FOOD PRODUCT DESIGN METHODOLOGIES
Learning outcomes of the course unit
The aim of the course is to increase the students' skillness by means of the problem solving approach.Learning outcomes of the course will be the capacity of problem solving, together to the ability of connections between the different parts of the course and between processes and operations of the food industry. Moreover, the student will gain expertise and skillness in new foods, ingredients and modern hydrocolloids and their relative functional properties.
Advanced knowledge on food processing, food chemistry and food microbiology. Curiosity and a strong interest in the field are welcome.
Course contents summary
Methods and planning for new foods. Advanced cooking techniques. Hydrocolloids and their physical and chemical properties. Modified atmosheres and physical properties of plastic polymers. Skillness and creative ideas in food technology and food products.
Methods and planning for new foods. Fro the idea up to the building of a new food bu means of consolidated mental scheme. Advanced cooking techniques as frying, induction, micro waves, ohmic heating. Hydrocolloids and their applications as well as their physical and chemical properties. Modified atmosheres and physical properties of plastic polymers. Skillness and creative ideas in food technology and food products. Relationships among food, its container and the surrounding conditions.Shelf life estimation.
Slides and documents given by the teacher
Class lessons, simulations, guided tours and seminars. Lessons will be organized face-to-face with the possibility of using the lessons also remotely in synchronous (via Teams) and asynchronous mode (uploaded on the Elly page of the course). The teaching will be carried out through lectures in the classroom with the help of slides that will represent teaching material.
Assessment methods and criteria
Oral examination by means of a project developed by the student on an unknown food.The final exam is slide presentation given by the student on a project of a new food. From the project given by the student, the teacher tests his/her ability to understand the different steps of food processing and their relative connections. Specific questions by the teacher will assess the understanding of the project and also of the principles of food technology and quality management. The teacher will assess the ability of the student to establish connections between the various topics giving a score proportional to the skillness level. Along the lessons, the teacher continously asks questions to the students in order to understand the comprehensiol level of the class.
Along the period of class lessons, several seminars are normally presented. There will be persons of the industrial food sector or researchers working in the field of food and process innovation.
In the event of sanitary emergency, class lessons could undergo changes that will be communicated to students on Elly platform and/or on the web site of the course.