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FOOD5125M Food Biotechnology

10 creditsClass Size: 100

Module manager: Dr Celia Ferreira

Taught: Semester 1 (Sep to Jan) View Timetable

Year running 2022/23

Pre-requisite qualifications

BSc in a science or engineering subject.

This module is mutually exclusive with

FOOD3100Biotechnology: Traditional and Leading Edge

Module replaces


This module is not approved as an Elective


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


- 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
Private study hours72.00
Total Contact hours22.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)94.00

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

Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
PresentationPresentation and discussion10.00
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
Online Time-Limited assessment1 hr 30 mins80.00
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: 29/04/2022 15:32:04


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