TRTA II programme engaged Dr Andrew Mathieson, International Expert in the Development of Training Facilities for Food Inspectors to help the faculty members of the Department of Food Science of Technology to develop the course for the PGDC. The IE conducted a three day Pedagogical Training of the Faculty members of the Department of Food Science of Technology from 7-9 May 2015.
Dr. Mathieson delivered specific training modules covering pedagogical approaches to the course (and especially ensuring quality assure and quality control in delivery of lectures and conduct of examinations), practical food safety and advances on food inspection.
The faculty was also trained on the teaching methods, conduct of laboratory training modules and in situ inspection. The IE also helped the faculty members to complete the documentation required to be submitted to REHIS for the accreditation of the course. UAP is preparing to submit an application for accreditation to the Royal Environmental Health Institute of Scotland (REHIS) by June 2015.
During the training the IE emphasized, that in order to ensure sustainability, the PGDC at UAP should devise a mechanism by which student interest remains rampant in this field and with the advent of the KPK Food Authority job opportunities for qualified food safety officers will be in the offing. In addition, UAP will invite food business operators and producers at the launching ceremony of this Diploma Course scheduled for September 2015. The IE further said that Department of Food Science and Technology at UAP may become the source of human resource for the KPK Food Authority.
Dr. Andrew Mathieson, IE TRTA II, conducting the pedagogical training of faculty of Dept of Food Science & Technology, UAP, responsible for the conduct of the PGDC in Food Safety & Controls
Dr. Andrew Mathieson, IE TRTA II, answering questions related to the REHIS accreditation procedure of the PGDC in Food Safety & Controls.