FOOD 398

Research Essay

Course overview

This course is a critical examination of information derived from a literature review of a specific topic, along with the research implications of your review.

Course information

Prerequisites and Restrictions You must satisfy the following requirement(s):
  • a minimum of 75 credit point(s) from the course(s) specified below
  • a minimum of 75 credit point(s) from the course(s) specified below
  • any level 200 course
  • any level 300 course
Credits 15
Domestic fees $943.00

What you will learn

After successfully completing this course, you’ll be able to:

  1. Understand the differences in reliability of information published across a range of sources.
  2. Identify where gaps exist in current literature for a topic area.
  3. Identify linkages and commonalities between information from different sources.
  4. Conduct independent library and literature searches in your chosen topic.
  5. Collate and prioritise information and data relating to your topic area, then compile a reference list.
  6. Present a systematically derived critical review of a selected topic.
  7. Understand and contextualise information published in peer-reviewed journals.
  8. Learn the importance and value of accurately citing other people’s work.

Course examiners

Luca Serventi

Dr Luca Serventi

Senior Lecturer

Department of Wine, Food and Molecular Biosciences