PHPS40610 Risk Analysis in Food Safety

Academic Year 2021/2022

Risk analysis is integral to Food Safety. It is composed of three elements; Risk Assessment; Risk Management & Risk Communication. This module will largely focus on risk assessment associated with biological hazards and will include some focus on chemical hazards also. It will present a structured and detailed description of both defined and emerging risks to public health associated with the modern food chain. Examples of important food-associated biological, chemical and other hazards will be provided. Modern scientific approaches to detect and trace food-borne zoonotic agents will be highlighted.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

On completion of this module students should be able to: Relate the contribution of food-borne microorganisms and other hazards to the emergence of disease; Understand the application of modern diagnostic methods for rapid detection & surveillance along the food chain; Have an overview of emerging infectious diseases and their impact on public health; Review the current methods of epidemiological analysis and how it relates to risk assessment.

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours
Lectures

36

Autonomous Student Learning

64

Total

100

Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
Not yet recorded 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations
Learning Requirements:

None

Learning Exclusions:

None

Learning Recommendations:

None


Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Not applicable to this module.
 
Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Examination: terminal examination paper covering the lecture course 1 hour End of Trimester Exam Not specified Not yet recorded No

100


Carry forward of passed components
Not yet recorded
 
Resit In Terminal Exam
Summer Yes - 1 Hour
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Not yet recorded
Name Role
Wayne Anderson Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Professor Francis Butler Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Dr Suzie Coughlan Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Professor Séamus Fanning Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Dr Daniel Hurley Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Lisa O'Connor Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Alan Reilly Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Professor Paul Whyte Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Timetabling information is displayed only for guidance purposes, relates to the current Academic Year only and is subject to change.
 
Autumn
     
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Fri 09:00 - 09:50
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 1 Mon 09:00 - 09:50
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - Autumn: Weeks 2-12 Mon 09:00 - 09:50
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 1 Thurs 15:00 - 15:50
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - Autumn: Weeks 2-12 Thurs 15:00 - 15:50
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - Autumn: All Weeks Wed 09:00 - 09:50
Autumn