Food product development (2020/2021)

Course code
Fabio Favati
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Language of instruction
Teaching is organised as follows:
Activity Credits Period Academic staff Timetable
teoria 5 II semestre Fabio Favati

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esercitazioni 1 II semestre Fabio Favati

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Learning outcomes

Aim of the course is to provide the students scientific knowledges and technical skills required to set up a new food product development process. The course requires basic knowledge of food chemistry, food microbiology and food processing and preservation technologies, as well as the ability to understand their interaction within a food product. Through frontal lessons, practical training and visit to food industries, the student will be guided to understand and use the principles of food product development, taking into account the technical, legal, economic and social aspects. The course comprises 5 CFU of frontal teaching and 1 CFU devoted to discussing and analyzing real case studies and to conducting technical visits to food production plants.

Assessment methods and criteria

Afterwards, the lecturer will present a practical problem that may be faced in the real working life and will evaluate how the candidate will organize and utilize the scientific and technical skills acquired during the study to highlight a possible solution to the problem. In this way the student will be oriented to study for acquiring not a mere "theoretical knowledge" but a "practical" one. The student will be graded over a score of 30 points, being 18 the minimum score to pass the exam. No different evaluation modalities are planned for students who have attended or not the theoretical and/or the practical part of the course.

Students are not required to take a specific exam for the practical part of the course. However, the acquired knowledge and skills will be evaluated within the oral exam set for the theoretical part of the course, taking into account the students’ capability to adapt and use in the real productive world the acquired theoretical knowledge and skills.