ENPR001 – The Science of Milk

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Module code
Module title
The Science of Milk
To enable students to apply knowledge of the chemical and microbiology properties of raw dairy milk produced in New Zealand dairy production systems.
  • SX1708
NZQA Level
Level 3
NZQA Credits
Delivery method
  • Web-Supported
Learning hours
Directed hours
Self directed hours
Total learning hours
Resources required
Learning Outcomes
Demonstrate basic chemistry techniques and principles when describing the chemistry of milk
Demonstrate basic microbiological techniques and principles when describing the microbiology of milk
Describe raw milk properties controlling milk quality
Describe milk production and milk transportation in New Zealand
Basic chemistry techniques and principles - titrimetric, elemental, solutions, organic
Chemistry of milk - composition
Basic microbiological techniques and principles - bacterial morphology, taxonomy, pathogens, hygiene
Raw milk properties controlling milk quality - milk sensory
Milk production and transportation
Teaching and Learning Strategy
Learning will be facilitated using a range of teaching and learning methods, which may include:
-Practical - laboratory; practical or workshop sessions and activities; demonstrations
-Theory - includes web-supported tutor facilitated/directed presentations; lectures and tutorials; group activities; peer presentations and review; group/individual research; online learning activities; case studies; guest speakers
Assessment Criteria
Portfolio of Evidence100
Assessment in this module is achievement-based. The portfolio is comprised of multiple assessment tasks. To pass this module all tasks must be submitted and an overall minimum pass mark of 50 is required.