HSN212 - Functional Foods and Biotechnology
|Year||2015 unit information|
|Enrolment modes:||Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne)|
Only available to students enrolled in D301 or H315.
Other students who would like to enrol in this unit must submit their request to email@example.com. Enrolment quotas apply.
Must be enrolled in or have previously successfully completed HSN010
HSN303 and HSN304
1 x 2 hour class each week, 2 x 3 hour laboratory sessions
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.
This unit begins with an investigation of the current scientific literature that examines the proposed mechanisms by which functional foods are able to influence the major metabolic systems of the body with a positive result on overall health. This section will encompass the emerging field of epigenetics which describes the ability of the environment to affect the transcription of our DNA into proteins. Students will then explore the commercial side of producing functional foods beginning with the small-scale in-house development all the way to the large scale bio-processing of functional foods. This will include a discussion of the regulatory issues attached to food production.
Assessment task 1: Assignment (500 words) 10%
Assessment task 2: Assignment (1500 words) 40%
Assessment task 3: Examination (2 hours) 50%
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.