Food Science and Management (T)

student at Gungahlin College

Course information

Food Science and Management is a course that aims to provide students with a holistic understanding of food as a resource being fundamental to the survival of individuals, societies and the world. In this course, students will have the opportunity to explore the functions of the food industry from a variety of perspectives. In particular, students will investigate the chemical and functional properties of food, biotechnologies and their use in the food industry, sustainable food practices, food product and business development, nutrition and diet related illnesses, and the responsibility of the food industry in relation to developing countries and poverty stricken areas.

Post-school pathways

Career pathways for Food Science and Management include entry into nutritional studies, dietetics, food technology, teaching, nursing, sports sciences, applied science, business management, allied and community health, aged care, child care, environmental sciences, aid worker, food production industry, food stylist, marketing and international relations.

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Course pattern

Available as a Minor or Major

Suggested Minor course

Semester

Unit

1

Nutritional Science

2

Food Security and World Resources

Suggested Major course

Semester

Unit

1

Nutritional Science

2

Food Security and World Resources

3

Food Chemistry and Technology

4

Food and Management

Unit descriptions

Nutritional Science

Students will analyse the role and importance of nutrition to health. They will evaluate topical food issues and controversies and the relationship between food, nutrition intake and health. Practical activities supplement theoretical components.

Food Security and World Resources

This unit looks at issues faced by people in less economically developed countries in the fight against starvation, the impact of globalisation, and factors impacting food production and distribution throughout the world. Students will look at organisations that work to reduce global poverty.

Food Chemistry and Technology

In this unit students look at the physical and chemical components of food and how the properties of foods change during food preparation. Students will be involved in food experimentation. Food properties will be related to new technology and new food developments.

Food and Management

This unit looks at management processes and small business enterprises. Students will be involved in applying management processes to develop marketing plans for new food products.