Undergraduate Course: Animal Systems (VETS08012)
|School||Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies
||College||College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 8 (Year 2 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||This 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.
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:
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)
||Other requirements|| Higher Chemistry (B) or Higher Biology (B) or equivalent
Information for Visiting Students
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2021/22, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
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
|Assessment (Further Info)
||Feedback will be supplied within 15 days of the submission deadline
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Demonstrate knowledge of key biological processes (genetics, reproduction, nutrition, health, behaviour) relevant to animal production systems worldwide.
- Evidence how these key biological processes are integrated, applied and managed in animal production systems.
- Communicate understanding of the biological processes involved in animal production.
- Undertake a synthesis of concepts, information and issues within animal production.
- Demonstrate an understanding of Animal Agri-food systems.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Dr Susan Jarvis
Tel: (0131 6)50 7911
|Course secretary||Mr Gordon Littlejohn
Tel: (0131 6)51 7454