Course syllabus

Livsmedlens mikrobiologiska kvalitet
Food Microbilogical Quality

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

Valid for: 2019/20
Decided by: PLED LIV
Date of Decision: 2019-03-25

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). The course also includes quality control programs, legislation concerning food safety and public control in the food chain. A project about food safety is included in the course.

Examination details

Grading scale: UG - (U,G) - (Fail, Pass)
Assessment: Project presentations and written assignments.

The examiner, in consultation with Disability Support Services, may deviate from the regular form of examination in order to provide a permanently disabled student with a form of examination equivalent to that of a student without a disability.

Code: 0118. Name: Report, Food Safety.
Credits: 7,5. Grading scale: UG. Assessment: Passed project work. Contents: Laboratory work, oral and written presentation.
Code: 0218. Name: Assignment 1.
Credits: 0. Grading scale: UG. Contents: HACCP
Code: 0318. Name: Assignment 2.
Credits: 0. Grading scale: UG. Contents: Food Poisoning


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