FOSC 3009


Course Level


Offered Externally


Course ID


Unit Value


University-wide elective course

First Semester
(Study Period 2)
Course owner

Course owner
UniSA Clinical & Health Sciences

Course aim

To further develop the analytical and instrumental skills for analysis of foods and to understand some of the chemical interactions in food during processing and storage.

Course content

Analysis: Introduction to theory and practice of high performance liquid chromatography, infra red spectroscopy, fluorescence spectroscopy and theory of mass spectroscopy.  Quality analysis ISO 17025

Food Composition: Chemistry of macronutrients including complex carbohydrates, gels and thickening agents, lipids (both solids and liquids), chemistry of micronutrients including vitamins, minerals and water.

Product Development:  Development and analysis of a new and innovative food product new to the Australian Marketplace  (This includes formulation of a new and innovative product which could be translated  into a commercial product; sensory and chemical analysis,  microbiological productive modelling; and Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP).  A potential package is also proposed).


Neilson S S 2008, Food Analysis , 4th Edition, Klewer Academic/Plenum

Coultate T 2008, Food the chemistry of its components, 5th Edition, The Royal Society of Chemistry, Great Britain


Common to all relevant programs
Subject Area & Catalogue Number Course Name
CHEM 1006 Chemistry 100
CHEM 1007 Chemistry 101
FOSC 2002 Chemistry of Food


Food Microbiology and Quality Assurance FOSC 3018

Teaching method

Component Duration
Workshop 3 hours x 13 weeks
Practical 3 hours x 13 weeks

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


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EFTSL*: 0.125
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Course Coordinators

UniSA Clinical & Health Sciences
UniSA Clinical & Health Sciences

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