Introduction to Food Science (9279.1)
|Available teaching periods||Delivery mode||Location|
|View teaching periods|| On-Campus
|| Bruce, Canberra
|0.125||3||Faculty Of Health|
|Discipline||Study level||HECS Bands|
|Discipline Of Nutrition And Dietetics||Level 1 - Undergraduate Introductory Unit|| Band 2 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 3 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Learning outcomesOn 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; and
5. Apply the food safety standards to specific situations.
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 - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems
1. UC graduates are professional - work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict
2. UC graduates are global citizens - make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives
2. UC graduates are global citizens - understand issues in their profession from the perspective of other cultures
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - be self-aware
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas
4. UC graduates are able to demonstrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander ways of knowing, being and doing - communicate and engage with Indigenous Australians in ethical and culturally respectful ways
4. UC graduates are able to demonstrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander ways of knowing, being and doing - use Indigenous histories and traditional ecological knowledge to develop and augment understanding of their discipline
Incompatible unitsStudents cannot enrol in this unit if they are enrolled in or have already completed 8251 Food Science.
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2023||Bruce, Canberra||Semester 1||06 February 2023||On-Campus||Dr Nenad Naumovski|
|2024||Bruce, Canberra||Semester 1||05 February 2024||On-Campus||Dr Nenad Naumovski|
There is no specific text for this unit. Relevant chapters from texts, papers and links to appropriate websites will be made available via eReserve or as a hyperlink to the required reading (or other electronic material) on the unit Canvas page.Texts that are available in the library and can be referred to include:
- McWilliams, M. Foods: Experimental Perspectives, 7th Edn, New York: Pearson Prentice Hall. 2012. (Library Reference number: TX531.M38.2008 and TX531.M38.2012).
- Murano, P. S. Understanding Food Science and Technology, United States of America: Wadsworth Cengage Learning. 2003. (Library Reference number: TX531.M38.2008 and TX531.M38.2012).
The following websites will also be useful for this unit:
- Food Standard Australia and New Zealand (FSANZ): http://www.foodstandards.gov.au
- Department of Agriculture (DAFF): http://www.daff.gov.au/
- Office of the Gene Technology Regulator (OGTR): http://www.ogtr.gov.au/
- Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO): http://www.csiro.au/Outcomes/Food-and-Agriculture.aspx
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
Repeat students: Repeat students are required to comply with the unit requirements to pass the unit.
Referencing requirements for all assessments: Students are required to follow the Vancouver referencing style as outlined on the Units Canvas Site.
Short answer question responses: Use of websites or lecture notes information as a direct copy and paste in order to answer the question will be treated as potential misconduct and it will be reported to Associated Dean of Education for investigation.
Moderation of Assessments: Please note that assignments will be moderated as outlined in the Faculty of Health moderation guidelines. A copy of these guidelines can be found in the Units Canvas Site.
Special assessment requirements
To pass the unit, students must:
- Submit all assessment items;
- Attain at least 50% overall mark.
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/practical 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.
Practical attendance in Week 2 is compulsory in order to set up and collect initial experimental data required for Laboratory report.
Required IT skills
Students are expected to submit word processed assignments. Computers are available in a number of buildings at the UC Bruce campus as well as in UC-Library and have access to most of software programs required for this unit. Do not submit any paper copies or on disc or by email and always keep a backup copy.
For all Online examinations it is the students responsibility to ensure that they have access to a reliable internet connection.
Students will be required to purchase a laboratory coat, protective eyewear and calculators (unless these items are already available), all of which can be purchased from the University of Canberra store.
Work placement, internships or practicums
There are no work placements, internships or practicums for this unit.
- Semester 1, 2023, On-Campus, UC - Canberra, Bruce (212194)
- Semester 1, 2022, On-Campus, UC - Canberra, Bruce (206771)
- Semester 1, 2021, On-Campus, UC - Canberra, Bruce (200487)
- Semester 1, 2020, On-Campus, UC - Canberra, Bruce (197260)
- Semester 2, 2019, On-Campus, UC - Canberra, Bruce (188409)
- Semester 2, 2018, On-Campus, UC - Canberra, Bruce (180197)
- Semester 2, 2017, On-Campus, UC - Canberra, Bruce (164350)
- Semester 2, 2016, On-Campus, UC - Canberra, Bruce (151752)
- Semester 2, 2015, On-Campus, UC - Canberra, Bruce (140470)