Enquiry for Major/Minor/Programme Requirements

Minor Title Minor in Food & Nutritional Science
Offered to students admitted to Year 1 in 2017-2018
Objectives:

The Minor in Food and Nutritional Science aims to provide a comprehensive education in food, nutrition and related sociological and technological topics, enabling graduates to develop their interest in food and nutrition and have a wide range of employment and progression options.

Learning Outcomes:
By the end of this programme, students should be able to:
PLO 1 :

demonstrate broad knowledge in the field of food and nutritional science (by means of coursework, tutorial classes and laboratory-based learning in the curriculum)

PLO 2 :

recognize and describe the health risks associated with food and specific nutrients, and discuss how to prevent these risks (by means of coursework, tutorial classes and laboratory-based learning in the curriculum)

PLO 3 :

understand and describe ethical perspectives and practice in food product development, food safety and public health nutrition (by means of coursework, tutorial classes and laboratory-based learning in the curriculum)

PLO 4 :

synthesize and summarize information from a wide range of sources and draw reasoned conclusions with particular reference to food and nutritional sciences and related global and commercial issues (by means of coursework, tutorial classes and laboratory-based learning in the curriculum)

Impermissible Combination:

Major in Food & Nutritional Science

Required courses (36 credits)
1. Introductory level courses (12 credits)
Disciplinary Electives (12 credits)
At least 12 credits selected from the following courses:
BIOL1110 From molecules to cells (6)
BIOL1201 Introduction to food and nutrition (6)
BIOL2101 Principles of food chemistry (6)
BIOL2220 Principles of biochemistry (6) Take either BIOL2220 or BIOC2600 o fulfill this 12 credits requirement, but not both. BIOL2220 and BIOC2600 are mutually exclusive.
BIOC2600 Basic biochemistry (6) Take either BIOL2220 or BIOC2600 o fulfill this 12 credits requirement, but not both. BIOL2220 and BIOC2600 are mutually exclusive.
2. Advanced level courses (24 credits)
Disciplinary Electives (24 credits)
At least 24 credits selected from the following courses:
BIOL3202 Nutritional biochemistry (6)
BIOL3203 Food microbiology (6)
BIOL3204 Nutrition and the life cycle (6)
BIOL3205 Human physiology (6)
BIOL3206 Clinical nutrition (6)
BIOL3207 Food and nutritional toxicology (6)
BIOL3209 Food and nutrient analysis (6)
BIOL3211 Nutrigenomics (6)
BIOL3216 Food waste management (6)
BIOL3217 Food, environment and health (6)
BIOL3218 Food hygiene and quality control (6)
BIOL4201 Public health nutrition (6)
BIOL4202 Nutrition and sports performance (6)
BIOL4204 Diet, brain function and behavior (6)
BIOL4205 Food processing and engineering (6)
BIOL4208 Meat, dairy and grain sciences (6)
BIOL4209 Functional foods (6)
BIOL4411 Plant and food biotechnology (6)
 
Notes:

1. Double counting of credits is not permissible for major-minor or double-minors combinations. For a course appears as a core course ("disciplinary core") in the major-minor or double-minors, students have to make up the credits by taking replacement course in the minor. For details, please refer to "Students taking double Majors, Major-Minor or double Minors with overlapping course requirements" in the BSc syllabuses.

Remarks:

Important! Ultimate responsibility rests with students to ensure that the required pre-requisites and co-requisite of selected courses are fulfilled. Students must take and pass all required courses in the selected primary science major in order to satisfy the degree graduation requirements.



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