FDSC40720 Food Risk Analysis

Academic Year 2021/2022

This module is for students taking the Professional Diploma in Food Safety and Regulatory Science.
This module examines the concept of risk analysis which includes: Risk Assessment, Risk Management and Risk Communication. The module covers both chemical and microbiological risk assessment and identifies how this is used to develop a food risk management strategy and a risk communication plan.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

On completion of this module students will be able to:
• Understand the components of risk analysis: Risk Assessment, Risk Management and Risk Communication in the context of the food supply.
• Describe the tools used to validate risk assessment strategies
• Appreciate the value of a risk analysis approach to guiding global food safety policy.

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours
Specified Learning Activities


Autonomous Student Learning








Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
This module will be delivered through the UCD VLE system and practical tutorials that will consist of:
- Lectures
- Asynchronous discussion threads
- Guest lectures
- Live tutorials
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Not applicable to this module.
Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade In Module Component Repeat Offered
Assignment: A 5000 word essay describing all steps in the risk analysis of a food safety issue. Coursework (End of Trimester) n/a Pass/Fail Grade Scale Yes



Carry forward of passed components
Remediation Type Remediation Timing
In-Module Resit Prior to relevant Programme Exam Board
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
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Name Role
Mrs Angela Brennan Tutor