School Of Science

Introduction to Food Science (WSTC)Western Sydney University Unit Code: 700334.1


Student Contribution Band: 2

Level: 1

Credit Points: 10

Assumed Knowledge
An understanding and competence with basic chemical principles including SI units, chemical symbols, formulas and equations, nomenclature, stoichiometry, the mole concept, bonding, molecular shape and polarity, states and properties of matter, thermodynamics, equilibria, acids and bases, pH and electrochemistry.

Equivalent Units
300805 Food Science 1, 300498 Food Science 1, FS108A Food Science & Technology Practicum 1.1, 700265 Food Science 1

Unit Enrolment Restrictions
Students must be enrolled at The College. Students enrolled in Extended Diploma courses must have passed 40 credit points of preparatory units in order to enrol in this unit.

About this Unit
Food provides sustenance to life, nutrition for good health, enjoyment and cultural identity. Students will study the history and cultural significance of food and its traditions in Australia and around the world. This unit introduces the basic principles for understanding the science behind food; its composition, chemical, physical and functional characteristics. Fruits and vegetables, cereal, meat and dairy products will be covered, how they are processed and impacts on food quality and nutrition. Current issues will be discussed, such as world food supply, food–borne disease, diet and health, and new trends in food. Students will need to attend the Hawkesbury Campus for Lectures and Practicals.

Special Requirements - Essential Equipment
Approved safety glasses, lab coat, enclosed footwear.

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