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Only available to students enrolled in H315 or H300, D391 students completing the Food Studies major sequence (MJ-H000003).
Other students who would like to enrol in this unit must submit their request to email@example.com. 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.