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FOS 4222 FOOD MICROBIOLOGY Syllabus 2011

FOS 4222 FOOD MICROBIOLOGY Syllabus 2011 - FOS 4222 FOOD...

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FO S 4222 FO O D MICRO BIO LOG Y Spri ng Sem est er, 2011 5 th Period 11:45-12:35, MCCA G186 INSTRUCTOR: Dr. Anita C. Wright Room 214 Aquatic Food Products Building Phone: 392-1991, Ext. 311 Lab Ext. 312, 314 Email: [email protected] Website: http://fshn.ifas.ufl.edu/faculty/ACWright/FOS4222.html OFFICE HOURS : Tuesday and Thursday, 10:00 – 12:00 Usually available for drop in visits- Door is always open ASST. INSTRUCTOR: Dr. Melissa Jones [email protected] COURSE DESCRIPTION: The contents of this course include fundamental aspects of microbiological contamination and control during harvesting, processing and storage of foods, analysis of microbial food fermentation, microbial ecology of foods, selection of methods to examine foods for microbial content, and a survey of foodborne pathogens. COURSE OBJECTIVES: Successful completion of this course will enable students to achieve the following 1. Accurately measure growth, survival, and death of microbes in food and water. 2. Define the metabolic basis for methods of food preservation 3. Trace microbial pathways and end products that are involved in food fermentation. 4. Recognize symptoms, epidemiology, and pathogenesis of foodborne infections. 5. Critically evaluate methods for detection, enumeration, and control of foodborne pathogens. RELATED COURSES: Microbiology, Biochemistry, Bacterial Genetics, Immunology, Food Fermentations, Microbial Ecology, Epidemiology, Parasitology, Virology REQUIRED TEXT: Food Microbiology: Fundamentals and Frontiers. 3 rd edition. ASM Press 2007 Washington D.C ATTENDANCE: REQUIRED GRADING: A=90-100, B+86-89, B=80-85, C+=76-79, C=70 75, D+=66-69, D=60-65 Four tests and a cumulative optional final exam will be given. Final Grade is average of four tests OR three tests and the final exam OR all five tests (including final exam) can be taken and lowest score will be dropped. NO MAKE UP TESTS: If an exam is missed, it can be used as the dropped test, but you will then be required to take final exam. Unannounced quizzes will be used to gauge attendance and enhance exam grades.
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