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Introduction to Food Science

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  • EIT Food | Queen’s University Belfast via FutureLearn
  • Learn for FREE, Up-gradable
  • Length: 4 Weeks
  • Effort: 4 hours per week
  • 2,198 + already enrolled!
  • ★★★★☆ (7 Ratings)
  • Skill Level: Beginner
  • Language: English 

Discover the fascinating world of food science and feel empowered to make safe, healthy, and sustainable food choices.

Food and health information is often oversimplified by the media, and recommendations can be inaccurately reported and contradictory to current recommendations.

By understanding and learning more about what’s in our food, we can make smarter, more sustainable, and healthier food choices. On this course, you’ll access trustworthy information on the food system from food industry experts.

You’ll cover topics like food contaminants, food safety, ethical issues, and food sustainability considerations so that you can become a responsible partner in the food system.

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to…

  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the term food integrity
  • Explore ethical and sustainability issues surrounding food production
  • Assess how the consumer is protected by legislation
  • Explain how food can become contaminated by biological, chemical or physical hazards
  • Identify the role of the consumer in ensuring food safety and becoming change agents in the
  • transition towards a smart, inclusive and trusted food system
  • Reflect on the work organisations are doing in relation to food safety e.g. EFSA

Who is the course for?

This course is designed for anyone interested in food and looking for reliable information on how to make safer, healthier and more sustainable food choices.

It will be particularly useful for final year schools students undertaking a food-related subject or interested in food science as a potential career pathway.

The Educators won’t be able to join the discussions themselves or respond to individual comments, but the course encourages a strong learning community. The learning is focused around debate and discussion – supporting other learners, sharing your own experience and knowledge, and listening to new perspectives. We hope that you will enjoy interacting with and learning from each other in this way.

Syllabus

Week 1: Diet and Health

Week 2: Ethical and Sustainability Considerations

Week 3: Food Integrity

Week 4: The role of the consumer

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