Course syllabus

Livsmedelskemi I
Food Chemistry I

YTHA71, 7,5 credits, G1 (First Cycle)

Valid for: 2021/22
Faculty: Faculty of Engineering, LTH
Decided by: PLED LIV
Date of Decision: 2021-04-20

General Information

Main field: Food Science.
Compulsory for: KLMT1
Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish


To give basic knowledge in food chemistry.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Competences and skills
For a passing grade the student must

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must





The course introduces foods and what these contain in broad outline and provides the basics of food chemistry. Basic chemistry deals with the structure of the atom, the composition of molecules, chemical bonding and chemical reactions. The basics of food chemistry deal with the structure and most important properties of water, lipids, carbohydrates and proteins. Laboratory work is an important tool for increasing understanding of how foods are structured and what functional properties they have.

Examination details

Grading scale: UG - (U,G) - (Fail, Pass)
Assessment: Written examination, laboratory experiments.

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: 0115. Name: Written Examination.
Credits: 5,5. Grading scale: UG. Assessment: Passed written examination.
Code: 0215. Name: Laboratory Experiments .
Credits: 2. Grading scale: UG. Assessment: Attendance at laboratory experiments and approved written reports.


The number of participants is limited to: No
The course overlaps following course/s: YTHA70

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Birgitta Åsman,
Course homepage:
Further information: Laboratory works, guest lectures and study visits are compulsory. In case of legal impediment the student should accomplish an individual task with equivalent content.