FSCB601 – Food Microbiology for Applied Science

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Module code
FSCB601
Module title
Food Microbiology for Applied Science
Prescription
To enable students to acquire knowledge of the applications and implications of microorganisms to food production and industry.
Programmes
  • SX1707
  • SX1709
NZQA Level
Level 6
NZQA Credits
15
Delivery method
  • Web-Supported
Learning hours
Directed hours
75
Self directed hours
75
Total learning hours
150
Resources required
Learning Outcomes
Analyse the roles microorganisms play in food spoilage, preservation and food-borne illness
Evaluate the methods used to reduce contamination, preserve food and promote food hygiene in the food industry
Analyse the role of microorganisms and microbial processes in the production of economically important products, including food, chemicals and pharmaceuticals.
Content
-Food spoilage, food-borne illness, preservation techniques
-Food shelf life, microbial biofilms food hygiene and sanitation
-Food safety plans, HACP, food safety regulations
-Large scale cultivation of microorganisms
-Hygiene analysis, microbial analysis of food
-Recent developments in microbial cultivation and detection
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