Food Safety, Quality and Security
Undergraduate | USA-HLTH3063 | 2024
- Study method
- 100% online
- 100% online
- Entry requirements
- No ATAR needed,
- No prior study
- 10 weeks
- Start dates
- 8 Jan 2024
Food Safety, Quality and Security
About this subject
By the end of this 10-week course, you’ll be able to:
- Discuss the situations and conditions under which micro-organisms grow or are inactivated in foods.
- Design and develop a quality assurance program.
- Design and develop an allergen management system.
- Discuss key issues for organic food certification.
- Discuss the role of FSANZ, Food Standard Code and food labelling requirements.
- Growth of microorganisms
- Food poisoning and food spoilage
- Preventing microorganism growth
- Food quality and support programs for quality assurance
- HACCP food quality assurance program
- Food allergens
- Food fortification, biofortification and genetically modified foods
- Food regulation system and public health nutrition policy
- Organic foods
- Food security and food bioterrorism
Understanding how to prevent food poisoning and food spoilage is essential for people working in food and nutrition. In this course you’ll learn about the growth of microorganisms, causes of food poisoning and food spoilage and how we can prevent microorganism growth. Explore the Australian Food Standards Code and quality assurance programs which are critical for food businesses to implement to reduce the risk of food poisoning/spoilage.
Develop your understanding of food allergens including labelling requirements, food fortification, biofortification, and genetically modified foods. Explore the Australian food regulation system with a focus on regulation of organic foods, public health nutrition policy, and food bioterrorism.
UniSA Online’s 10-week short courses give you the flexibility to upskill in a certain area, stay current with developments in your field, diversify your knowledge, or even explore a new direction in your career – without having to commit to the time and cost of a full university degree.
Delivered 100% online, you’ll be able to study where and when it suits you. Access online academic and student support seven days a week, fit study around work and life commitments, view learning resources 24/7, and log in to the interactive online environment anywhere, any time and on any device.
This is a third-year course from UniSA Online’s Bachelor of Health Science degree. Please note: you are responsible for completing any relevant prerequisite courses before enrolling in this course.
- Assignment (40%)
- Portfolio (60%)
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