BVCP0121p Food Chemistry I - l.

Faculty of Medicine
Autumn 2017
Extent and Intensity
2/0/0. 1 credit(s). Type of Completion: k (colloquium).
RNDr. Ondřej Zvěřina, Ph.D. (lecturer)
RNDr. Pavel Coufalík, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
RNDr. Ondřej Zvěřina, Ph.D.
Department of Public Health - Theoretical Departments - Faculty of Medicine
Contact Person: MVDr. Halina Matějová
Supplier department: Department of Public Health - Theoretical Departments - Faculty of Medicine
Wed 11:15–13:45 A21/107
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The aim of the subject is to learn about the role of nutrients and other compounds present in the animal and plant foods and how they change during the processing and culinary preparation and also with the methods of instrumental chemical analysis in determination of nutritional components and xenobiotics in foods.
Learning outcomes
At the end of the course the student is able to describe the composition of foodstuff and its changes during processing.
  • Aminoacids, peptides, proteins Fats and other lipids Saccharides Vitamins (soluble in water and fat) Minerals (essential elements, water) Aromatic components Flavours Dyes Volumetry, gravimetry. Extraction methods. Chromatographic methods ( liquid chromatography, gel chromatography, ionex chromatography, gas chromatography). Electromigration methods. Refractometry, polarimetry. OPtical methods ( emission spectral analysis, atomic absorption spectrometry, UV/VIS molecular absorption spectrometry. Infrared spectrometry. X-Ray Fluorescence analysis. Nephelometry. Basics of NMR and mass spectrometry. Electrochemical methods (potentiometry, polarography, voltametry, electrochemical analysis). Collection and preparation of samples for analysis. Determination of water and dry matter. Determination of sand and ash. Methods of organic sample decomposition. Determination of macro and micro elements. Determination of basic nutrients (aminoacids, proteins, saccharides, fats and lipidic fractions). Isolation, separation and determination of vitamins. Isolation, fractioning and determination of volatile compounds. Division and determination of additives (conservants, artificial sweeteners, antioxidants). Isolation, separation and determination of natural and synthetic dyes. Isolation, separation and determination of pesticide residues. Completion and evaluation of analysis results. Regulations and standards.
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Teaching methods
Assessment methods
final test 60 %
Language of instruction
Follow-Up Courses
Further Comments
Study Materials
Listed among pre-requisites of other courses
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2008, Autumn 2009, Autumn 2010, Autumn 2011, Autumn 2012, Autumn 2013, Autumn 2014, Autumn 2015, Autumn 2016, autumn 2018, autumn 2019, autumn 2020, autumn 2021.
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