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FOOD3060 Critical Appraisal of Scientific Literature

10 creditsClass Size: 150

Module manager: Prof. Michael Rappolt

Taught: Semesters 1 & 2 View Timetable

Year running 2019/20

Pre-requisite qualifications

Successful completion of Year 2 of BSc Food programme.
Pass year 3 of European option.

This module is not approved as a discovery module


On completion of this module students will have carried out an in-depth review of the application of fundamental scientific principles to the study of a given problem in food research.


Students will be given a choice of subjects which are topics in current food research. The aim of the training will be to define the scope of the review and to provide an authoritative account of specific aspects, eg: methodology, strengths and weakness of chosen approaches, relevant advances in understanding.

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Private study hours95.00
Total Contact hours5.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)100.00

Private study

Study, seminar and essay preparation - 95 hours

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

From contribution at tutorials throughout the semester.

Methods of assessment

Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
EssayAssessed Essay100.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)100.00

Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 04/09/2019


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