Food Analysis

Course code FSHN3230Units 10Level 3000Faculty of Science and Information TechnologySchool of Environmental and Life Sciences

To provide knowledge and skills in the applications, principles and practices of the analysis of foods for purposes of trade, compliance, quality assurance, authentication, complaint investigation, nutritional attributes and scientific research.

This course has an compulsory course component. As well as an overall passing grade (50%) students must meet the established minimum requirements relating to participation in laboratories and the submission of laboratory-based exercises.

In order to participate in this course, students must complete a compulsory Workplace Health and Safety requirement. Students will receive full information on this compulsory course component in the course outline provided by the school.

Available in 2014

OurimbahSemester 1
Previously offered in 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004
ObjectivesOn successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

1. Apply statistically valid sampling techniques to food materials having widely diverse properties and volumes;
2. Demonstrate competency in the use of standard techniques of food analysis and the treatment of experimental data;
3. Apply modern instrumental methods to analyse chemical and physical properties of foods;
4. Compare the purposes and methods of food analysis employed in government, research and industry.
ContentThe course will cover:

1. Variable and attribute sampling of foods and analysis of experimental data;
2. The principles and methods for the proximate analyses of foods. Evaluation of test methods;
3. Skills in the use of Official Methods of Analysis of AOAC International;
4. Instrumental methods used to analyse the chemical and physical properties of foods;
5. Design of experiments in food analysis;
6. Applications of food analysis in research, government, trade and the food industry.
Replacing Course(s)NA
TransitionNA
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeCHEM1010, CHEM1020 or equivalent; FSHN2040, FSHN2050, BIOL2010 or equivalent, STAT1070
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Practical
Tutorial
Assessment Items
Examination: Formal
Laboratory ExercisesReports: Students undertaking this course are required to demonstrate practical and theoretical competency in laboratory-based learning by participating in and submitting reports for a minimum of 80% of the scheduled laboratory sessions and obtaining an overall grade of at least 50% in the laboratory component of the course.

These are required to demonstrate a students' understanding of Course Objectives 4 & 5 which refer to the application of professional knowledge and skills. This is not addressed in other assessment items in the course. On passing the laboratory exercises, a final mark will be given in the course and it will be recorded that the student has satisfied the compulsory course component.

Those who fail to satisfy the compulsory course component will have the normal avenues of appeal open to them. In the event of a successful appeal the student will be given a supplementary assessment to determine whether the student has satisfied the compulsory course component.
ProjectsTeam and Individual - Written Report and/or Presentation
Quiz - Class
Contact HoursLecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Laboratory: for 3 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Compulsory Components
Compulsory Course ComponentAs well as an overall passing grade (50%) students must meet the established minimum requirements relating to participation in laboratories and the submission of laboratory-based exercises.
Compulsory Course ComponentWHS-Safety Induction or Risk Assessment. Compulsory Course Component: In order to participate in this course, students must complete a compulsory safety induction.
Timetables2014 Course Timetables for FSHN3230