Available in 2018
Course code



10 units


2000 level

Course handbook


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.

Availability2018 Course Timetables


  • Semester 1 - 2018

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will 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


  1. Food processing
  2. Food systems
  3. Functional foods and GMOs
  4. Food regulation and product labelling
  5. Food microbiology
  6. Food safety


This course is only available to students active in the B Nutr & Diet (Hons) or B Teach (Secondary) / B Technology, or B Teach (Technology) (Hons) or B Education (Secondary) or B Education (Secondary) (Hons) programs. Student must have successfully completed HLSC1220.

Assessment items

Quiz: Class quiz

Tutorial / Laboratory Exercises: Laboratory assignments (2)

Formal Examination: Formal exam

Contact hours



Face to Face On Campus 3 hour(s) per Week for 2 Weeks


Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Self-Directed Learning

Self-Directed 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Self Directed Learning via Blackboard and course work book. Not timetabled. Students work through readings at their own time.