Unit Code: FIS508

Unit Title: Seafood Science

The Seafood Science Unit is designed to help students learn about the nutritional value of seafood, their functional properties, mechanisms of spoilage, and various attractive preservative methods that can extend the shelf life of seafood products. Topics covered provide detail descriptions of different marine species, the highly essential nutrient content, and post-harvest handling methods that ensure maximum health benefits from the nutrient content. Fundamental principles of preservation, controlling postmortem changes, microbial safety and quality maintenance are also highlighted. The Unit also offers practical laboratory sessions that simulate real situations to equip students with technical knowledge and practical skills required in food production, nutrition, and quality assurance in the seafood industry.