Course code VeteP021

Credit points 6

Food Safety

Total Hours in Course240

Independent study hours240

Date of course confirmation19.03.2014

Responsible UnitInstitute of Food and Environmental Hygiene

Course developer

author prof.

Anda Valdovska

Dr. med. vet.

Course abstract

During the research practice the Master students get acquainted with the principles of food control and monitoring as well as, as far as possible, obtain the material necessary for the scientific research. The results are prepared for biometric processing.

Learning outcomes and their assessment

Knowledge about the fundamentals of food control and monitoring - presentation of practice report;
Skills to identify critical points in the food chain enterprises and get the samples according to the scientific theme – practice report;
Competence to establish a scheme for the scientific work – practice report.

Course Content(Calendar)

1. Practice in a food chain enterprises or in area-specific public authority;
2. Obtaining investigation materials necessary for scientific research.

Requirements for awarding credit points

Test with mark.
Master students in the practice report describe obtained knowledge and skills on the principles of food control and monitoring, as well as the study scheme developed for the master's thesis (up to 20 pages). The work must be submitted and defended within the deadline set by the course supervisor. After submitting the written form of the report, it should be presented orally (up to 10 minutes).

Description of the organization and tasks of students’ independent work

Studies of scientific literature.

Criteria for Evaluating Learning Outcomes

Practice report (written and presentation forms) are evaluated in accordance with the criteria of the 10 point system scale indicated in the LLU Study Regulations.

Compulsory reading

1. Arhipova I., Bāliņa S. Statistika ar Microsoft Excel ikvienam: mācību līdzeklis. 1.daļa. Rīga: Datorzinību Centrs, 1999. 168 lpp. 2. Arhipova I., Bāliņa S. Statistika ar Microsoft Excel ikvienam: mācību līdzeklis 2.daļa. Rīga: Datorzinību Centrs, 2000. 136 lpp.


Compulsory practice for the professional higher education (full-time and part-time) master's degree program "Food Hygiene" of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine.