Total Credits: 10
Level: Level 4
Target Students: PG Certificate in Sensory Science students and stand alone CPD industry delegates. There is a limited number of places on this module. Students are reminded that enrolments which are not agreed by the Offering School in advance may be cancelled without notice.
|Full Year||Assessed by end of Summer Vacation|
Prerequisites: Second class degree (at least a 2:2) OR relevant industrial experience.
Summary of Content: A review of the senses and an introduction to sensory evaluation techniques used in the industry together with basic statistical tests used to analyse sensory data. Both discrimination and descriptive tests are covered together with insights into approaches for panel recruitment training and performance.
Method and Frequency of Class:
|Activity||Number Of Weeks||Number of sessions||Duration of a session|
|Lecture||21 weeks||2 per week||5 hours 30 mins|
|Practical||21 weeks||2 per week||4 hours 30 mins|
|Workshop||21 weeks||2 per week||6 hours|
Method of Assessment:
|Coursework 1||40||Analysis of a Sensory Case Study (1500 words)|
|Inclass Exam 1 (Written)||60||1 hour exam (in class)|
Dr R Ford
Education Aims: To introduce the theory and practice of sensory testing
Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students will be able to: • Describe common sensory evaluation techniques and associated theory • Summarise techniques to recruit, train and monitor sensory panels • Collect, analyse and interpret basic sensory data • Communicate knowledge of sensory evaluation clearly and concisely in written form
Offering School: Biosciences
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