FDSC30050 Food Chemistry II

Academic Year 2021/2022

This module follows on from FDSC30040 Food Chemistry 1 and it focuses on food components (e.g. antioxidants, emulsifiers, pigments, flavours) that have a major influence on the quality of foods. In this module students will gain an understanding of laboratory methods to assess the chemical and functional properties of food components (food proteins, carbohydrates, lipids, colours) and changes they undergo during processing and storage. This module is taught in the first seven weeks of the trimester.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

On successful completion of the module students will be able to:
• Describe the structure of selected food components and their functionality in foods.
• Discuss compounds contributing to the taste, aroma and colour of foods.
• Understand commonly used laboratory techniques to assess the properties of food proteins, carbohydrates, lipids and colours.
• Produce a written laboratory report in the style of a scientific research paper.

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
• Laboratory work & report writing
• 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
Continuous Assessment: Such as laboratory reports, MCQ, group work. Throughout the Trimester n/a Graded No


Carry forward of passed components
Resit In Terminal Exam
Autumn No
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

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

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Name Role
Dr Peter Dunne Tutor
Dr Emma Feeney Tutor
Liwen Zheng Tutor
Timetabling information is displayed only for guidance purposes, relates to the current Academic Year only and is subject to change.
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 25 Fri 12:00 - 15:50
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25 Tues 10:00 - 11:50
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25 Wed 09:00 - 09:50
Practical Offering 1 Week(s) - 19, 21, 23 Fri 12:00 - 15:50
Practical Offering 1 Week(s) - 20, 22, 24 Fri 12:00 - 15:50
Practical Offering 2 Week(s) - 19, 21, 23 Fri 12:00 - 15:50
Practical Offering 2 Week(s) - 20, 22, 24 Fri 12:00 - 15:50