2019/20 Undergraduate Module Catalogue
FOOD2150 Food and the Allergic Reaction
10 creditsClass Size: 150
Module manager: Prof Alan Mackie
Taught: Semester 1 View Timetable
Year running 2019/20
Pre-requisite qualificationsCompletion of Year 1 of a BSc Food Science, BSc Food Science and Nutrtion or BSc Nutrition.
This module is not approved as a discovery module
ObjectivesOn completion of this module, students should be able to understand the elements and concepts of immunology involved with allergic reactions, the symptons of allergic responses, how regulations governing allergens in food have evolved, how allergic foods are detected, and how scientists are trying to minimise the number and severity of allergic reactions.
On completion of this module, students will have a better understanding of:
- the importance of the immune system in health;
- the IgE-based allergic reaction;
- the science behind treatment and cure;
- regulation of allergens in food;
- detection of allergenic foods;
- why some individuals might develop allergy;
- why some foods might be more allergenic than others.
- The normal immune response;
- Immunoassays and detection of food proteins;
- The allergic reaction and consequent symptoms;
- The production of IgG and IgE;
- Characterisation of food allergen molecules;
- The Hygeine Hypothesis;
- Development of immune tolerance;
- Regulations for allergenic foods.
|Delivery type||Number||Length hours||Student hours|
|Independent online learning hours||10.00|
|Private study hours||72.00|
|Total Contact hours||18.00|
|Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)||100.00|
Private studyThe directed reading will be a recent research paper on which the students will have to answer a compulsory examination question; students will be expected to understand the background to the research, what has been achieved and how the research fits into wider understanding.
Opportunities for Formative FeedbackStudent's will receive 3 lots of MCQs after each 1/3 of teaching to that they can monitor their progress.
Methods of assessment
|Exam type||Exam duration||% of formal assessment|
|Standard exam (closed essays, MCQs etc)||2 hr 00 mins||100.00|
|Total percentage (Assessment Exams)||100.00|
Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated
Reading listThe reading list is available from the Library website
Last updated: 04/09/2019
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