Course level

Postgraduate Coursework

Faculty

Science

School

Agriculture Food Sciences Schl

Units

2

Duration

One Semester

Class contact

2 Lecture hours, 2 Tutorial hours, 3 Practical or Laboratory hours

Assessment methods

Assignment, mid-semester examination and final examination

Course coordinator

A/Prof Mark Turner

Current course offerings

Course offerings Location Mode Course Profile
Semester 1, 2019 St Lucia Internal Course Profile

Please Note: Course profiles marked as not available may still be in development.

Course description

Examines the positive (fermentation) and negative (spoilage) roles microbes play in foods and methods of preservation. Rapid detection methods and molecular (DNA) methods relevant to food microbiology including genomics, real-time PCR and culture-independent identification are investigated. It also explores the fields of probiotics, spores, biofilms and problems and applications of bacteriophages, GM microbes and bioreactors. Practical and tutorial components may include chemical preservation, yoghurt fermentation, the isolation and identification of food bacteria using PCR, DNA sequencing, bioinformatics and real-time PCR.

Archived offerings

Course offerings Location Mode Course Profile
Semester 1, 2018 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2017 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2016 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2015 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2015 External External Course Profile
Semester 2, 2015 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2014 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2014 External External Course Profile
Semester 2, 2014 External External Course Profile
Semester 2, 2014 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2013 External External Course Profile
Semester 1, 2013 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2013 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2013 External External Course Profile
Semester 1, 2012 Remote Remote Course Profile
Semester 1, 2012 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2012 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2012 External External Course Profile
Semester 1, 2011 Remote Remote Course Profile
Semester 1, 2011 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2011 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2011 Remote Remote Course Profile
Semester 1, 2010 Remote Remote Course Profile
Semester 1, 2010 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2010 Remote Remote Course Profile
Semester 2, 2010 St Lucia Internal Course Profile