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Area/Catalogue
FOSC 3002

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Offered Externally
No

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Course ID
100158

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
No

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Timetable/s
First Semester
(Study Period 2)
Course owner

Course owner
School of Pharmacy and Medical Sciences

Course aim

To discuss the principles and applications of various food unit operation procedures in food processing and manufacturing.

Course content

Principles of food unit operations: cleaning, sorting, grading, screening, size reduction, mixing, forming, separations, membrane concentration, thermal processes, dehydration, evaporation, refrigeration; material handling, fermentations, and packaging;  ; thermal process calculations and heat penetration data; heat treatment on food nutrients;   thermal treatment of food, types of thermal treatment –blanching, pasteurisation, canning, UHT; Dehydration of foods; water activity and moisture isotherms; drying curves, effect of dehydration on microorganisms, organoleptic and nutritional properties of food. Rehydration of foods. Principles of refrigeration and cold storage: effect of low temperature on microbial activity, enzymatic activity and chemical changes, requirements of refrigeration, freezing of foods. New innovations in food processing Principles of manufacture, handling and processing of selected dairy, meat, fish and shellfish, fruit and vegetable,  novel foods, bush-tucker foods and cereal products; Process involved in wine and beer making;  significance of wastewater and water treatment in food manufacturing and environmental implications. 


Textbook(s)

Fellows, P.J., Food Processing Technology: Principles and Practices, Current Edition, CRC Press

Prerequisite(s)

Common to all relevant programs
Subject Area & Catalogue Number Course Name
FOSC 2006 Food Safety and Regulation

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, CITY EAST
Lecture 2 hours x 13 weeks
Tutorial 1 hour x 13 weeks
Workshop 3 hours x 13 weeks
INTERNAL, OFFSHORE, HONG KONG BAPTIST UNIVERSITY
Lecture 26 hours x -
Tutorial 13 hours x -
Workshop 39 hours x -

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


Assessment

Task Length Weighting Duration
INTERNAL, CITY EAST
Report 700 words 15% -
Research assignment 1600 words 35% -
Examination - 50% 3 hours
INTERNAL, OFFSHORE, HONG KONG BAPTIST UNIVERSITY
Report 700 words 15% -
Research assignment 1600 words 35% -
Examination - 50% 3 hours

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.125
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 3)
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
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* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation

Course Coordinators

School of Pharmacy and Medical Sciences

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