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Area/Catalogue
FOSC 2006

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Offered Externally
No

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Course ID
165601

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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 develop and apply knowledge on food safety, quality and regulations in food manufacturing and service sectors. 

Course content

Introduction to food poisoning, food spoilage microorganism and significance of indicator microorganism; Hurdle Technology and factors affecting the growth, survival and death of microorganisms in foods; prevalence and epidemiology of food poisoning;  principles of quality control and assurance, HACCP (hazard analysis of critical control points) system implementation; Allergen management; Cook-chill products; Shelf life of food- significance of chemical, microbiological and sensory attributes;  food insecurity, food laws and food policies-national and international perspective; national and international food legislation including role of FSANZ, Food Standards Code; Health claims on foods;  food product recall; regulations in organic foods, transgenic foods, novel (including aboriginal) foods, and mandatory fortification of foods in Australia; labelling legislation and requirements.  Practical skill techniques to isolate and identify microbes from food and food products. 

Textbook(s)

Cox, B and Bauler, M., , Cook Chill for food service and manufacturing: guidelines for safe production, storage and distribution, Current Edition, AIFST Inc, Alexandria, NSW

Jay, J., Loessner, M., Golden D, Modern food Microbiology, Current Edition, Springer

Prerequisite(s)

Common to all relevant programs
Subject Area & Catalogue Number Course Name
BIOL 2051 Microbiology

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 6 weeks
Workshop 3 hours x 7 weeks
INTERNAL, OFFSHORE, HONG KONG BAPTIST UNIVERSITY
Lecture 2 hours x 13 weeks
Tutorial 1 hour x 13 weeks
Practical 3 hours x 6 weeks
Workshop 3 hours x 7 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% -
Research assignment 1600 words 35% -
Examination - 50% 3 hours
INTERNAL, OFFSHORE, HONG KONG BAPTIST UNIVERSITY
Portfolio - 15% -
Research assignment 1600 words 35% -
Examination - 50% 3 hours

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.125
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 3)
To determine the fee for this course as part of a Commonwealth Supported program, go to:
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
International students and students undertaking this course as part of a postgraduate fee paying program must refer to the relevant program home page to determine the cost for undertaking this course.

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
Ms Joanne Fung
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School of Pharmacy and Medical Sciences
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