Historical developments and contemporary factors that influence the Australian food industry are compared and contrasted. Principles in food product development are examined and food science concepts are applied to practical food product development processes. Students also analyse environmental and social implications of food manufacturing and emerging technologies in food production.
Unit content1. The Australian food industry
2. Food Product Development
3. Food Science
4. Food Manufacture
Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.
Learning outcomes and graduate attributes
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||Discuss the historical developments and contemporary factors that influence the Australian food industry as they relate to traditional and emerging technologies and sustainable production methods||Intellectual rigour||Ethical practice||Knowledge of a discipline|
|2||Analyse the impact of food manufacture on the individual, society and the environment||Intellectual rigour||Ethical practice||Knowledge of a discipline|
|3||Apply the process of food product development to the design of a food product||Ethical practice||Knowledge of a discipline|
|4||Explain the manufacturing processes and technologies used in the production and distribution of a food product||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|5||Describe the functional properties of nutrients and associated foods||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|6||Identify and describe the physical, chemical and sensory aspects of food||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|7||Apply theoretical food science concepts to practical food product development processes||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
- Farrer, K, 2005, To feed a nation: A history of Australian food science and technology, CSIRO Publishing , Collingwood. ISBN: 0643091548.
Teaching and assessment
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