ProgrammesModule: Food Science
Course Title: Food Science
Course Code: UU-HOM-1030-UG
Programme: Bachelor of Arts in Tourism and Hospitality Management - BL
Food science is the study of the physical, biological, and chemical makeup of food; and the concepts underlying food processing. Food technology is the application of food science to the selection, preservation, processing, packaging, distribution, and use of safe food.
The main objectives of the course are:
- To determine the principles of food production, food storage, food preparation and food use, as well as explain the principles behind meal planning, the role of the nutritional value of foods and how this affects food service operations
- To identify sanitation and safety principles as well as discuss relevant hygiene issues (HACCP)
- To discuss the associations between food and technology and their importance
- To discuss matters surrounding dietary recommendations and how these reflect to menu planning and food service operations
- To recognize different types of food (food commodities), their functions and different uses.
Course/Module Learning Outcomes:
After completion of the course students are expected to be able:
- To state the basic principles of food science and how this relates to the hospitality industry
- To comprehend the basics of food production and gain a broad understanding of food commodities used in quantity food production
- To develop new menus using all the food ingredients discussed
- To explain the new concept of gastronomy and its relationship to tourism
- To recognize HACCP rules and regulations and implement all these in the Hotel Industry. In this way, to identify the essentials of food hygiene and comprehend the principles of proper food storage and preservation to avoid any form of food contamination.
Prerequisites Categories: -
Typical Module duration: 4.0