Advanced Animal Nutrition
Additional course evaluations for HV0202
Academic year 2022/2023
Advanced Animal Nutrition (HV0202-10263)
2022-08-29 - 2022-10-31
Syllabus and other information
HV0202 Advanced Animal Nutrition, 15.0 CreditsAvancerad djurnutrition
SubjectsBiology Animal Science
Education cycleMaster’s level
|Advanced animal nutrition- part I||10.0||0102|
|Advanced animal nutrition- part II||5.0||0103|
Advanced study in the main fieldSecond cycle, has second-cycle course/s as entry requirementsMaster’s level (A1F)
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
ObjectivesThe 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.
ContentThe 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 examinationPassed examination, passed participation in compulsory course components. If a 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 a student has been granted targeted study support because of a disability, the examiner has the right to offer the student an adapted test, or provide an alternative form of assessment.
If this course is discontinued, SLU will decide on transitional provisions for the examination of students admitted under this syllabus who have not yet been awarded a Pass grade.
For the assessment an independent project (degree project), the examiner may also allow a student to add supplemental information after the deadline for submission. For more information, please refer to the Education Planning and Administration Handbook.
- 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 informationThe right to take part in teaching and/or supervision only applies to the course instance which the student has been admitted to 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, please refer to the Education Planning and Administration Handbook.
Additional informationThe course requires very good knowledge in animal nutrition and scientific methods (within animal science).
Department of Animal Nutrition and Management
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 Rook, P. 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**
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.
Selected scientific papers will be available on course start and used throughout the course.