FZCR62-UK Food Law: The Basics - CPD

Module Provider: Food and Nutritional Sciences
Number of credits: 0 [0 ECTS credits]
Level:NA
Terms in which taught: Spring / Summer term module
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Current from: 2018/9

Module Convenor: Dr David Jukes

Email: d.j.jukes@reading.ac.uk

Type of module:

Summary module description:

Delivered on-line only through distance learning using video lectures, interactive forum based seminars and self-directed study hosted on the University of Reading’s VLE, this module will develop the basic knowledge and understanding of matters relating to UK food law.


Aims:

The module aims to provide an introduction to matters relating to UK food law such that the student will have developed an understanding of the area to be able to effectively identify and meet the requirements derived from UK food law and participate in and contribute to the future development of UK food law.


Assessable learning outcomes:

On completion of the module, learners should be able to:




  • explain the origins and background to UK food legislation and describe its overall structure and key components

  • access the legal requirements which are imposed on the food industry


Additional outcomes:

The following transferable skills will be developed in this module:




  • Critical evaluation of data from a variety of sources

  • Effective communication of scientific information in oral and written format with scientific rigour

  • Debating skills


Outline content:

In providing the basic background information and knowledge to UK food law this module will cover the following topics




  • Historical development of UK food law




  • Current policies and procedures

  • Main elements of current UK food law


Brief description of teaching and learning methods:

The module will consist of five weeks of distance learning material, including video lectures, guided reading, interactive workbooks and online discussion boards delivered by experts in the area. Discussion and feedback will take place through the Virtual Learning Environment associated with the module and e-mail.


Contact hours:
  Autumn Spring Summer
Lectures 10
Guided independent study 30
       
Total hours by term 40.00
       
Total hours for module 40.00

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Summative assessment- Coursework and in-class tests:

There is no summative assessment with this module.


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Penalties for late submission:
The Module Convener will apply the following penalties for work submitted late:

  • where the piece of work is submitted after the original deadline (or any formally agreed extension to the deadline): 10% of the total marks available for that piece of work will be deducted from the mark for each working day[1] (or part thereof) following the deadline up to a total of five working days;
  • where the piece of work is submitted more than five working days after the original deadline (or any formally agreed extension to the deadline): a mark of zero will be recorded.

  • The University policy statement on penalties for late submission can be found at: http://www.reading.ac.uk/web/FILES/qualitysupport/penaltiesforlatesubmission.pdf
    You are strongly advised to ensure that coursework is submitted by the relevant deadline. You should note that it is advisable to submit work in an unfinished state rather than to fail to submit any work.

    Assessment requirements for a pass:

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    Additional Costs (specified where applicable):

    Last updated: 20 April 2018

    THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THIS MODULE DESCRIPTION DOES NOT FORM ANY PART OF A STUDENT'S CONTRACT.

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