment

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  • Teachers: Guido Caldarelli, Achille Giacometti
  • Language: English
  • Self-learning mode
  • Objectives: the aim of the course is to enable students to follow the course of Mathematical Methods for Physics
  • Prerequisites: none
  • Articulation of the course: the course is divided into 2 teaching units and a general overview with instruction
  • Recommended weekly commitment: 4 weeks (3-4 hours a week approximately)
  • Total duration of the videos: none
  • Verification of learning: self-assessment

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  • Teacher: Patrizia Canton
  • Language: English
  • Self-learning mode
  • Objectives: basic notions of Quantum Mechanics necessary for understanding the topics covered in the courses of the 1st year, 2nd semester and 2nd year, 2nd semester
  • Prerequisiti: pre-course of mathematics and physics
  • Articulation of the course: the course is divided into 12 teaching units
  • Recommended weekly commitment: 4 weeks (3-4 hours a week approximately)
  • Total duration of the videos: 12 hours
  • Verifica dell’apprendimento: self-assessment

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Last update: 18/01/2023