This subject provides an overview of sensory analysis and practice. Lectures, tutorials and practical demonstrations in the core theories and methodology of sensory science will provide students with demonstrable knowledge for application of sensory science in food, wine, agricultural and animal production fields. A research project will contribute to the practical outcomes of the project, by a literature review, training of sensory panels, production of sensory data and analysis of these results.
Intended learning outcomes
To examine methods to develop, train and screen sensory panellists
To understand and perform sensory discrimination and scaling tests
To become familiar with descriptive analysis data collection and analysis
To apply a range of appropriate statistical tests and analyses to sensory data