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DRPS : Course Catalogue : Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies : Equine Science

Postgraduate Course: Equine Reproduction (EQSC11024)

Course Outline
SchoolRoyal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies CollegeCollege of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryIn this course the students will learn about the anatomy of the reproductive tract in the mare and stallion in relation to natural breeding and assisted reproductive technologies. Anatomical problems will be discussed in relation to fertility problems. Reproductive endocrinology in the mare and stallion will be covered in the subfertile/infertile animal, and in relation to abnormal sexual behaviour. Fertility problems, foaling difficulties and how to investigate and correct them will be discussed in detail. The students will be taught the theory behind ultrasonography, artificial insemination, semen collection and evaluation, and embryo transfer. Stud farm management will also be discussed.
Course description Not entered
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Information for Visiting Students
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2016/17, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  None
Course Start Semester 2
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Online Activities 150, Summative Assessment Hours 50, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 0 )
Additional Information (Learning and Teaching) essay 50% group wiki 50%
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) In-course assessment (40% wiki, 60% essay)

Feedback Feedback is defined as information to students which allows them to review what they know, understand and can do in their studies. Feedback is also important to identify areas for improvement, for example course feedback surveys and a response from the equine science team to previous year's course survey are available on each course. Staff Student Liaison meetings are also another valuable way in which feedback from students can be received.

Opportunities for feedback arise during timetabled courses, for example during live session tutorials, discussion boards, emails, telephone communication and in person/on campus. Feedback can be provided on coursework assignments but also activities which are not formally assessed, for example class discussion on the discussion board, group exercise, problem-solving and developing project plans and proposals. A formative task is provided in each course which provides formative feedback prior to the student submitting their first piece of assessed course work.

All assignments, including the formative assessment, will be marked and feedback is provided within a period of fifteen working days (where possible) following the submission date (excluding holidays periods whereby the University of closed, e.g. over the Christmas period)
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Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Understand equine reproductive anatomy, physiology and control;
  2. Recognise the principles, merits and limitations of various stud farm management systems;
  3. Understand the physiology of parturition and foal adaptation;
  4. Demonstrate knowledge of the various reproductive technologies utilised in equine reproduction
  5. Critically analyse and evaluate research in equine reproduction and stud management.
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Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
Special Arrangements This course will be taught entirely by distance learning using the virtual learning environment Learn as the delivery platform.
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Course organiserDr Neil Hudson
Tel: (0131 6)50 6589
Course secretaryMrs Elizabeth Wright
Tel: (0131 6)51 7363
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