Food studies



This major provides knowledge of food, ranging from the science of food composition to community issues such as genetically modified foods and food law. This understanding will be useful for a range of careers, including those in industry, health services, business and the mass media.

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Key information


Burwood (Melbourne)

Unit set code

MJ-H000003 - Major

MN-H000003 - Minor

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  • Foundations of Food, Nutrition and Health HSN101 *
  • The Science of Food HSN104 *
  • Food Microbiology and HACCP HSN204 *
  • Food Security and Safety HSN209 *
  • Food Policy and Regulation HSN309
  • Food Manufacturing and Process Innovation HSN315
  • *Units required for Minor sequence

    Recommended electives

  • Sensory Evaluation of Foods HSN313
  • Trends in Product Development HSN320
  • Trimester 3 elective:

    HSN360 International Perspectives in Food and Nutrition (next offered in 2017, unit description currently unavailable.

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