HNE-30606 Sensory Science II: Instrumental Sensory Science


Studiepunten 6.00

Practical intensively supervised56
Course coordinator(s)prof. dr. ir. C de Graaf
dr. MA Stieger
Lecturer(s)dr. MA Stieger
dr. JP Vincken
prof. dr. G Smit
dr. MBJ Meinders
Examiner(s)prof. dr. ir. C de Graaf

Language of instruction:


Assumed knowledge on:

HNE-30506 Sensory Science I: Principles of Sensory Science

Continuation courses:

XCU-30307 Sensory Science III: Advanced Sensory Methods and Sensometrics


This course comprises of plenary lectures and practical work. In this course, the food product is the key focus. To understand how consumers perceive a product, it is important to know what the physical properties of that product are. The students learn about the principles and methods to measure and interpret different product properties (instrumental measurements). In particular, oral processing is an important topic in this course. By means of a practical, the student explore the possibilities to measure product characteristics via instrumental measurements, such as texture analyses, colour measurements and GC-sniffing.
The topics covered by this course:
- instrumental analysis (texture analyses, colour measurements, aroma analyses, GC, MS-nose, Nuclear Magnetic Resonance, Near Infrared Spectroscopy, fluorescence measurements);
- oral processing (including retronasal release).

Learning outcomes:

After the course, the student is expected to:
- know and understand the application of various instrumental analysis methods;
- perform basic instrumental analyses;
- analyse and interpret the results of different instrumental analyses
- understand the effects of oral processing including the measurement of these processes.


Lectures and practical exercises.


Written exam.


To be announced.

Verplicht voor: MFTFood TechnologyMScG: Sensory Science3WD
MNHNutrition and HealthMScD: Sensory Science3WD