Animal Nutrition - health, behaviour and welfare
Additional course evaluations for HV0128
Academic year 2021/2022Animal Nutrition - health, behaviour and welfare (HV0128-10016) 2021-08-30 - 2021-11-01
Academic year 2021/2022Animal Nutrition - health, behaviour and welfare (HV0128-M1016) 2021-08-30 - 2021-11-01
Academic year 2020/2021Animal Nutrition - health, behaviour and welfare (HV0128-10085) 2020-08-31 - 2020-11-01
Academic year 2019/2020Animal Nutrition - health, behaviour and welfare (HV0128-10241) 2019-09-02 - 2019-10-31
Academic year 2018/2019Animal Nutrition - health, behaviour and welfare (HV0128-10208) 2018-09-03 - 2018-11-05
Academic year 2017/2018Animal Nutrition - health, behaviour and welfare (HV0128-10278) 2017-08-28 - 2017-10-30
HV0128 Animal Nutrition - health, behaviour and welfare, 15.0 CreditsNäringslära – hälsa, beteende och välfärd
SubjectsBiology Animal science
Education cycleMaster’s level
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Advanced study in the main fieldSecond cycle, only first-cycle courses as entry requirements(A1N)
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.
Prior knowledgeKnowledge equivalent to:
- 120 credits at basic level, of which
- 60 credits animal science, equine science, veterinary nursing or veterinary medicine
- 60 credits in biology, of which 30 credits in zoology
- 60 credits in agricultural sciences, of which 30 credits in animal science/zoology
- English 6
ObjectivesThe course intends to give advanced knowledge of how nutrition influences health and welfare of animals.
On completion of the course, the student will be able to:
- describe relationships between nutrition, health, fertility and well-being in animals in detail,
- explain the different effects of parasites, feed toxins and anti-nutritional, pre- and probiotic substances on animal health,
- explain the principles of appetite regulation and its relationship with the animal health and welfare - describe and discuss at a general level pros and cons with different feeding and management systems,
- discuss interactions between breeding and nutrition,
- suggest and be able to, in practice, apply different analytical tools that reflect the animals’ health, well-being and capacity and also discuss the advantages and disadvantages of the different tools,
- integrate knowledge of how feeds, feeding, management, metabolism and behavior affects animal and welfare and also the environment and global food supply from a sustainability perspective,
- independently search, critically review and summarise scientific texts with relevance for feed and animal health in sustainable production systems.
ContentThe course is based on lectures, group discussions, applied study visits and an individual project. The lectures focus mainly on feed and animal health in food producing animals on land and in water and also of sport and companion animals. Animal welfare, behaviour, requirement of food quality, resource utilization and environmental impact are considered continuously. In the individual project, the student may suggest an own relevant subject or choose from a list of projects. The student integrates knowledge from scientific literature and lectures, and presents the conclusions orally and in writing.
Compulsory components occur in e g group work, presentations, group discussions, projects and study visits.
In the course, the following general skills are trained: scientific communication as well as oral presentation
Formats and requirements for examinationPassed written and oral examination. Passed participation in compulsory course modules.
- 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.
- 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 informationThe course assumes good prior knowledge in nutrition as well as basic prior knowledge in feed science. The course includes 7 credits in nutrition, 2 credits in ethology, 2 credits animal welfare/animal ethics, 2 credits in breeding as well as 2 credits in animal health
Responsible departmentDepartment of Animal Nutrition and Management
Department of Animal Environment and Health
Determined by: Programnämnden för utbildning inom veterinärmedicin och husdjur (PN - VH)
Biology field: Zoologi (djurbiologi)
There are no Grading criteria posted for this course
The course is offered as an independent course: Yes The course is offered as a programme course: Agricultural Science Programme - Animal Science (270 hec) Animal Science - Master´s Programme Animal Science - Master´s Programme Tuition fee: Tuition fee only for non-EU/EEA/Switzerland citizens: 38054 SEK Cycle: Master’s level
Subject: Biology Animal scienceCourse code: HV0128 Application code: SLU-30013 Location: Uppsala Distance course: No Language: English Responsible department: Department of Animal Nutrition and Management Pace: 100%