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HSN209 - Food Security and Safety

Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:

0.125

Unit chair:

Stuart Smith

Prerequisite:

One of: HSN104, SBC152, SLE152, SLE155

Contact hours:

2 x 1 hour classes per week and 1x 1 hour seminar fortnightly for the trimester

Note: You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment.

Content

This unit will provide students with an understanding of the global issues of safe food production and the risks and hazards associated with food manufacture. Topics covered include: foodborne pathogens and food spoilage microorganisms; food allergies; bioterrorism and food insecurity; food additives, contaminants and packaging, hazards in food production and risks associated with genetically engineered food. In addition, students will be exposed to job interview techniques to aide with the development of work readiness.

Assessment

Assessment task 1: Group-based assignment (1000 words) 30%

Assessment task 2: Examination (2 hours) 50%

Assessment task 3: Two multiple choice tests (2 x 10%) 20%

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students
$1096$1096$3588$3609

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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