Courses & Units

Foodborne Pathogens KLA604

Hobart

Introduction

Maintenance of food security and public health requires vigilance in the food supply chain based on knowledge of the physiology, ecology and epidemiology of food-borne pathogens including bacteria, viruses and parasites.  This unit focuses on enhancing depth of knowledge of food-borne pathogens for Master of Applied Science students within the areas of Microbiology and Food Safety. 

These include recorded lectures, an online quiz, assessment and interpretation of research literature regarding microbial hazards in food (journal club), a focused literature review on a topic of choice in this area, and a final open book exam. 

Students will be provided content on advanced topics of microbial hazards in foods.  This includes provision of reading content on specific sub-topics of food-related public health, food-borne pathogens, epidemiology and persistence of food-borne pathogens, and methods for routine sampling and detection.  Knowledge gained will be supported and enriched by self-directed learning activities.

Summary

Unit name Foodborne Pathogens
Unit code KLA604
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Sciences and Engineering
Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture
Discipline Agriculture and Food Systems
Teaching staff

Assoc Prof John Bowman (Coordinator)

Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus Off-Campus International International Domestic Domestic

Key

On-campus
Off-Campus
International students
Domestic students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 25/2/2019 22/3/2019 15/4/2019 2/6/2019

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2019 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2019 will be available from the 1st October 2018.

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Fees

Domestic

Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
2 2019: $1,169.00 2019: $2,200.00 010911

Fees for next year will be published in October. The fees above only apply for the year shown.

Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.

Requisites

Mutual Exclusions

You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:

You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:

KLA304

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

Lectures, readings and online activities weekly

Assessment

Literature review 25%, Continuous assessment (consisting of 5 assignments) 25%, Online tests 10%, Final theory exam 40%

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Textbooks

RequiredNone
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