FQD-22306 Food Quality Analysis and Judgement

Course

Credits 6.00

Teaching methodContact hours
Lecture8
Practical85
Group work18
Course coordinator(s)DP Bolhuis PhD
Lecturer(s)dr. JLF Hagelaar
dr. ir. CMM Lakemond
DP Bolhuis PhD
dr. ir. EJH Spelt
dr. EFM Wubben
Examiner(s)dr. ir. CMM Lakemond
DP Bolhuis PhD

Language of instruction:

English

Assumed knowledge on:

FQD-20306 Food Quality Management.

Contents:

Food Quality Analysis and Judgement is a course which focuses on measuring and evaluating food quality through finding relevant measurable food properties that are indicators for food quality aspects. Theoretical topics (lectures) include chemical, physical, and sensorial indicators for food quality plus lectures on judgement in decision making processes. The extensive practical deals with translating the concept of food quality of real products into measurable food properties, to measure these, to judge the outcomes and to translate these back to food quality. In the last phase of each practical the students draw conclusions based on experimental data and report their findings. In the case assignment the students need to relate the conclusions from the practical to management decisions in a real company situation.

Learning outcomes:

After successful completion of this course students are expected to be able to:
- understand, explain and apply theoretical knowledge on food quality attributes, food properties and their relationships;
- describe a range of techniques to measure and/or analyse food properties, and to understand and explain how they relate to food quality attributes;
- understand theoretical knowledge on judging quality attributes;
- translate the concept of food quality of real products into measurable food properties, to measure these, to judge the outcomes and to translate these back to food quality;
- judge quality attributes from different positions in the agri-food production chain and relate this to measurement of food properties;
- draw conclusions based on experimental data and relate these to management decisions;
- extract the essence from scientific literature;
- increased experience in design and justification of experiments, executing of the experiments, scientific writing, preparing scientific posters and abstract writing.

Activities:

- following lectures;
- laboratory work + writing research plans, poster presentations, oral presentations;
- making project reports.

Examination:

- written exam (50%);
- practical and cases (50%). All seperate marks must be equal or higher than 5.5.

Literature:

The course material is offered on line through Brightspace

ProgrammePhaseSpecializationPeriod
Restricted Optional for: MFQFood Quality ManagementMSc2AF