Programme Description

Programme Description



University of Malta

Faculty of Health Sciences

Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Applied Food and Nutritional Sciences
(B.Sc. (Hons)(Melit.))

(for courses commencing October 2021)

YEAR ONE

Year (This/these unit/s start/s in Semester 1 and continue/s in Semester 2)

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

FEH1013 An Introduction to Laboratory Skills 4 ECTS (NC)
FSN1014 Food through the Ages 4 ECTS (NC)
PHB1041 Physiology 4 ECTS (NC)




Semester 1

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

BIO1010 Cellular and Biochemical Basis of Life 5 ECTS (NC)
CHE1004 Introduction to Chemistry in the Life Sciences 4 ECTS
CHE1520 Physical and Chemical Properties of Food Constituents: A Molecular Approach 4 ECTS
FEH1004 General Food Microbiology 4 ECTS (NC)
FSN1016 Food Technology 4 ECTS (NC)
FEH1103 An Introduction to Mathematical Techniques in Food Science 2 ECTS (NC)




Semester 2

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

FEH1006 General Food Physics, Chemistry and Microbiology in Practice 4 ECTS (NC)
FEH1007 Social Policy and Health Systems 4 ECTS (NC)
FEH1008 Psychology, Food Issues and Perceptions 4 ECTS (NC)
FEH1009 An Introduction to Food Supply Chain Issues 4 ECTS (NC)
FSN1018 Fundamentals of Human Nutrition 5 ECTS (NC)
LIN1063 Academic Reading and Writing in English 2 ECTS
SOR0210 Data Treatment and Probability 2 ECTS




Requirement for regular progression to Year 2: 60 ECTS credits

YEAR TWO

Year (This/these unit/s start/s in Semester 1 and continue/s in Semester 2)

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

FEH2001 Food Production Systems and Safety 6 ECTS (NC)
FEH2002 Laboratory Methods in Food Studies 4 ECTS (NC)
FSN2004 An Introduction to Food Policy 4 ECTS (NC)
MLS1001 Introduction to Biomedical Biochemistry and Cell Biology 6 ECTS




Semester 1

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

FSN2005 Food Information to Consumers 4 ECTS (NC)
FSN2006 Basic Principles of Epidemiology 2 ECTS (NC)
FSN1017 Lifecycle Nutrition 4 ECTS (NC)
HSC3002 Research Methods in the Health Sciences 2 ECTS
PAT2121 Pathology 4 ECTS
PHB1101 Body Fluids, Cells, Cardiovascular and Respiratory Physiology 4 ECTS (NC)




Semester 2

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

CMT1031 Professional Skills 2 ECTS
FEH2025 Food Legislation and Quality Assurance Principles 6 ECTS (NC)
FEH2026 Fundamental Principles of Dietetics 6 ECTS (NC)
MRT1090 Ethics in Food and Nutrition 4 ECTS
SOR0220 Elementary Statistical Theory 2 ECTS




Requirement for regular progression to Year 3: 60 ECTS credits

YEAR THREE

In addition to the compulsory study-units (56ECTS), students are required to choose 4 ECTS from the elective study-units, to a total of 60 ECTS.

Year (This/these unit/s start/s in Semester 1 and continue/s in Semester 2)

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

FEH3001 Seminars/Group Learning and Scenarios for Health Professionals 1 - Nutrition 6 ECTS (NC)
FEH3003 Organisational and Management Principles 4 ECTS (NC)
FEH3007 Placement 6 ECTS (NC)
FEH3010 Dissertation 10 ECTS (NC)

Elective Units (Elective units are offered subject to availability and time-table constraints.)

FSN3008 Extended Placement and Experiential Learning 4 ECTS




Semester 1

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

CPH1800 Basic Principles of General Pharmacology in Food Science 4 ECTS
FEH3015 Interventions in Public Health 4 ECTS (NC)
FSN3009 Health Promotion and Public Health Nutrition: Basic Principles and Applications 4 ECTS (NC)
SOR0233 Statistical Analysis in Practice 2 ECTS

Elective Units (Elective units are offered subject to availability and time-table constraints.)

PHB2101 Gastrointestinal and the Endocrine System 4 ECTS
PHE3116 Nutrition for Sport and Exercise 4 ECTS




Semester 2

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

FEH2023 Applied Nutrition 6 ECTS (NC)
FEH3021 Concepts of Health, Food, Procurement and Marketing 6 ECTS (NC)
FEH3025 Food: New Product Design and Development 4 ECTS (NC)




Requirement for successful completion of Year 3: 60 ECTS credits

Requirement for award of Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Applied Food and Nutritional Sciences: 180 ECTS credits


This programme of study is governed by the General Regulations for University Undergraduate Awards, 2019 and by the Bye-Laws for the award of Bachelor of Science (Honours) - B.Sc. (Hons) - under the auspices of the Faculty of Health Sciences.
 
Notes: NC = Non Compensatable
 
Last Updated: 21 May 2021
 
The University makes every effort to ensure that the published Courses Plans, Programmes of Study and Study-Unit information are complete and up-to-date at the time of publication. The University reserves the right to make changes in case errors are detected after publication.
The availability of optional units may be subject to timetabling constraints.
Units not attracting a sufficient number of registrations may be withdrawn without notice.
Unless for exceptional approved reasons, no changes to the programme of study for a particular academic year will be made once the students' registration period for that academic year begins.

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