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HSN209 - Food Security and Safety

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:


Unit chair:

Stuart Smith


One of: HSN104, SBC152, SLE152, SLE155



Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

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


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: food regulation; foodborne pathogens and food spoilage microorganisms; food allergies; bioterrorism and food insecurity; food additives, contaminants and packaging, hazards in food production, food waste and risks associated with genetically engineered food.


Assessment task 1: Two multiple choice tests (2 x 10%) 20%

Assessment task 2: Group-based assignment (1000 words) 30%

Assessment task 3: Examination (2 hours) 50%

Unit Fee Information

All Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), fee paying undergraduate and pre-2016 commencing students

Unit fee information available soon

2016 commencing International and full fee paying postgraduate domestic students

Your units are priced based on the course you are enrolled in. Please refer to the current year's course entry to estimate the unit cost.

You can calculate the cost of each unit by using the following calculation:

Course fee x unit EFTSL value = unit price

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