CHEMISTRY OF FOOD AND COOKING

DTN1CFC

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students will be introduced to the fundamentals of food science relevant for the study of human nutritional science including: classifications, structure and function of food; chemistry of key food components such as macro- and micronutrients and other functional compounds; introduction to food composition data and key methods of analysing nutritional composition of foods; and physical, chemical, nutritional and sensory changes in preparation, cooking and storage of food.

SchoolAllied Heath, Human Services & Sport

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorSusan McLeod

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be admitted in one of the following course codes: HZNDP, HZHSDP, HBHN AND must have passed one of either: (CHE1GEN or CHE1CHF)

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsDIE1FFU OR DTN1FFU OR DTN102

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyMerit based quota management

Quota-conditions or rulesPriority is given to students enrolled in HZNDP, HZHSDP or HBHN whom DTN1CFC is core, then to other students until the quota is reached.

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

Food: The chemistry of its components

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorCoultate, M.

Year2009

Edition/Volume5TH EDN

PublisherTHE ROYAL SOCIETY OF CHEMISTRY, CAMBRIDGE, UK.

ISBNN/A

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Source locationN/A

Understanding food: principles and preparation

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorBrown, A

Year2015

Edition/Volume5TH EDN

PublisherWADSWORTH CENGAGE LEARNING,BELMONT, CALIFORNIA, USA

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Chapter/issueN/A

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Food science: from molecules to mouthfeel

Resource TypePrescribed

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorCroxford, S.

Year2017

Edition/Volume1st EDN

PublisherAllen & Unwin

ISBNN/A

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Food and Nutrition: Food and health systems in Australia and New Zealand

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorWahlgvist,M.

Year2011

Edition/Volume3RD EDN

PublisherALLEN AND UNWIN, CROWS NEST, NSW

ISBNN/A

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Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Use several classification systems to describe a food and discuss the value of the classification.
02. Describe the chemistry (including the formation of each component from basic organic compounds and function of the key components of food.
03. Identify the chemistry and function of given bioactive food components and determine key food sources.
04. Describe, discuss and apply principles of food chemistry used to maximise the sensory (organoleptic and nutritional properties of food.
05. Determine the accuracy of a nutritional analysis of a meal or recipe.
06. Communicate the process of energy balance in humans to a lay audience/the community in a team.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment size120

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSusan McLeod

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 30 - 42
Eight 2.00 h lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via blended.
Weeks 1-7 and week 12 of semester.

LectureWeek: 38 - 42
Four 2.00 h lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 38 to week 42 and delivered via online.
Weeks 8-11 of semester.

PracticalWeek: 30 - 42
One 2.00 h practical every two weeks on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.

TutorialWeek: 30 - 42
One 2.00 h tutorial every two weeks on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Four practical worksheets (1000 words total)Each worksheet is 250 words, submitted after related practical class

N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

One 1,200 word individual practical report

N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO4, SILO5

Two multiple choice question quizzes a total of 80 questions (1250 words equivalent)Quiz 1 - 30 minutesQuiz 2 - 45 minutes

N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO6

One 10 minute on-line quiz (150 words equivalent)Hurdle Requirement: This is a Food Safety Certificate and is a Victorian Government requirement for food handling (http://dofoodsafely.health.vic.gov.au/). Students must pass quiz to pass the subject, completed online PRIOR to first practical class in commercial kitchens.

N/AN/AN/AYesnull SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

One 10 minute group presentation (5 minutes per student = 500 words equivalent per student)In this subject students are introduced to the practice of working and communicating in groups as a team. These elements are further developed in DTN3NDS and DTN4FSF

N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6