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Area/Catalogue
FOSC 2002

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Offered Externally
No

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Course ID
101077

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
No

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Timetable/s

Second Semester
(Study Period 5)
Course owner

Course owner
School of Pharmacy and Medical Sciences

Course aim

To provide an introduction to classical and instrumental methods of qualitative and quantitative analysis and to develop practical skills in selected methods of analysis of foods.

Course content

Analysis:  Introduction to the theory and practice of classical methods of chromatography and gas chromatography, UV spectroscopy and atomic spectroscopy specific to the food industry.  Samplng methods to enable analysis of foods and statistical treatment of analytical data.

Food Composition:  Chemistry of macronutrients including simple carbohydrates, proteins and lipids and their impact on recipe modification and food composition.  Introduction to food composition tables and the food standards code.

 

Textbook(s)

Nielsen, S 2017, Food Analysis, Academic/Plenum Publishers, New York

Coultate, T 2015, Food and the chemistry of its components, The Royal Society of Chemistry, Great Britain

Prerequisite(s)

Common to all relevant programs
Subject Area & Catalogue Number Course Name
CHEM 1014 Chemistry in Life 101
CHEM 1013 Chemistry in Life 100

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, CITY EAST
Lecture 2 hours x 13 weeks
Tutorial 1 hour x 13 weeks
Practical 3 hours x 13 weeks
INTERNAL, OFFSHORE, HONG KONG BAPTIST UNIVERSITY
Lecture 26 hours x -
Tutorial 13 hours x -
Practical 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
Introductory Assignment 700 words 15% -
Practical Assessment 1000 words 25% -
Examination 3 hours 60% -
INTERNAL, OFFSHORE, HONG KONG BAPTIST UNIVERSITY
Introductory Assignment 700 words 15% -
Practical Assessment 1000 words 25% -
Examination 3 hours 60% -

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.125
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 2)
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
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Non-award enrolment
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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
School of Pharmacy and Medical Sciences

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