Food Science 2

Course code NUDI2220Units 10Level 2000Faculty of Health and MedicineSchool of Health Sciences

A study of the chemical and physical composition of foods, interactions between and alterations within food components. Special attention will be given to functional, novel and genetically modified foods. There will also be a study of the principles of microbiology as they pertain to foods.

Available in 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 1
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesBy the end of this course students should be able to:
1. Apply prior knowledge of food science to special foods and food technology.
2. Appreciate the regulatory and scientific frameworks that control functional foods, novel foods, GMOs.
3. Demonstrate a practical and theoretical understanding of microbiology as it relates to foods, food spoilage and food preservation and be able to relate this to food poisoning/intoxication.
4. Explore the legal framework in the food supply
Content1. Food processing
2. Food systems
3. Functional foods and GMOs
4. Food regulation and product labelling
5. Food microbiology
6. Food safety
Replacing Course(s)No
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeN/A
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Self Directed Learning
Assessment Items
Examination: Class
Examination: FormalExamination, Formal
Laboratory ExercisesWritten Laboratory Reports
Other: (please specify)Essential skills - A pass in the written examination is an ESSENTIAL criterion to pass this course. This examination covers all the course objectives.
Contact HoursLaboratory: for 3 hour(s) per Week for 2 weeks
Lecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Self Directed Learning: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Compulsory Components
Requisite by EnrolmentStudents must be enrolled in the Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics (Honours), Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary) / Bachelor of Technology (12220), or Bachelor of Teaching (Technology) (Hons) (12373).
Compulsory Program ComponentStudents must have successfully completed HLSC1220.
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for NUDI2220