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Only available to students enrolled in H315 and H300 and D391 students completing the Food Studies major sequence.
Other students who would like to enrol in this unit must submit their request to firstname.lastname@example.org. Enrolment quotas apply.
|Unit chair:||S Smith (B)|
One of: SBB111, SLE111, SBC152, SLE152, SLE155, HSN104, HSN203
Must be enrolled in or have previously successfully completed HSN010
5 hours (1 x 2 hour lecture, 1 x 2 hour practical, 1 x 1 hour practical) per week
|Note: Online teaching methods require internet access. Please refer to the most current computer specifications.|
This unit will provide students with an understanding of the diversity of food spoilage agents and food pathogens involved in food-borne disease, along with skills in microbiological analysis of food processes in industry. Topics covered include: microbial taxonomy; growth and kinetics of food pathogens and food spoilage microorganisms; control of microbial load including predictive microbiology, as standard test methods; instrumental methodology and rapid molecular methods of detection and identification of microorganisms in foods using knowledge of food processes and techniques; modified atmosphere packaging, quality control and microbiological Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP) analysis; mode of action of food preservatives; food sanitation and hygiene processes and water quality analysis.
Oral presentation of literature review 20%, examination (2 hours) 50%, two laboratory reports (500 words each) including test 30%. Students are required to attend 80% of lectures/laboratories (hurdle requirement).
Adams, M.R. and Moss, M.O. 2007, Food Microbiology 3rd edition (revised), The Royal Society of Chemistry Publishers UK. ISBN 9780854042845
Unit Fee Information
|Student Contribution Rate*||Student Contribution Rate**||Fee rate - Domestic Students||Fee rate - International students|
* 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.