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BIO3820 Food Microbiology

Units : 1
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


The microbial load in food can be useful in production of food but can also be a source of contamination leading to food spoilage or food poisoning. The safety of food and its stability is of great importance and this course will provide a solid basis in food microbiology.

In this course you will extend on the knowledge gained from previous courses in this major and put this in the context of the microbial loads found in food. You will distinguish between the different microbial hazards that may be found in food and the use of microorganisms in the production of foods. You will expand your understanding of the microbiology of food, food-borne diseases, food spoilage and microbiological analytical techniques.

This course contains a highly recommended Residential School where students will be working with students from other courses, and will involve factory tours.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2022 External
Semester 1, 2022 On-campus Toowoomba
Date printed 24 May 2022