Course syllabus

Livsmedlens mikrobiologiska kvalitet
Food Microbiological Quality

YTHF35, 7,5 credits, G2 (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


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



Areas of food poisoning, hygiene and control programmes (including development of a HACCP analysis) are considered in the course. The course also includes quality control programs, legislation concerning food safety and public control in the food chain. Different sustainability perspectives are discussed based on the aspects that the course deals with. A project about food safety is included in the course.

The course is a progression from YTHA73.

Examination details

Grading scale: UG - (U,G) - (Fail, Pass)
Assessment: Project, seminar assignments, oral presentation, attendance at guest lectures.

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: 0121. Name: Report, Food Safety.
Credits: 4. Grading scale: UG. Assessment: Approved project group assignment. Contents: Prensence at laboratory sessions and seminars as well as oral and written project assignment.
Code: 0221. Name: Assignment 1.
Credits: 1. Grading scale: UG. Assessment: Active participation in group work and approved oral presentation. Contents: Hazard analysis.
Code: 0321. Name: Assignment 2.
Credits: 1. Grading scale: UG. Assessment: Active participation in lecture and practice of oral communication. Contents: Practice in oral presentation.
Code: 0421. Name: Assignment 3.
Credits: 1. Grading scale: UG. Assessment: Active participation in discussion and approved presentation of answers. Contents: Food law.
Code: 0521. Name: Assignment 4.
Credits: 0,5. Grading scale: UG. Assessment: Attendence at guest lectures. Contents: Attendence at guest lectures.


Assumed 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, YTHA68

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Åsa 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.