Courses & Units
Foodborne Pathogens KLA304
This unit can only be undertaken by undergraduate students who are concurrently enrolled in, or have successfully completed, KLA396 Food Microbiology
Food safety comprises a broad range of scientific endeavours that are important in human society. Maintenance of food security and public health requires vigilance in the food supply, including safety, traceability, epidemiology and the ecology of food-borne pathogens. The science also involves the application of knowledge related to food fermentation, processing techniques, manufacturing, and even packaging. Finally, innovations in food manufacturing and the provision of health benefits is a rapidly growing area including functional foods, prebiotics, and probiotics for human and animal consumption.
A substantial proportion of food safety risks are biological and are associated with microbial pathogens and microbial-produced toxins.
|Unit name||Foodborne Pathogens|
|College/School||College of Sciences and Engineering
Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture
|Discipline||Agriculture and Food Systems|
|Coordinator||Associate Professor John Bowman|
|Available as an elective?||Yes|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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- Describe major food-borne pathogens and use this knowledge to assess risk in food production
- Explain and evaluate currently available detection and surveillance processes for food-borne pathogens
- Monitor and analyse emerging issues in food-borne disease and public health
|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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PrerequisitesCJA214 OR KLA200 OR CXA241 OR KLA210 OR JFA214 OR KPZ215
You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:KLA604
2 x 50 min lectures weekly
|Assessment||Mid-semester quiz (10%)|Final Exam (50%)|Journal Club (15%)|Food-borne pathogen literature review (25%)|
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
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