Food Analysis

Course Information
TitleΑΝΑΛΥΣΗ ΤΡΟΦΙΜΩΝ / Food Analysis
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
Course ID40001043

Class Information
Academic Year2019 – 2020
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
  • Skills Development
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Instruction, Examination)
General Prerequisites
Quantitative Analytical Chemistry Food Chemistry
Learning Outcomes
At the end of course students should be familiar with the food composition and complex nature, understand the principles behind analytical techniques associated with food, be able of selecting appropriate analytical method to solve practical problems, demonstrate practical proficiency in a food analysis laboratory, learn to work in groups and write consice laboratory reports, be able to use library and internet resources pertaining to food analysis
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Design and manage projects
  • Respect natural environment
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
General aspects of food examination (sampling and sample handling, method selection and application). Detection and determination of constituents (natural, additives, undesirable) in various foods and beverages by employing chemical, physicochemical, biochemical and physical methods. Sensory and microbiological examination of foods and beverages.
food, beverages, analysis
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
Course Organization
Laboratory Work80
Reading Assigment2
Student Assessment
Calculation of final grade: (a) every practiccal-oral participation 20%, (b) written exams on the first part of the practicals 20%, (c) report of every practical 20% , (d) written exams on the second part of practicals 20%, (e) seminar/practical examination in food analysis 20%
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
  • Oral Exams (Formative)
  • Performance / Staging (Formative)
  • Written Exam with Problem Solving (Formative, Summative)
  • Report (Formative, Summative)
  • Labortatory Assignment (Formative, Summative)
Additional bibliography for study Food Analysis, S. Suzanne Nielsen (Editor)
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