iClass: Food Microbiology
The iClass is primarily designed to provide viewers with the broad knowledge about a subject area. The classes will be most useful to those who wish to upgrade their knowledge or learn new subjects without the need to attend classes or enroll on expensive on-line courses. The lectures will be provided in the form of Powerpoint slides with audio. Video will also be included in parts of the course to reinforce the learning experience. Viewers can decide to take an entire course or listen to a module of interest. The presentations are prepared by University Professors and are available on-line should you need to ask any questions. The current 1-hour iClass available is in Food Microbiology and covers all the important aspects of this relevant area. The modules are divided into the basics of food microbiology, description of pathogens, interventions, pre-requisite programs, HACCP and microbiology of specific foods.
The subject of Food Microbiology is becoming more specialized due to advances in epidemiology, molecular biology, diagnostics, food processing technologies and HACCP. The course will provide a foundation of knowledge in food microbiology that you can build on in you future academic/industrial career. By the end of the course you will be able to:
1) Understand the effects and significance of the presence and/or growth of microorganisms in foods.
2) Based on growth characteristics, have an understanding of why certain microorganisms are commonly associated with specific food types.
3) Relate preservation and processing methods employed in food manufacture to the retardation of spoilage and prevent pathogen growth.
4) Identify the major microbes involved in foodborne illness and how each cause illness.
5) Understand the basis of isolation and enumeration techniques.
6) Comprehend the principles of Hazard Analysis of Critical Control Point concept and relate it to a variety of food systems.
7) Understand the significance of foodborne viruses and Prions
The iClass is intended for those who wish to update their food microbiology level or wish to gain an understanding of the subject. The course will also be useful for graduate students and educators.
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