Course syllabus

Animaliska livsmedel
Animal based food products

YTHA45, 7,5 credits, G1 (First Cycle)

Valid for: 2016/17
Decided by: Education Board C
Date of Decision: 2016-04-12

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: YL2
Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish


Animal based food products comprises the production of milk, egg, meat and fish. The aim of the course is to provide the student with the knowledge of how to ensure that both fresh and processed animal based food products reach the consumers with optimal quality and minimal environmental impact.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Competences and skills
For a passing grade the student must


The definition of animal based foods includes milk, egg, meat, fish and their processed products. This course deals with the entire production process from breeding and rearing, to handling and storage routines, industrial processing, creation of value added products, preparation and cooking, and finally consumption. The choice of raw material, handling routines and equipment will be discussed from the point of view of eating quality, and suitability as a raw material from both the perspective of the food industry and environmental impact.

Examination details

Grading scale: UG
Assessment: Written examination, laboratory exercises, written tasks, and study visits.

Code: 0110. Name: Written Examination.
Credits: 7,5. Grading scale: UG. Assessment: Passed written exam.
Code: 0210. Name: Study Visits and Guest Lectures.
Credits: 0. Grading scale: UG.
Code: 0310. Name: Handing in Reports.
Credits: 0. Grading scale: UG. Assessment: Handed in and approved written tasks.
Code: 0410. Name: Laboratory Experiments.
Credits: 0. Grading scale: UG. Assessment: Accomplished laboratory experiments and approved written laboratory reports.


Required prior knowledge: YTHA71, YTHA73, YTHA66, YTHA68, YTHA76 and YTHA35.
The number of participants is limited to: No

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Maria Glantz,
Course homepage:
Further information: Study visits and guest lectures are compulsory. In case of legal impediment the student has to accomplish an individual assignment with an equivalent content.