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FOOD3130 Food Research: Recent Revelations and Disputes

10 creditsClass Size: 150

Module manager: Dr Mahmood Akhtar

Taught: Semester 2 View Timetable

Year running 2019/20

This module is not approved as a discovery module


On completion of this module students will have an understanding of the application of the principles of basic science to a range of problems in food research, with particular emphasis on topics which are currently being investigated.


Students will be presented with a number of topics of current research interest in Food science. The Lectures are given by different members of staff as well as experts from outside the school on recent areas of their research interest and can vary from one year to next. The training provides an account of specific aspects, eg: methodology, strengths and weaknesses of chosen approaches, areas of scientific dispute and relevant advances in understanding for each of the topics presented.

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Private study hours82.00
Total Contact hours18.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)100.00

Private study

Preparation and revision for exams: 70 hours
Reading for lectures: 30 hours

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Progress will monitored through attendance monitoring during lectures and contribution and participation during seminars.

Methods of assessment

Exam typeExam duration% of formal assessment
Standard exam (closed essays, MCQs etc)2 hr 00 mins100.00
Total percentage (Assessment Exams)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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