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2019/20 Taught Postgraduate Module Catalogue

FOOD5125M Food Biotechnology

10 creditsClass Size: 100

Module manager: Dr Celia Ferreira
Email: c.m.ferreira@leeds.ac.uk

Taught: Semester 2 View Timetable

Year running 2019/20

Pre-requisite qualifications

BSc in a science or engineering subject.

Module replaces

FOOD5120M

This module is not approved as an Elective

Objectives

To provide an understanding of biotechnology as it relates to the food industry.

Syllabus

- Origins of Biotechnology
- Genetic manipulation of organisms involved in food manufacture
- Legislation and social issues related to biotechnology in food.

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Laboratory23.006.00
Lecture161.0016.00
Seminar21.002.00
Private study hours76.00
Total Contact hours24.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)100.00

Private study

- Essay: 10 hours
- Preparation for seminars: 3 hours
- Laboratory reports: 6 hours
- Background reading: 32 hours
- Examination and prepration for examination: 25 hours.

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

By attendance at lectures and laboratory classes and from contributions at seminars.

Methods of assessment


Coursework
Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
In-course AssessmentLaboratory class work - continuous assessment5.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)5.00

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


Exams
Exam typeExam duration% of formal assessment
Standard exam (closed essays, MCQs etc)1 hr 30 mins95.00
Total percentage (Assessment Exams)95.00

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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