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FOOD5280M Functional Foods

10 creditsClass Size: 100

Module manager: Prof. Francisco Goycoolea

Taught: Semester 2 (Jan to Jun) View Timetable

Year running 2019/20

This module is not approved as an Elective


On completion of this module, students will have an understanding of the health, scientific, regulatory and economic issues raised by 'functional foods'.

Students will be able to combine scientific understanding gained in this and other modules with 'real world' interests in improving health and in generating added value in the food industry.


- Definitions of functional foods - regulatory and international aspects
- The economic importance of functional foods
- Delivery of bioactive food components
- Probiotics
- Probiotics and health
- Novel fats
- Novel fats and health
- Minerals and micronutrients
- Functional foods and obesity
- Flavonoids and functional foods
- Flavonoids and health
- GMOs as functional foods?
- Advertising of functional foods
- Investigation into functional components of commercially available functional foods.

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Private study hours84.00
Total Contact hours16.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)100.00

Private study

- 32 hours: 16 x 2 hours reading per lecture
- 16 hours: directed reading and preparation
- 12 hours: Assignment 1500 words - investigation of functional commponents
- 24 hours: Private study and preparation for examinations.

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

From assignment and attendance at lectures

Methods of assessment

Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)20.00

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

Exam typeExam duration% of formal assessment
Standard exam (closed essays, MCQs etc)2 hr 80.00
Total percentage (Assessment Exams)80.00

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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