HFX310 Product Quality, Meat, Milk and Eggs
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Course responsible: Magny Sissel Skinlo Thomassen
Teachers: Jan Berg, Anna Haug, Nils Petter Kjos
ECTS credits: 10
Faculty: Department of Animal and Aquacultural Sciences
Teaching language: EN, NO
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This course starts in Autumn parallel. This course has teaching/evaluation in Autumn parallel.
Course frequency: Annually
First time: 2013V
The course will give basic and detailed descriptions of the term "Meat quality", with focus on factors of importance for sensoric, ethical and nutritional quality of meat from pork, birds, sheep, goats and beef. demonstrations and descriptions of methods for measuring quality will be given. The industry`s concerns about product quality will be adressed during excursions and visits to applied research institutions.
The student will have gained a solid theoretical understanding of quality and the comonents responsible for the quality of different meats,and effects of genetic bacground, nutrition, handling and slaughter. The student will further gain some insights related to quality of milk and eggs, to methods of measuring quality parameters, and to expectations from food industry and the consumers.
The course will consist of 50 hours of lectures, 4 hours of demonstrations and excursion to food industry.The student is expected to present her/his impressions in an excursion report which has to be approved before the examination.
HFX206 or similar
Excursion and approved report
3 hours written examination
Special requirements in Science
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Type of course:
Lectures: 50 hours. Demonstrations: 4 hours. Excurtion: 1 day.
External sensor approves exam questions and evaluate all exam answers.
Allowed examination aids: No calculator, no other aids
Examination details: One written exam: A - E / Ikke bestått