FB2C10-Chemistry of Food Components

Module Provider: Food and Nutritional Sciences
Number of credits: 10 [5 ECTS credits]
Level:5
Terms in which taught: Autumn term module
Pre-requisites: CH1FC3 Molecular Studies for the Life Sciences
Non-modular pre-requisites:
Co-requisites:
Modules excluded: FB2C20 Composition and Properties of Foods FB2C30 Composition, Properties and Analysis of Foods
Current from: 2019/0

Module Convenor: Prof Richard Frazier

Email: r.a.frazier@reading.ac.uk

Type of module:

Summary module description:

This module aims to provide students with knowledge of important chemical components of foods, and their impact on food quality during processing and storage. 


Aims:
This module aims to provide students with knowledge of important chemical components of foods, and their impact on food quality during processing and storage.

Assessable learning outcomes:
Students should be able to:
• State the structures and discuss the properties of proteins, lipids and carbohydrates.
• Discuss the effects of processing and storage on these components in foods.
• Describe selected permitted food additives and discuss their impact on food quality and/or safety.

Additional outcomes:

Outline content:
The module will consist of a course of lectures and directed reading covering carbohydrate chemistry, lipid chemistry, protein chemistry, water/water activity and food additives.

Brief description of teaching and learning methods:

Teaching will be by lectures, support tutorials and directed reading.


Contact hours:
  Autumn Spring Summer
Lectures 20
Tutorials 10
Guided independent study: 70
       
Total hours by term 100
       
Total hours for module 100

Summative Assessment Methods:
Method Percentage
Written exam 50
Written assignment including essay 50

Summative assessment- Examinations:

1 hour 30 minutes written exam during the Summer term (50%)


Summative assessment- Coursework and in-class tests:

Written assignment on food additives set during the Autumn Term (50%)


Formative assessment methods:

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:
    overall mark of 40%

    Reassessment arrangements:

    Reassessment arrangements are in accordance with University policy. Reassessment of the written examination is held during the University administered re-examination period in August. Failed coursework may be re-assessed by an alternative assignment before or during the August re-examination period.


    Additional Costs (specified where applicable):
    1) Required text books:
    2) Specialist equipment or materials:
    3) Specialist clothing, footwear or headgear:
    4) Printing and binding:
    5) Computers and devices with a particular specification:
    6) Travel, accommodation and subsistence:

    Last updated: 8 April 2019

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

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