Food Packaging


  1. COURSE OUTLINE
    1. GENERAL
    SCHOOL AGRICULTURAL AND FORESTRY SCIENCES
    DEPARTMENT AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT
    LEVEL OF STUDIES 7
    COURSE CODE FOOD0018 SEMESTER 6th – 8th
    COURSE TITLE Food Packaging
    TEACHING ACTIVITIES
    If the ECTS Credits are distributed in distinct parts of the course e.g. lectures, labs etc. If the ECTS Credits are awarded to the whole course, then please indicate the teaching hours per week and the corresponding ECTS Credits.
    TEACHING HOURS PER WEEK ECTS CREDITS
    Lectures and laboratory course 5 5
         
         
    Please, add lines if necessary. Teaching methods and organization of the course are described in section 4.    
    COURSE TYPE

    Background, General Knowledge, Scientific Area, Skill Development

    Scientific area
    PREREQUISITES:

     

    TEACHING & EXAMINATION LANGUAGE: Greek
    COURSE OFFERED TO ERASMUS STUDENTS: No
    COURSE URL: http://www.agro.duth.gr/undergraduate/record/FOOD0018.shtml
    1. LEARNING OUTCOMES
    Learning Outcomes
    Please describe the learning outcomes of the course: Knowledge, skills and abilities acquired after the successful completion of the course.
    ·          Understand the importance of packaging in food production, preservation and distribution.

    ·         Familiarize with the various packaging materials.

    ·         Comprehend the methods used to study the interactions between the packaging materials and food content.

    ·         To be aware for the environmental impact from food packaging

    General Skills
    Name the desirable general skills upon successful completion of the module
    Search, analysis and synthesis of data and information,

    ICT Use

    Adaptation to new situations

    Decision making

    Autonomous work

    Teamwork

    Working in an international environment

    Working in an interdisciplinary environment

    Production of new research ideas

    Project design and management

    Equity and Inclusion

    Respect for the natural environment

    Sustainability

    Demonstration of social, professional and moral responsibility and sensitivity to gender issues

    Critical thinking

    Promoting free, creative and inductive reasoning

    ·         Independent and team work

    ·         Search, analysis and synthesis of data and information, ICT Use

    ·         Development of inductive reasoning

    ·         Critical thinking

     

     

    1. COURSE CONTENT
    1.  Introduction in food packaging (History, purpose)

    2. Properties of materials used in food packaging

    3. Glass

    4. Metal

    5. Paper

    6. Plastic

    7. Aseptic packaging

    8. Safety, durability

    9. Interaction of food packaging materials with the food

    10. Methods of food packaging

    11. Active & intelligent packaging

    12. Environmental perspectives

    13.  Trends and innovation in food packaging

     

    1. LEARNING & TEACHING METHODS – EVALUATION
    TEACHING METHOD
    Face to face, Distance learning, etc.
    Face to face (distance learning in emergency situations)

     

    USE OF INFORMATION & COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY (ICT)
    Use of ICT in Teaching, in Laboratory Education, in Communication with students
    MS Power point

    MS Excel

    Statistical and Curve fitting software

    Duth e-class

    MS Teams for distance learning

    TEACHING ORGANIZATION

    The ways and methods of teaching are described in detail.

    Lectures, Seminars, Laboratory Exercise, Field Exercise, Bibliographic research & analysis, Tutoring, Internship (Placement), Clinical Exercise, Art Workshop, Interactive learning, Study visits, Study / creation, project, creation, project. Etc.

     

    The supervised and unsupervised workload per activity is indicated here, so that total workload per semester complies to ECTS standards.

    Activity Workload/semester
    Lectures 39
    Laboratory courses 26
    Individual written assignments 15
    Independent study 45
    Course total 125
    Student Evaluation

    Description of the evaluation process

     

    Assessment Language, Assessment Methods, Formative or Concluding, Multiple Choice Test, Short Answer Questions, Essay Development Questions, Problem Solving, Written Assignment, Essay / Report, Oral Exam, Presentation in audience, Laboratory Report, Clinical examination of a patient, Artistic interpretation, Other/Others

     

    Please indicate all relevant information about the course assessment and how students are informed 

    ·         Submitted weekly assignments 20% of the final score

    ·         Written exams at the end of the semester (multiple- choice questions) 80% of the final score

     

    Students are aware of the process from the start of the semester and are constantly informed via the e-class platform.

    1. SUGGESTED BIBLIOGRAPHY
    1. Food packaging, Bloukas I, Stamoulis Publ. (In Greek)

    2. Food packaging, Papadakis S, Tziola Publ. (In Greek)

    3. Food Packaging Technology. R. Coles, D. McDowell, M. Kirwan. Blackwell Publishing.

     

     

     

     

    ANNEX OF THE COURSE OUTLINE

     

    Alternative ways of examining a course in emergency situations

     

    Teacher (full name): Athanasios Alexopoulos
    Contact details: alexopo@agro.duth.gr, 2552041169, e-class
    Supervisors: (1) No
    Evaluation methods: (2) Written assignments and final exercises
    Implementation Instructions: (3) Written assignments should be uploaded in e-class platform until the day of the final exams.

    Final exams (multiple choice questions) will be accessible via e-class platform at the specific date and time.

    In the case of difficulties with the platform, please contact Prof. Alexopoulos as soon as possible.

     

    • Please write YES or NO
    • Note down the evaluation methods used by the teacher, e.g.
    • written assignment or/and exercises
    • written or oral examination with distance learning methods, provided that the integrity and reliability of the examination are ensured.
    • In the Implementation Instructions section, the teacher notes down clear instructions to the students:

     

    1. a) in case of written assignment and / or exercises: the deadline (e.g. the last week of the semester), the means of submission, the grading system, the grade percentage of the assignment in the final grade and any other necessary information.
    2. b) in case of oral examination with distance learning methods: the instructions for conducting the examination (e.g. in groups of X people), the way of administration of the questions to be answered, the distance learning platforms to be used, the technical means for the implementation of the examination (microphone, camera, word processor, internet connection, communication platform), the hyperlinks for the examination, the duration of the exam, the grading system, the percentage of the oral exam in the final grade, the ways in which the inviolability and reliability of the exam are ensured and any other necessary information.
    3. c) in case of written examination with distance learning methods: the way of administration of the questions to be answered, the way of submitting the answers, the duration of the exam, the grading system, the percentage of the written exam of the exam in the final grade, the ways in which the integrity and reliability of the exam are ensured and any other necessary information.

    There should be an attached list with the Student Registration Numbers only of students eligible to participate in the examination.