Food Science

University of Roehampton

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Food Science

  • Host University

    University of Roehampton

  • Location

    London, England

  • Area of Study

    Dietetics, Life Sciences, Nutrition and Food Science

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Upper

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    Hours & Credits

  • UK Credits

    10
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4
  • Overview

    Assessment: laboratory report (2000 words) [50%], review paper on a current concern in food science (2000 words) [50%]

    This module aims not only to provide students with a thorough understanding of food composition and analysis, but also will provide a high standard of experience in food science and microbiological techniques. The scientific basis of the safety and health promoting properties of nutrients and non-nutrient components of food will be discussed including the effects of nutrients, anti-nutrients, toxicants, additives, pharmacologically active agents. Furthermore, we will explore ‘nutraceuticals’, functional foods, and individual constituents of foods. Methods of food production, preparation, preservation, will be considered as well as the role of government and legislation in the protection of consumers from risks associated with food consumption. The entire process from food production to consumption as well as sustainability will be considered.

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