FST 160 Outcome

A. Specific Learning Outcomes

Core competencies identified by IFT and matched with learning outcomes (bullets) associated with FST 109 course objectives. Bloom’s Taxonomy levels are given in parenthesis.

Applied Food Science

  • Be able to apply and incorporate the principles of Food Science in practical, real-world situations and problems
    • integrate information about key food categories, functional ingredients, processing techniques, and packaging to develop product prototypes (VI evaluation)
    • integrate information about project management, flow diagram for production of the prototype, HACCP, QA/QC, food safety, specifications of raw materials, and labeling (VI evaluation)
    • develop supporting documentation for the prototype food product (V synthesis)
  • Be able to apply the principles of Food Science to control and assure the quality of food products
    • describe the variability in processes and materials and the effect on product quality (III application)
    • develop and test a food product concept and prototype as part of a team (V synthesis)
  • Be aware of current topics of importance to the food industry
    • evaluate current topics and the relationship to regulatory issues (e.g., recent food borne illness outbreaks, food adulteration) (VI evaluation)
    • Demonstrate the use of oral and written communication skills
    • prepare presentations, reports, assignments according to requested format; develop an understanding of team vs. individual assignments (III application)
  • Commit to the highest standards of professional integrity and ethical values
    • document research in a professional style notebook (III application)
    • critique literature in order to effectively conduct research (VI evaluation)
  • Work and/or interact with individuals from diverse cultures
    • work within teams to develop relationships and appreciate diversity (i.e, different ways to approach problems)
  • Work effectively with others
    • participate in team activities that include multiple roles for each individual: leader, follower, organizer, planner, participant (V synthesis)