Courses & Units

Advanced Food Safety Management KLA602

Hobart

Note:

This unit is classed as a restricted unit and is available to MBA (Professional) Agricultural Innovation students and Master of Applied Science students.

Introduction

Traditional approaches to food safety assurance are failing to keep up with the modern food industry. In response, and to harmonise international trade in food, food safety management is moving to a "risk-based approach that relies strongly on synthesis of scientific evidence to generate inferences and conclusions that can be drawn from it to assist in developing more effective food safety strategies. The food industry must embrace this risk-based approach to remain competitive and innovative, and to further develop its international export markets. Equally, food safety regulators must understand how risk-based approaches can be employed to optimise the protection of public health in a socially acceptable and cost-effective way, i.e., that the price of safety does make food unaffordable.

Summary

Unit name Advanced Food Safety Management
Unit code KLA602
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Sciences and Engineering
Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture
Discipline Agriculture and Food Systems
Coordinator Mr Chawalit Kocharunchitt
Teaching staff Mr Chawalit Kocharunchitt|Professor Thomas (Tom) Ross
Available as student elective? No
Level Postgraduate

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 2 Off-Campus International Domestic

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 11/7/2022 9/8/2022 29/8/2022 16/10/2022

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Learning Outcomes

  • Discuss the range, nature and mode of action of natural ingredients and contaminants in foods by considering the challenges in assuring food safety.
  • Analyse the risk of foodborne hazards using quantitative methods of scientific risk assessment
  • Assess the range of approaches and options for minimising the risk of hazards in foods by analysing scientific literature and quantitative data.
  • Evaluate risk management strategies for hazards in foods using quantitative methods of scientific risk assessment
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
050101 $498.00 $498.00 not applicable

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Teaching

AssessmentFinal Exam (35%)|Hazard Characterisation (10%)|Exposure Assessment and Risk Characterization (25%)|Risk Management and Risk Communication (15%)|Weekly Discussion Tasks (15%)
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Textbooks

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