- Food Commodities and classifications
- Organic Food Chemistry (water, carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, bioactives)
- Farm to Meal (primary and secondary production, food composition and databases, food and nutrition labelling)
- Moussaka major investigation (including FoodChoices software nutrition analysis)
- Disscusion forum/Discussion Board
- Embedded Multimedia
- Online assignment submission
- Podcasting/Leacture capture
- Virtual Classroom
- Web links
- Study guide
- Online Assessment
- Resources and Links
You must have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject:
- MUR-SCI18-Fundamentals of Chemistry (Previously: Introduction to Chemistry)
- LTU-CHM101-Essentials of Chemistry
- OtherDetails -
This subject is offered via Open Universities Australia. La Trobe University students can undertake this subject as part of a cross institutional enrolment under certain circumstances, and must seek approval from the Bachelor of Food and Nutrition Course Coordinator for eligibility. Due to the nature of the subject content and online delivery, enrolments are generally not permitted past the published OUA enrolment date for the study period.
Students to equip themselves with a specified list of ingredients, digital scales, and a thermometer and have access to a home kitchen to complete practicals.
In this subject students will be introduced to the fundamentals of food science relevant for the study of human nutritional science including: classifications, structure and function of food; chemistry of key food components such as macro- and micronutrients and other functional compounds; introduction to food composition data and key methods of analysing nutritional composition of foods; and physical, chemical, nutritional and sensory changes in preparation, cooking and storage of food.
In this subject you will be required to complete food science practicals/assessment tasks in your own kitchen or one you arrange to access. You will need to purchase ingredients and have access to standard kitchen equipment including a digital thermometer and digital scales. Cooking or handling foods from across all food groups (including red meat, eggs and milk) is part of the required degreework. Sensory analysis requiring the tasting of food, is at your discretion to accommodate special dietary requirements. Students should direct any questions to the Degree Coordinators prior to enrolment.
- Assignment 1 - 4 x worksheets 1200 word equiv (30%)
- Assignment 2 - 2 x 45 min Mastery Quizzes (40%)
- Assignment 3 - 1200 word individual report (30%)
Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a subject