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Introduction to Food Science (9279.1)

Level: Level 1 - Undergraduate Introductory Unit
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands: 2
Faculty: Faculty of Health
Discipline: Discipline of Nutrition and Dietetics

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  • Semester 2, 2019, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (188409) - View
  • Semester 2, 2018, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (180197) - View
  • Semester 2, 2017, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (164350) - View
  • Semester 2, 2016, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (151752) - View
  • Semester 2, 2015, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (140470) - View

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Syllabus

The unit provides students with an introduction to the topics in Food Science and Technology. Students will explore and gain an understanding into the history of food science and the factors that have shaped food science in Australia; the organisations involved in food regulatory processes and policy development; and consumer attitudes and behaviour towards the topics of food science and technology. This unit will also familarise students with current food processing and preservation techniques; the requirements for food additives; and food safety and stability.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this unit, students will be able to:

1. explain the development of food science in Australia;

2. analyse consumer attitudes and behaviours towards food safety, food processing and preservation techniques;

3. demonstrate an understanding of the food processing and preservation techniques;

4. understand the requirements and policy relating to food additives;

5. apply the food safety standards to specific situations.

Assessment Items

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Contact Hours

5 hours per week

Prerequisites

Students cannot enrol in this unit if they are enrolled in or have already completed 8251 Food Science.

Corequisites

None.

Assumed Knowledge

None.

Incompatible Units

None.

Equivalent Units

None.



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