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From Paddock to Plate (FSN100)

Organisational Unit Medical, Molecular and Forensic Sciences
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: S1-internal
Teaching Timetables Murdoch S1
Description This unit will introduce students to the journey of food from the paddock to the plate. It will investigate how food is grown, modified, stored and prepared to ensure the enjoyment of food that is safe while ensuring that nutritional requirements are met. The unit will also address how food is prepared to meet the requirements of different areas of human endeavour and the influence of food trends and cultural norms.
Unit Learning Outcomes 1. Be able to explain the journey of food from farm through processing to consumption
2. Be able to discuss the difference in food production for environments with different food demands
3. Be able to explain the role of biosecurity and microbiology to maintain food safety
4. Be able to discuss the influence of society on changes in food production
Timetabled Learning Activities Lectures: 1 x 2 hours per week; tutorials: 1 x 2 hours per week.
Unit Learning Experiences Students will have content delivered through lectures and tutorials. Students will be expected to undertake outside study guided by recommended readings.
Assessment Examination - 30%
Class Engagement - 10%
Oral Presentation - 35%
Annotated Bibliography - 25%
Prerequisites Nil.
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
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Food Science and Nutrition (BFoodScNutr )
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.


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Dr Kirsty Bayliss
Senior Lecturer

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 2814
e: K.Bayliss@murdoch.edu.au
o: 240.3.013 - Biological Sciences, Murdoch Campus
Unit Contacts

MURDOCH: S1-Internal
Dr Kirsty Bayliss
Senior Lecturer

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 2814
e: K.Bayliss@murdoch.edu.au
o: 240.3.013 - Biological Sciences, Murdoch Campus
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