PDQ-22306 Food Quality Analysis and Judgement


Credits 6.00

Teaching methodContact hours
Practical intensively supervised85
Problem-based learning18
Course coordinator(s)dr. ir. CMM Lakemond
Lecturer(s)dr. ir. CMM Lakemond
prof. dr. ir. C de Graaf
prof. dr. ir. MAJS van Boekel
Examiner(s)prof. dr. ir. MAJS van Boekel

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The course will consist of three parts;
- lecture part providing students with theoretical knowledge (1 credits);
- practical part for doing measurements and tests (laboratory and test room) (3,5 credits);
- home-work part for making reports on structured assignments (1,5 credits).

Learning outcomes:

After this course a student is expected to be able to:
- understand theoretical knowledge on food quality attributes, food properties and their relationships;
- describe a range of techniques to measure and/or analyse food properties, and understand 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 measurements of food properties;
- draw scientific conclusions based on experimental data and relate these to management decisions.


Following lectures, literature search, laboratory work, questionnaires and interviews, making project reports


Oral and written.



Compulsory for: MFQFood Quality ManagementMSc2AF
Restricted Optional for: WUQPCBSc Minor Quality of Fresh Plant Products in Supply Chains2AF