Course code MVI275

MVI275 Unprocessed Edible Plants

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Course responsible: Trude Wicklund, Catrin Tyl
Teachers: Siv Fagertun Remberg, Anne Kjersti Uhlen, Elling Olav Rukke
ECTS credits: 10
Faculty: Faculty of Chemistry, Biotechnology and Food Science
Teaching language: NO
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Limits of class size:
Teaching exam periods:
This course starts in Autumn parallel. This course has teaching/evaluation in Autumn parallel.
Course frequency: Annually
First time: Study year 2014-2015
Preferential right:
Course contents:
Students will learn about quality and chemical composition of products of vegetable origin important for food production, in nutrition and health, and for the sensory quality of processed products from these raw materials. Students will also gain knowledge of the importance of food plants in a sustainable diet. Emphasis will be on local grown produce, and horticulture practice that promotes food of good quality. The students shall learn about relevant processing methods for both small scale and industrial production for these raw materials and how to maintain good quality throughout the whole value chain.
Learning outcome:

KNOWLEDGE: The students will acquire a good academic foundation on plants as raw material for industry and small-scale production. Particularly, the students should learn to distinguish between good and poor raw material from plant material to food-related industry and to know basic methods for processing these raw materials, both on a large and small scale.

SKILLS: The students will acquire skills in assessing different raw material qualities within the product groups fruit, berries, vegetables, potatoes and grains and gain an understanding of how this must be taken into account and utilized in the production of different products. Relevant analytical methods for assessing different quality properties will be included in the exercises.

GENERAL COMPETENCE: The students will learn to see the connection between raw material and finished product quality of plant material and make sensible choices with regard to manufacturing methods for the different product groups.

Learning activities:
Lectures, field and laboratory exercises, excursion.
Teaching support:
Canvas. Parts of the course will be given in English.
Course literature will be presented at the start of the course.
MVI100 (Introduction to food science and nutrition) or similar, general chemistry equal to KJM100
Recommended prerequisites:
Mandatory activity:
Field and laboratory exercises,questionnaires, excursion. Required activities must be completed and approved before the exam.
Final written exam counts 100 %.
Nominal workload:
Lectures 50 hrs, laboratory work 50 hrs, group work 50 hrs, excursion 10 hrs, self study 90 hrs.
Entrance requirements:
Special requirements in Science
Type of course:
Lectures 2x2 hours per week. Laboratory 4 hrs pr week during 6 weeks.
External examiner evaluates exam papers.
Examination details: :