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Area/Catalogue
FOSC 3018

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Offered Externally
No

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Course ID
165602

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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 advance knowledge on techniques for systematic isolation and characterisation of foodborne pathogens and apply laboratory quality assurance systems in national and international context. 

Course content

Systematic isolation and characterisation of Gram positive and Gram negative bacteria relevant to foodborne pathogens; examination of emerging foodborne pathogens; mycotoxins and viruses relevant to food poisoning; in depth analysis of microbial (predictive modelling), chemical and sensory analysis in shelf-life determination of food products; Quantitative Microbiological Risk Assessment of foods; Emerging issues in food protection such as food fraud, food bioterrorism from a national and international context;  technical aspects of quality assurance and quality control from organization through production to the analytical assurance/control laboratory; aspects of designing and operating food premises (Good Manufacturing Practices) and role of food and environmental health professionals in safe food supply and managing foodborne disease outbreak;  Quality systems (ISO 9000 series), Food Safety Management Standards (ISO 22000).

Textbook(s)

Nil

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

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.125
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 2)
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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
School of Pharmacy and Medical Sciences

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