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Food and Drugs to Market CSA310


Marketing of functional foods, supplements and natural products is a highly regulated area, and the pathway to market can vary considerably with regard to whether a product is considered a food or medicine (which includes nutritional supplements and natural products). This unit will explore the regulatory pathways available for functional foods in Australia, and compare these to other international markets, exploring aspects such as quality assurance, quality control, marketing claims, and sources of raw compounds (natural, semi synthetic, extraction processes). Related aspects will also be covered including supplement formulation development.


Unit name Food and Drugs to Market
Unit code CSA310
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Pharmacy and Pharmacology
Discipline Pharmacy
Coordinator Professor Luke Bereznicki
Available as an elective? Yes
Delivered By University of Tasmania


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Learning Outcomes

  • Compare and contrast the pathway to market for foods and medicines.
  • Apply criteria to ascertain whether a product is a food or medicine.
  • Examine the key international regulatory requirements for foods, supplements and natural products.
  • Investigate the nature of quality assurance measures for functional foods, supplements and natural products.

Fee Information

Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1,3 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3 Domestic Full Fee 4
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