Courses & Units

Science-Based Supply Chain Management KLA703


This unit is classed as a restricted unit and available to Master of Applied Science students.


Managing food safety hazards in supply chains is an increasingly important aspect of food systems, especially as they become more global. Risk management policies are moving from a prescriptive-basis, to ones focused on quantitative science-based outcomes, such as Food Safety Objectives. This approach integrates quantitative risk assessment, predictive models and other science-based information to meet food safety standards set by government and industry. This unit addresses quantitative approaches to supply chain management, with a primary focus on microbial food safety hazards. Students will develop competencies in defining relevant process unit operations, application of predictive models and risk assessment tools, emerging supply chain monitoring technologies, and understanding the role of national and international food standard-setting bodies. The unit also considers how science-based supply chain management systems are used to demonstrate equivalence, enable innovative food processes, while managing food safety.


Unit name Science-Based Supply Chain Management
Unit code KLA703
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Sciences and Engineering
Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture
Discipline Agriculture and Food Systems
Teaching staff

Prof Mark Tamplin, other academic Staff in the TIA/School of Land and Food, and government and industry guest lecturers.

Level Postgraduate
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No


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Blended (on-campus) delivery comprises online lecture material, online weekly reading assignments, [six 2-hour] on-campus discussion groups supported by online discussion topics.

Online (off-campus) delivery comprises recorded lecture material, online weekly reading assignments, online discussion topics and related online activities.

20% reading assignments, 20% Exam-1, 20% Exam-2, 40% Final Report

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