Course code PJH340

PJH340 Quality in Food Plants

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Showing course contents for the educational year 2014 - 2015 .

Course responsible: Anne-Berit Wold
Teachers: Siv Fagertun Remberg, Anne Kjersti Uhlen
ECTS credits: 10
Faculty: Department of Plant Sciences
Teaching language: EN, NO
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Limits of class size:

minimum 5 students

Teaching exam periods:

This course starts in Autumn parallel. This course has teaching/evaluation in Autumn parallel.

Course frequency: <p>Even years</p><p><br/></p>
First time: Study year 2012-2013
Preferential right:

Master students in Plant Sciences, Biology, Food Sciences

Course contents:

The course will focus on food plants in the human diet. This will include fruits, berries, vegetables, potato and cereals. Important nutrients and health related compounds in food plants will be emphasised. The effect of genetic variation, environmental factors and agronomic practices will also be important aspects. The importance of selected compounds in the plants and their influence on human health will also be included.

Learning outcome:

Students following the course are expected to have obtained the following: Competence: -be able to use existing knowledge and skills to obtain new knowledge in the field -be able to communicate relevant problems and discuss possible solutions with specialists in the field -be able to communicate relevant knowledge to the public Knowledge: -Obtain knowledge on attributes related to quality in food plants -Obtain knowledge on how quality attributes in food plants are influenced by genetics and environmental conditions -Obtain knowledge on individual compounds in food plants and their effect on human health Skills: -Be able to provide assistance to the food industry regarding quality and quality variations in food plants -Be able to contribute to increased knowledge regarding quality of food plants through research

Learning activities:

lectures, laboratory exercises and student presentations

Teaching support:


textbooks and scientific papers



Recommended prerequisites:
Mandatory activity:

Laboratory exercises and student presentations


Written exam counts 100%

Nominal workload:

app. 300 hours

Entrance requirements:

Special requirements in Science

Reduction of credits:

Type of course:

4 hours lectures and laboratory exercises per week



external sensor

Allowed examination aids: No calculator, no other aids
Examination details: One written exam: A - E / Ikke bestått