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FOOD3140 Critical Appraisal of Scientific Literature

20 creditsClass Size: 150

Module manager: Dr Helen Chappell

Taught: Semesters 1 & 2 View Timetable

Year running 2019/20

This module is mutually exclusive with

FOOD3060Critical Appraisal of Scientific Literature

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 production or research.


Students will be given a choice of subjects which are topics in food production or 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 weaknesses of chosen approaches, relevant advances in understanding.

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Private study hours190.00
Total Contact hours10.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)200.00

Private study

Study and essay preparation and presentation preparation 190 hours.

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

From tutorials with supervisor throughout the semester.

Methods of assessment

Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
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: 01/10/2019


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