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.
- Semester 1 - 2015
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.
The course will cover:
- Variable and attribute sampling of foods and analysis of experimental data;
- The principles and methods for the proximate analyses of foods. Evaluation of test methods;
- Skills in the use of Official Methods of Analysis of AOAC International;
- Instrumental methods used to analyse the chemical and physical properties of foods;
- Design of experiments in food analysis;
- Applications of food analysis in research, government, trade and the food industry.
CHEM1010, CHEM1020 or equivalent; FSHN2040, FSHN2050, BIOL2010 or equivalent, STAT1070
Tutorial / Laboratory Exercises: Laboratory practicals and reports *
Project: Group Project
Formal Examination: Final Examination
* This assessment has a compulsory requirement.
In order to pass this course, each student must complete ALL of the following compulsory requirements:
General Course Requirements:
- Laboratory: Attendance Requirement - Students must attend a minimum number of these sessions. - Student are required to attend 80% of scheduled laboratories
- Laboratory: Induction Requirement - Students must attend and pass the induction requirements before attending these sessions. - In order to participate in this course, students must complete a compulsory safety induction.
Course Assessment Requirements:
- Tutorial / Laboratory Exercises: Attempt / Submission Requirement - Students must attempt/submit this assessment item to pass the course. - Students must submit minimum of 80% of Laboratory Reports
- Tutorial / Laboratory Exercises: Pass Requirement - Students must pass this assessment item to pass the course.
Face to Face On Campus 3 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term