Sensory and Consumer Science


The module Sensory and Consumer Science aims to develop the learners' knowledge of and ability to use sensory science and consumer research as part of the food product development process. Furthermore, this module appraises the forces impacting on consumer behaviour, acceptance of products and food choice from a sensory perspective. This module explores discriminative and affective test methodology. A sustainable sensory e-portfolio will be designed and presented at the end of semester. This module compliments activities in Food Product Innovation.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate reflective practice in consumer research.

  2. Discuss factors that influence sensory assessment.

  3. Differentiate between sensory test methods, and discuss typical applications and limitations.

  4. Design and construct a sustainable sensory science e-portfolio.

  5. Disseminate sensory and consumer research amongst peers.

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