FDSC30040 Food Chemistry I

Academic Year 2022/2023

This module focuses on food proteins, carbohydrates and lipids with emphasis on relationships between their structure and functional properties. The module emphasises how food processing operations and storage alter the functionality of these food components. The role of water in foods and its influence on food stability is also examined.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

On completion of this module students should be able to:
• Explain the state of water in foods and examine its influence on food stability.
• Differentiate lipids on the basis of their fatty acid profile and discuss their physical properties and chemical deterioration.
• Describe the functions and properties of food proteins and explain the factors influencing the functions
of these proteins.
• Describe the functions and properties of selected monosaccharides, disaccharides and polysaccharides.

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours
Specified Learning Activities


Autonomous Student Learning






Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
The key learning approaches used in this module are:
• Lectures
• Peer and group work
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
FDSC20010 - Food Macronutrients, FDSC20020 - Nutritional Energy Metabolism, FDSC20090 - Food Macronutrients

Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Assignment: Take home exam Coursework (End of Trimester) n/a Graded No


Continuous Assessment: MCQs/short answer questions and in class activities Throughout the Trimester n/a Graded No


Carry forward of passed components
Resit In Terminal Exam
Spring Yes - 1 Hour
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Group/class feedback, post-assessment
• Online automated feedback

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

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Name Role
Dr Emma Feeney Tutor
Dr Mohammadreza Khalesi Tutor
Liwen Zheng Tutor