Unit

School Of Science

Food Science 2Western Sydney University Unit Code: 300842.3

Discipline: FOOD SCIENCE AND BIOTECHNOLOGY

Student Contribution Band: 2

Level: 2

Credit Points: 10

Co ordinator
Rosalie Durham


Assumed Knowledge
Knowledge of first year chemistry and biology; understanding of food composition.


Equivalent Units
FS109A - Food Science & Technology Practicum 1.2; 300499 - Food Science 2

Prerequisite
300805 Food Science 1

Teaching Periods

PeriodOffered  Campus  Contact
2021 Autumn  Yes  Hawkesbury Campus - DAY  See Coordinator above   Timetable not available  

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About this Unit
This unit introduces students to the principles of food preservation, including heat treatments, chilling, freezing, dehydration, pickles and fermentation. Factors affecting food quality are explored with respect to microbial, chemical and physical changes in food and their effects on food safety, nutritional value and sensory characteristics. The basic principles of good manufacturing practises, sanitation and Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) for control of food safety will be studied in relation to the design of safe food manufacturing processes. The application of the food preservation principles to the processing of food products is covered through hands-on practicals in the pilot plant.

Special Requirements - Essential Equipment
Students are required to have Personal Protection Equipment for attendance at practical, ie. Laboratory coat, safety goggles, enclosed shoes.


Courses
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1652.7Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Secondary)CONTINUING
1652.8Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Secondary)CURRENT
2743.11Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of LawsCURRENT
3562.9Bachelor of Science (Advanced Science)CONTINUING
3678.1Bachelor of Science (Nutrition and Food Science)CONTINUING
3678.2Bachelor of Science (Nutrition and Food Science)CONTINUING
3754.1Bachelor of ScienceCURRENT
3756.1Bachelor of Science (Pathway to Teaching Primary/Secondary)CURRENT
3757.1Bachelor of Advanced ScienceCURRENT
3763.1Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of ArtsCURRENT
3764.1Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of International StudiesCURRENT
4748.3Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of BusinessCURRENT
6043.1Diploma in Science/Bachelor of ScienceCURRENT


Specialisations

KT3132.1Nutrition and Food ScienceCONTINUING
M3057.1Food Science & TechnologyCONTINUING
MT3021.1Nutrition and Food ScienceCURRENT
SM3038.1Food Technology - Secondary TeachingCONTINUING




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