FOOD SCIENCE AND FOOD SKILLS
Credit points: 15
In this subject students will develop detailed knowledge of how scientific manipulations of food impact on individual food components. Students will critically examine the processes involved in producing foods for human consumption from raw ingredients, highlighting food production and processing techniques that bring about changes to the biological, chemical, physical and nutritional state of the food. Through the development of a food product suitable for sale students will apply their knowledge of food safety, food production on a medium-large scale, sensory analysis, food labelling law, the development of standard costed recipes and nutritional analysis of recipes. Students will translate food science for consumers through development of a food label with supporting marketing and publicity materials. This subject addresses La Trobe's Innovation and Entrepreneurship Essential. Innovation and Entrepreneurship entails developing the ability to tackle problems creatively, generating new ideas, taking calculated risks and creating change to achieve ambitions - now and in the future.
SchoolAllied Heath, Human Services & Sport
Subject Co-ordinatorSusan McLeod
Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG
Available as ElectiveNo
Prerequisites If the student is admitted in HMDP - Master of Dietetics Practice OR HBHNHK - Bachelor of Human Nutrition (Hong Kong) no rule applies If student is admitted in HZNDP Bachelor of Applied Science/Master of Dietetic Practice then must pass DTN1FFU or DTN1CFC and must have passed 240 credit points If student is admitted in HBHN - Bachelor of Human Nutrition then must pass DTN1FFU or DTN1CFC and must have passed 240 credit points All other students require subject coordinator approval
Incompatible subjectsDTN4FSF OR DTN305
Equivalent subjectsDTN4FSI OR DTN4FSF
Quota Management StrategyMerit based quota management
Quota-conditions or rulesPriority is given to students enrolled in HMDP, HZHSDP, HZNDP, HBHNHK or HBHN for whom DTN4FSF is core, then to other students until the quota is reached.
Special conditionsPriority is given to students admitted in HMDP, HZHSDP, HZNDP, HBHNHK or HBHN for whom DTN3FSF is core.
Minimum credit point requirementN/A
Understanding food science: from molecules to mouthfeel
AuthorCroxford, S. & Stirling, E.
PublisherAllen & Unwin
Journal articles, FSANZ Food Standards Code, other relevant reading
Food: The chemistry of its components
PublisherAllen & Unwin
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
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Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 1, Blended
Maximum enrolment size100
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSusan McLeod
Six 2.00 h lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
Six 3.00 h practical per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
Six 2.00 h tutorial per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
Unscheduled Online Class
Six 2.00 h unscheduled online class per study period from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.
|One 1,600-word individual project report Students to design and market a food concept.||N/A||N/A||No||40||SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5|
|Four 400-word group practical lab reports (students work in pairs 800 word count equiv per student) 5% each||N/A||N/A||No||20||SILO3, SILO5|
|One 30-minute test Assessment during semester||N/A||N/A||No||15||SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5|
|One 60-minute test Assessment during exam period||N/A||N/A||No||25||SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5|