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HSN104 - The Science of Food

Unit details

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Year2017 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne)
Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:


Cohort rule:

Only available to students enrolled in D301, H315, H343 OR H300, D391 students completing the Food Studies major sequence (MJ-H000003) or minor sequence (MN-H000003). H343 students at Waurn Ponds who wish to undertake this unit to meet the pre-requisite for Master of Dietetics, please contact your Course Adviser by emailing H300 students at Waurn Ponds (Geelong) and Warrnambool may enrol into this unit if they wish to meet the pre-requisite requirements for Master of Dietetics - you will need to contact your Course Advisers first.

Other students who would like to enrol in this unit must submit their request to Enrolment quotas apply.

Unit chair:

Megan Thornton




Must be enrolled in or have previously successfully completed HSN010

Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

1 x 2 hour class per week and 4 x 3 hour laboratory classes for the trimester


This unit describes food constituent’s context of whole foods and diets in terms of their chemical, physical and biological properties, occurrence, nutritional significance and reactivity during processing, risk from food pathogens and spoilage agents, food preservation methods and product development.


Assessment task 1: Practical report 1 (1000 words) 25%

Assessment task 2: Practical report 2 (1000 words) 25%

Assessment task 3: Examination (2 hours) 50%

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