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Area/Catalogue
FOSC 3013

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Offered Externally
No

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Course ID
101081

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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 aim

To develop advanced knowledge on the role of functional foods, nutraceuticals and formulations in preventing disease

 

Course content

Identification and characterisation of bioactive components in food. Emerging superfood and native (including Aboriginal) foods on health benefits; effectiveness of bioactive on biomarkers or physiological functions and the mode of actions; diet rich with food bioactive components on disease preventions; bioactive and formulations on enhanced sports performance. Comparative studies on the effectiveness of functional foods, nutraceuticals and pharmaceuticals on disease. Prophylactic versus reactive treatment of disease with functional foods, nutraceuticals and drugs. Delivery of functional ingredients in foods – issues of formulation, product development, encapsulation or slow release of protected components; interactions between food and medicines; toxicological aspects of nutraceuticals or functional foods. Definition of regulatory requirements (TGA and FSANZ) that relate to therapeutic claims for functional foods and nutraceuticals.

Textbook(s)

Nil

Prerequisite(s)

Common to all relevant programs
Subject Area & Catalogue Number Course Name
BIOL 2014 Biochemistry
HLTH 2001 Human Nutrition

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 7 weeks
Practical 3 hours x 6 weeks
INTERNAL, OFFSHORE, HONG KONG BAPTIST UNIVERSITY
Lecture 2 hours x 13 weeks
Tutorial 1 hour x 13 weeks
Workshop 3 hours x 7 weeks
Practical 3 hours x 6 weeks

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
Portfolio - 15% Ongoing
Research assignment 1600 words 35% -
Examination 3 hours 50% -
INTERNAL, OFFSHORE, HONG KONG BAPTIST UNIVERSITY
Portfolio - 15% Ongoing
Research assignment 1600 words 35% -
Examination 3 hours 50% -

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.1250
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

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