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Fresh Produce Management - AGEN2002

Year - 2018

This unit of study covers some fundamental concepts in food science with a particular emphasis on post-harvest management of fresh produce. Students will critically examine the science underpinning management and handling of fresh food products. The unit primarily addresses the challenges of maintaining quality, extending shelf life and improving safety of fresh perishable produce by examining relevant industrial practices and technologies.. Students will develop practical skills and integrate knowledge of physiology, technology and economics of fresh produce management to determine optimal storage and handling conditions for maximum quality, shelf life, safety and ultimately consumer experience. The majority of examples will be drawn from fruits and vegetables, dairy, eggs, meat and seafood products. Industry quality assurance schemes and government regulations will be examined, with particular reference to food safety. The students will gain research, inquiry and communication skills through a research-based group project, an oral presentation and laboratory reports. Personal and intellectual autonomy will be developed through group and individual work.

Classes
Two 1-hour lectures per week

Assessment
Three practical reports (15% each), one group presentation (15%), one end of semester exam (40%)

Textbooks
No prescribed textbooks

Assumed knowledge
HSC level Mathematics and Biology and CHEM1XX1 or CHEM1XX2 or CHEM1903 or CHEM1904

Pre-requisites

6cp from (BIOL1XXX or AGEN1004 or MBLG1XX1)

Details

Faculty: Science

Semester 1

05 Mar 2018

Department/School: Life and Environmental Sciences Academic Operations
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 31 Mar 2018
Unit of study level: Intermediate
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: Yes
Faculty/department permission required? No
Location
Camperdown
More details
Unit of Study coordinator: Dr Rosalind Deaker
HECS Band: 2
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