|Faculty or Section :||Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences|
|School or Department :||School of Agriculture and Environmental Science|
|Student contribution band :||Band 2|
|Grading basis :||Graded|
|Version produced :||24 May 2022|
Food Science is a new area focused on the science behind solving problems in food production. The discipline has developed due to changing societal needs for more convenient high quality, safe and nutritious foods. This course provides an outline of the main areas of Food Science and is a useful introduction to this important new discipline.
This course is an introduction to the discipline of food science. A background is provided to the chemical nature of food and the main procedures used to analyse food components. The course next outlines the key aspects of food processing and product development. An overview of the procedures required to ensure food safety is provided and the nutrition and health aspects of food are introduced.