Food Science (8251.3)
|Available teaching periods||Delivery mode||Location|
|View teaching periods|| On-Campus
|| UC - Canberra, Bruce
|0.125||3||Faculty Of Health|
|Discipline||Study level||HECS Bands|
|Discipline Of Nutrition And Dietetics||Level 2 - Undergraduate Intermediate Unit|| Band 2 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 3 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
This unit is co-taught with unit 8252 Food Science G.
Learning outcomesOn successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Demonstrate a thorough knowledge of food science and technology as it relates to nutrition;
2. Outline the major reactions occurring in foods as a result of processing and storage;
3. Describe the principles of food preservation and the major types of processes used;
4. Describe the beneficial and detrimental effects of micro-organisms in food;
5. Outline the processes for safeguarding and monitoring food quality in Australia (eg. food standards, food labeling); and
6. Describe the roles of the various bodies in Australia for regulating food standards.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
1. UC graduates are professional - display initiative and drive, and use their organisation skills to plan and manage their workload
1. UC graduates are professional - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
1. UC graduates are professional - take pride in their professional and personal integrity
1. UC graduates are professional - work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict
2. UC graduates are global citizens - behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives
2. UC graduates are global citizens - communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings
2. UC graduates are global citizens - make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives
2. UC graduates are global citizens - think globally about issues in their profession
Prerequisites9279 Introduction to Food Science
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2023||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 2||31 July 2023||On-Campus||Dr Nenad Naumovski|
|2024||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 2||29 July 2024||On-Campus||Dr Nenad Naumovski|
The following text is recommended for this unit (Please note: It is not essential to purchase this text book):
McWilliams, M. Foods: Experimental Perspectives, 7th Edn (Pearson New International Edition), New York: Pearson Prentice Hall. 2014.(Library Reference number: TX531.M38.2008 and TX531.M38.2012)
The text can be purchased (it is not an essential requirement to purchase it) for approximately $120. Copies of the McWilliams textbook (6th edition that is also suitable for this unit) will also be available on short loans in the library (Library Reference number: TX531.M38.2008 and TX531.M38.2012). Students will be directed to additional readings on e-reserve as required. E-reserve can be accessed from the Unit Canvas site.
Several websites will be used regularily during the teaching of this unit. Infromation on these websites can be found on the units Canvas site.
Submission of assessment items
Special assessment requirements
To pass the unit, students MUST;
1. Complete all assessment items
2. Attain at least 50% overall (total grade)
Repeat students are required to comply with the unit requirements to pass the unit.
Requests for an extension need to be accompanied by a medical certificate or evidence from a student counsellor and should be submitted to the unit convenor prior to the due date of the assessment. If an extension is granted, both the student and the unit convenor must sign the extension request form, which sets out the revised conditions. Extension request forms can be obtained from the units Canvas site.
Some assessments will be moderated, as per the Faculty of Health Moderation guidelines. A copy of the Moderation guidelines is available on the Units Canvas site.
Referencing requirements for all assessments:
Students are required to follow the Vancouver referencing style as outlined on the Units Canvas site. The Vancouver referencing guide can be accessed from the Toolbox Module on the Units Canvas site.
Students have a responsibility to uphold University standards on ethical scholarship. Good scholarship involves building on the work of others and use of others' work must be acknowledged with proper attribution made. Cheating, plagiarism, and falsification of data are dishonest practices that contravene academic values. Refer to the University's Student Charter for more information.
To enhance understanding of academic integrity, all students are expected to complete the Academic Integrity Module (AIM) at least once during their course of study. You can access this module within UCLearn (Canvas) through the 'Academic Integrity and Avoiding Plagiarism' link in the Study Help site.
Use of Text-Matching Software
The University of Canberra uses text-matching software to help students and staff reduce plagiarism and improve understanding of academic integrity. The software matches submitted text in student assignments against material from various sources: the internet, published books and journals, and previously submitted student texts.
Students are strongly encouraged to attend all lecture and face-to-face tutorial/laboratory sessions and complete all self-directed/online learning activities. If a student does not attend class, it is the responsibility of the student to cover any missed work.
Required IT skills
Students are expected to submit word processed assignments and attempt online quizzes and assessments. Computers are available in building 10 (24 hours/day). Do not submit any assignments on disc or by email and always keep a backup copy.
Work placement, internships or practicums
There are no work placements, internships or practicums for this unit.
Information relevant to the unit will be uploaded on the units Canvas site. You will be required to undertake the readings and activities. Tutorial Support Sessions will be run in the remote mode and will be student driven.
Please Note: It is the responsibility of the student to ensure they check the Units Canvas site for updates and announcements. Students should also check their UC student email.
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