Module Title:Food Analysis
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:7
Module Delivered In 2 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: This module will be delivered incorporating both theory(2 hour) and practical(2 hours) over a 15 week period
Module Aim: To give the student an insight into all aspects of food production from raw material intake through process to final product and market
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Identify and describe all aspects of food analysis incorporating all stages of production
LO2 Demonstrate practical skills in all aspects of the production process
LO3 Be proficient in all aspects of food production from raw material supply and procurement through process to final product and market
LO4 Describe all the aspects of Food safety incorporating CCP,S
LO5 Be aware of the importance of microbiology both in food production and spoilage and the commercial consequences of same
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is recommended before enrolment in this module.

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Incompatible Modules
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Co-requisite Modules
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Requirements
This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed.
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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Food analysis
Introduction to the food industry both at home and abroad. The production of specific food types from raw material supply and procurement through process to final product and market to include Dairy, meat, and others The importance of GMP (Good manufacturing practice) and Quality in the production of safe food Haccp and its significance in the production of food incorporating the various Critical Control Points in each production process, e.g., raw material quality, personnel, temp. Ph. The main critical Analyses in the production of food, e.g. moisture content, protein level, fat content, etc. The use of microorganisms in both the production and spoilage of food Industrial Liaison with particular attention to food production Basic nutritional and lifestyle aspects in relation to Food processing The future of food processing in Ireland and beyond bearing in mind demographics and lifestyle changes The importance of Sensory Analysis with respect to food processing The use of current Analytical methodologies and future trends of same The importance of legislation with respect to Food production Laboratory design operation and control The importance of R&D and New Product development in the production of food
Assessment Breakdown%
Continuous Assessment10.00%
Project10.00%
Practical30.00%
End of Module Formal Examination50.00%
Special Regulation
Students must achieve a minimum grade (35%) in both the practical/CA and final examination.
Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Case Studies Presentation skills development 1,2,3,4,5 10.00 n/a
Project
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Project Project 4,5 10.00 n/a
Practical
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Practical/Skills Evaluation n/a 2,5 30.00 n/a
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam n/a 1,3,4,5 50.00 End-of-Semester

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Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture 30 Weeks per Stage 1.00
Practicals 30 Weeks per Stage 1.00
Total Hours 60.00
 

Module Delivered In

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
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CW_SAASC_D Bachelor of Science in Analytical Science 3 Mandatory