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HV0202

Advanced Animal Nutrition

The course intend to give in depth knowledge about metabolism and utilisation of nutrients in different animal species and animal categories. The course will also give insight about the theories and research methodology that are used within the subject.

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Academic year 2022/2023

Advanced Animal Nutrition (HV0202-10263)

2022-08-29 - 2022-10-31

Syllabus

HV0202 Advanced Animal Nutrition, 15.0 Credits

Avancerad djurnutrition

Subjects

Biology Animal Science Animal Science

Education cycle

Master’s level

Modules

Title Credits Code
Advanced animal nutrition- part I 10.0 0102
Advanced animal nutrition- part II 5.0 0103

Advanced study in the main field

Second cycle, has second-cycle course/s as entry requirements(A1F)

Grading scale

5:Pass with Distinction, 4:Pass with Credit, 3:Pass, U:Fail The requirements for attaining different grades are described in the course assessment criteria which are contained in a supplement to the course syllabus. Current information on assessment criteria shall be made available at the start of the course.

Language

English

Prior knowledge

- 180 credits at first cycle level



- 30 credits biology at second cycle level

or 30 credits animal science at second cycle level

or 30 credits veterinary nursing at second cycle level

or 30 credits veterinary medicine at second cycle level



- 5 credits animal nutrition or feed science at second cycle level



- English 6

Objectives

The course intend to give in depth knowledge about metabolism and utilisation of nutrients in different animal species and animal categories. The course will also give insight about the theories and research methodology that are used within the subject.



On completion of the course, the student should be able to:



- analyse the impact of different nutritional and feeding strategies on metabolism in different animal categories,

- analyse the impact of different nutritional and feeding strategies on central endocrine systems affecting the regulation of metabolism,

- evaluate different factors affecting energy metabolism and energy requirements in animals,

- explain the function of nutritional important vitamins and minerals in the metabolism and reflect on the environmental impact of minerals in animal production,

- be able to describe the basic mechanism for nutrigenomics and epigenetics on metabolism,

- review and critically evaluate scientific texts within the animal nutrition field,

- review scientific data and get a basic understanding on different factors that could affect variation within data sets.

Content

The course will give a specialization in animal nutrition with a strong connection to current methods and research questions within the subject. The course includes learning activities consisting of lectures, group work, seminars and practical exercises. The student will carry out in-depth work in groups or individually which is presented in writing and orally.



Compulsory activities occur, e.g. seminars, oral and written presentation, exercises and examination. General scientific skills with special focus on critical thinking will also be trained within the course.

Formats and requirements for examination

Passed examination, passed participation in compulsory course components.
  • If the student fails a test, the examiner may give the student a supplementary assignment, provided this is possible and there is reason to do so.
  • If the student has been granted special educational support because of a disability, the examiner has the right to offer the student an adapted test, or provide an alternative assessment.
  • If changes are made to this course syllabus, or if the course is closed, SLU shall decide on transitional rules for examination of students admitted under this syllabus but who have not yet passed the course.
  • For the examination of a degree project (independent project), the examiner may also allow the student to add supplemental information after the deadline. For more information on this, please refer to the regulations for education at Bachelor's and Master's level.

Other information

  • The right to take part in teaching and/or supervision only applies to the course date to which the student has been admitted and registered on.
  • If there are special reasons, the student may take part in course components that require compulsory attendance at a later date. For more information on this, please refer to the regulations for education at Bachelor's and Master's level.

Additional information

The course requires very good knowledge in animal nutrition and scientific methods (within animal science).

Responsible department

Department of Animal Nutrition and Management

Further information

Determined by: Programnämnden för utbildning inom veterinärmedicin och husdjur (PN - VH)
Biology field: Zoologi (djurbiologi)

Grading criteria

There are no Grading criteria posted for this course

Litterature list

Course books

Cheeke, P. R. & Dierenfeld, E. S., 2010. Comparative animal nutrition and metabolism.** **CABI Publishing, CAB International, Wallingford, Oxon, UK (H ISBN 9781845936310)

Nutritional Physiology of Farm Animals, 1983. Edited by John RookP. C. Thomas. Longman, London, NY. 704 pp. ISBN-139780582455870

Suttle, N. F. 2010. Mineral nutrition of livestock. CAB eBooks. Available at:https://www.cabi.org/cabebooks/ebook/20103291114

McDowell, LR. 2000. Vitamins in Animal and Human Nutrition. 2nd edition. Available at:** https://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/slub-ebooks/detail.action?docID=362149**

Recommended books

Champe, P. C., Harvey, R. A. & Ferrier, D. R., 2008. Lippincott’s Illustrated Reviews: Biochemistry. 4th edition/ Or other similar biochemistry literature.

Sjaastad, Ø. V., Hove, K. & Sand, O. 2003/2010. Physiology of domestic animals. / Or other similar animal physiology book.

Scientific papers

Selected scientific papers will be available on course start and used throughout the course.

Course facts

The course is offered as an independent course: Yes Tuition fee: Tuition fee only for non-EU/EEA/Switzerland citizens: 38054 SEK Cycle: Master’s level
Subject: Biology Animal Science Animal Science
Course code: HV0202 Application code: SLU-10069 Location: Uppsala Distance course: No Language: English Responsible department: Department of Animal Nutrition and Management Pace: 100%