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DRPS : Course Catalogue : Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies : BSc Hons (Royal (Dick) Sch of Veterinary Studies)

Undergraduate Course: Animal Systems (VETS08012)

Course Outline
SchoolRoyal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies CollegeCollege of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 8 (Year 2 Undergraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryThis course explores biological processes in the use of animals in local, national and global agri-food systems. It will also explore how factors such as disease, nutrition, and breeding can affect biological processes, animal behaviour, performance and welfare.
Course description This course will develop a knowledge and comprehension of animal science and production in monogastrics (e.g. pigs, poultry and fish), and ruminants (e.g. cattle, goats and sheep). The main themes covered will include:

Production systems
Genetics
Reproduction
Nutrition
Health and disease
Behaviour, performance and welfare

This course will be delivered by a series of lectures, tutorials, laboratory classes and practicals. A range of visits will be utilised to demonstrate different production systems, and how they may influence animal health and productivity.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements Higher Chemistry (B) or Higher Biology (B) or equivalent
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesNone
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2019/20, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  None
Course Start Semester 2
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Lecture Hours 20, Seminar/Tutorial Hours 10, Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 15, Formative Assessment Hours 5, Summative Assessment Hours 10, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 136 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 50 %, Coursework 50 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Feedback Feedback will be supplied within 15 days of the submission deadline
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Demonstrate knowledge of key biological processes (genetics, reproduction, nutrition, health, behaviour) relevant to animal production systems worldwide.
  2. Evidence how these key biological processes are integrated, applied and managed in animal production systems.
  3. Communicate understanding of the biological processes involved in animal production.
  4. Undertake a synthesis of concepts, information and issues within animal production.
  5. Demonstrate an understanding of Animal Agri-food systems.
Reading List
None
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
KeywordsAnimal,Systems,Production,Health,Nutrition,Welfare,Behaviour,Performance,Genetics,Reproduc
Contacts
Course organiserDr Susan Jarvis
Tel: (0131 6)50 7911
Email: susan.jarvis@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMiss Ali Humphreys
Tel: (0131 6)50 6106
Email: Ali.Humphreys@ed.ac.uk
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