Course code MVI240

MVI240 Sensory Science

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Course responsible: Else Margrethe Hersleth
Teachers: Paula Alejandra Varela Tomasco, Valerie Isabelle Lengard Almli
ECTS credits: 5
Faculty: Department of Chemistry, Biotechnology and Food Science
Teaching language: EN, NO
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Limits of class size:

Minimum 5 students, maximum 30.

Teaching exam periods:

This course starts in January block. This course has teaching/evaluation in January block, .

Course frequency: <p>Other. Depending on the Department\'s resourses.</p><p><br/><br/><br/><br/><br/><br/></p>
First time: Study year 2003-2004
Preferential right:

Students on the program Food Science

Course contents:

Introduction to anatomy and physiology relevant for sensory analysis. Sensory analysis for research and industry purpose. Training of assessors and conducting a sensory task. Students will be trained as panel leaders and also as assessors. Journals describing the practical exercises will be evaluated.

Learning outcome:

Students will learn about the most important and most frequently used sensory methods. Will be able to perform a sensory analysis. Students will know how to: choose persons suitable for attending a sensory panel, train panellists, choose sensory methods depending on sensory problem, perform sensory methods, do data collections and write a simple sensory report.

Learning activities:

Lectures, exercises, group discussions, write journal from practical exerxises.

Teaching support:

Fronter. E-mail:


Sensorisk Studiegruppe. Sensorisk analyse, bedømmelse av næringsmidler. Gyldendal undervisning, 2005. Lawless H, and Heymann H. Sensory Evaluation of Food, Principles and Practices, Second ed. Springer, 2010.


Basic statistics (STAT100 or similar).

Recommended prerequisites:

Knowledge about raw materials and food technology.

Mandatory activity:

Practical exercises.


Written examination, 3.5 hrs. Examination and reports must be passed.

Nominal workload:

A total of 150 h: Lectures and self study: 110 h, practical exercises and journal: 40 h.

Entrance requirements:

Special requirements in Science

Type of course:

40 h lectures, 10 h laboratory exercises.


Both examination and reports must be passed for the course to be approved.


An external examiner evaluates 25 randomly selected exam papers.

Examination details: Written exam: A - E / Ikke bestått