PROC 1002 Food Science 1

Credit Points 10

Legacy Code 300805

Coordinator Rosalie Durham Opens in new window

Description Food provides sustenance to life, nutrition for good health, enjoyment and cultural identity. Students will gain an awareness of the history and cultural significance of food and its traditions in Australia and around the world. This unit introduces the basic principles for understanding the science behind food; its composition, chemical, physical and functional characteristics. Fruits and vegetables, cereal, meat and dairy products will be covered, how they are processed and impacts on food quality and nutrition. Current issues will be discussed, such as world food supply, food-borne disease, diet and health, and new trends in food.

School Science

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 2 10cp

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Level Undergraduate Level 1 subject

Equivalent Subjects PROC 1001 - Food Science 1 LGYB 8736 - Food Science Technology Practicum 11


The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.

Item Length Percent Threshold Individual/Group Task
Progressive tests 15 - 30 minutes (each) 40 N Individual
Practical Reports 2 X 1200 words 40 N Individual
Presentation 15 minutes 20 N Group

Teaching Periods