Advanced Animal Nutrition
Syllabus and other information
HV0202 Advanced Animal Nutrition, 15.0 CreditsAvancerad djurnutrition
SubjectsAnimal Science Biology
Education cycleMaster’s level
|Advanced animal nutrition- part I
|Advanced animal nutrition- part II
Advanced study in the main fieldSecond cycle, has second-cycle course/s as entry requirements
Master’s level (A1F)
The grade requirements within the course grading system are set out in specific criteria. These criteria must be available by the course start at the latest.
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
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.
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.
Grading formThe grade requirements within the course grading system are set out in specific criteria. These criteria must be available by the course start at the latest.
Formats and requirements for examination
Passed examination, passed participation in compulsory course components.
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If there are special reasons, students are entitled to participate in components with compulsory attendance when the course is given again. Read more in 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
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.