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ENVH12001 - Food Safety

General Information

Unit Synopsis

This course develops the student's understanding in the area of food safety management and safe food preparation in the community. Students will be able to identify common food contaminants, the sources of these contaminants and the epidemiology of food-borne illness using case studies. During residential school, skills will be developed in the identification and evaluation of food safety hazards and ways to develop responsive food safety plans. The interpretation and application of food safety legislation and how it relates to the assessment of food premises will also be an important skill which is developed through this course.

Details

Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 2
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band SCA Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Prereq: 48 units of credit

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

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Unit Availabilities from Term 3 - 2013

Term 2 - 2017 Profile
Mixed Mode
Term 2 - 2018 Profile
Mixed Mode
Term 2 - 2019 Profile
Mixed Mode
Term 2 - 2020 Profile
Mixed Mode
Term 2 - 2021 Profile
Mixed Mode
Term 2 - 2022 Profile
Mixed Mode

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Written Assessment 5%
2. Written Assessment 20%
3. Written Assessment 40%
4. Written Assessment 35%

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%).

Consult the University’s Grades and Results Policy for more details of interim results and final grades

Past Exams

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Previous Feedback

Term 2 - 2020 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 3.9 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 42.31% response rate.

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Source: Unit evaluation
Feedback
More tutorials required for the assessment.
Recommendation
Increased number of tutorials aimed at meeting the needs of Medical Science (Nutrition) students.
Action Taken
Tutorials were increased to fortnightly in 2020 for the first time but attendance by the Nutrition students was particularly poor.
Source: Unit Coordinator reflection on evaluation scores.
Feedback
Unit needs to be made more overtly relevant to Medical Science (Nutrition) students.
Recommendation
Involve a Nutrition academic in teaching the unit to provide a perspective on the learning material that is relevant to the Nutrition students.
Action Taken
An academic qualified as a Public Health Nutritionist co-taught in the online tutorials to a greater extent than in previous years, however the attendance of Nutrition students was still low.
Source: Unit Evaluation
Feedback
Consider more online tutorials
Recommendation
Review the tutorials offered in 2020 for attendance and viewing of recordings, to determine which tutorials are offered in 2021.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Unit Evaluation
Feedback
Consider updating the recorded lectures
Recommendation
Review recorded lectures to be for the currency of information and rerecord as deemed necessary
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Personal observations and student feedback.
Feedback
While online residential school was not ideal, it was a successful offering during the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions.
Recommendation
Reinstate on-campus residential school in 2021.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  1. Describe conditions conducive to safe food preparation.
  2. Identify common food contaminants, the sources of these contaminants and their potential health impacts.
  3. Identify food safety hazards; evaluate the risk of these hazards; and develop responsive food safety plans.
  4. Interpret and apply food safety legislation in assessing food premise applications and conducting regulatory compliance audits.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Written Assessment
3 - Written Assessment
4 - Written Assessment
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
8 - Ethical practice
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Written Assessment
3 - Written Assessment
4 - Written Assessment