Course syllabus

Livsmedlens mikrobiologiska kvalitet
Food Microbilogical Quality

YTHA68, 7,5 credits, G1 (First Cycle)

Valid for: 2015/16
Decided by: Education Board C
Date of Decision: 2015-04-20

General Information

Depth of study relative to the degree requirements: First cycle, has less than 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements.
Compulsory for: YL1
Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish


The aim is to implement the knowledge about microorganisms in food and give the students opportunity to carry out an HACCP-analysis.  Food safety work in food industry is highlight by lectures and by a project work. A further aim of the course is to give knowledge about as public food control and legislation on food safety.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must


Competences and skills
For a passing grade the student must



Food poisoning, Hygiene and control programmes (including development of a HACCP analysis), Quality control programs, Legislation concerning food safety and public control, Public control in the food chain, A  project about food safety is included in the course.

Examination details

Grading scale: UG
Assessment: One written examination, laboratory experiments, written assignments, projects presentations.

Code: 0116. Name: Written Examination.
Credits: 7,5. Grading scale: UG. Assessment: Passed written exam.
Code: 0216. Name: Laboratory Experiments.
Credits: 0. Grading scale: UG. Assessment: Passed report
Code: 0316. Name: Report, Food Safety.
Credits: 0. Grading scale: UG. Assessment: Passed report.
Code: 0416. Name: Project: Food Poisoning.
Credits: 0. Grading scale: UG. Assessment: Approved project presentation


Required prior knowledge: YTHA71 Food Chemistry I and YTHA73 Food Microbiological Bases
The number of participants is limited to: No
The course overlaps following course/s: YTHA65

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Caroline Linninge,
Course homepage:
Further information: Laboratory works, group exercises, study visits, lectures by visitors are compulsory. In case of legal impediment the student could accomplish an individual task with equivalent content.