FDSC40920 Plant Foods

Academic Year 2023/2024

This module aims at providing the basic fundamentals of understanding various plant products, including their importance, production, processing and storage as well as the future trends and challenges. The module will end with creating an appreciation for seeing plant products and commodities as a part of the greater global food production and sustainable development framework.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

On completion of the module, the students should be able have a broad knowledge of major plant product groups along with the basic biology, chemistry, economics and current trends as well as future challenges. A major outcome would be the ability to analyse information pertaining to these topics and communicating their ideas and conclusions effectively using widely accepted terminology.

Indicative Module Content:

The module will cover the following topics: Cereals; Gluten free psuedocereals; Breakfast cereals; Pastas and extrusion; Pulses; Vegetables; Fruits; Beverages and Chocolate. Additionally, general processing such as extrusion, milling, bread making, malting, brewing, storage and transport will be discussed.

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours




Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
The module will mainly be delivered by online lectures, however there will be aspects of active and reflecting learning, critical and problem based thinking, and analytical report writing.
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
Multiple Choice Questionnaire (Short): A Short MCQ covering the first four lectures Unspecified n/a Graded No


Assignment: A report covering the application of various concepts taught during the module. The report topic will be released in during lecture 9. Coursework (End of Trimester) n/a Graded No


Multiple Choice Questionnaire (Short): A short MCQ covering lectures 5-10 Unspecified n/a Graded No


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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Ms Laura Rice Tutor
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