Food Hygiene and Meat Inspection (FHMI) is conducted as a standalone one-week, one-credit course that is completed in the United Kingdom at Bristol University. Should a student enrolled in the GVH track who conducts their final clinical year at one of our affiliate colleges where the components of this course comprise part of their final clinical year rotations then this component will be satisfied within their clinical year training. If such a component is not offered at an affiliate college, then students in the GVH track must register for this FHMI one-credit course. This is a core component of the GVH track.
Students will be exposed to relevant areas of Food Hygiene with a special emphasis on Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP). The course is a 28-contact-hour experience in which students are required to attend and participate in presented lecture topics and attend live onsite demonstration sessions at the abattoir.
Questions to be posed at the abattoir site are encouraged and students have to develop a reporting system of ante mortem and post mortem inspections and present a seminar on Food Hygiene and Meat Quality. This course will contribute to the development of veterinarians who will demonstrate knowledge and competence in dealing with the practice associated with meat quality, provide evidence-based practice experience, foster interdisciplinary teamwork, and develop professional and ethical behavior in practice in order to promote food safety and public health.
As a prerequisite for the course, students will engage in the lecture component and two abattoir field-based experiences whilst in Grenada. This prerequisite experience will expose students to the principles of food hygiene and meat inspection, ante mortem, slaughter, and postmortem demonstrations. Students will complete video reviews and analysis on ante and post-mortem inspections, slaughterhouse inspection theory, observations, and report writing.
GVH students will be responsible for their own transport and living costs, but there is no extra cost for tuition fees.