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2023/24 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

FOOD2196 Food Quality Assurance

10 creditsClass Size: 100

Module manager: Dr Evi Paximada

Taught: Semester 2 (Jan to Jun) View Timetable

Year running 2023/24

Pre-requisite qualifications

FOOD2191 Introduction to Food Product Development

This module is not approved as a discovery module

Module summary

The monitoring and control of food quality and safety is an important aspect in food production. Ensuring safe and nutritious foods that meet consumer expectations for quality and safety can only be achieved by the use of different tools and techniques. The module will examine different aspects of quality managment, quality assurance and quality controls.


On completion of this module students will be better able to:
1) Understand the roles of quality control, quality assurance and quality management systems and their application in the
Food Industry

Learning outcomes
On completion of this module students will be better able to:
1. Describe methods used in quality assurance and quality management in the Food industry
2. Understand how some quality assurance techniques can be used to monitor and control food quality and food safety


Selected topics in Quality Management,Quality assurance and quality control

Teaching methods

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

Private study

Research and Directed Reading - 48 hours
Preparation and Revision for exam - 38

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Practice assessment on Minerva

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: 28/04/2023 14:55:42


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