FDSC40730 Science & Stds of Food Safety

Academic Year 2021/2022

This module is for students taking the Professional Diploma in Food Safety and Regulatory Science.
This module will describe the history of Food Safety crises and their impact on the globalisation of the food supply. It will examine the potential hazards in the food chain and demonstrate the importance of measuring, monitoring and minimising food risks across the food chain. This module will describe key principles of various food safety management processes, and the global regulatory framework governing this area.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

On completion of this module students will be able to:
• Describe key food safety issues and management strategies across the food chain.
• Demonstrate knowledge of potential hazards and strategies to minimise them.
• Understand the role of food industry standards in the management of food safety.

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
Assignment: A presentation including risk reduction strategy on a product and potential hazards throughout the production process. 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