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HV0128

Animal Nutrition - health, behaviour and welfare

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HV0128-30013 - Course evaluation report

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Additional course evaluations for HV0128

Academic year 2021/2022

Animal Nutrition - health, behaviour and welfare (HV0128-M3013)

2022-01-17 - 2022-03-23

Academic year 2021/2022

Animal Nutrition - health, behaviour and welfare (HV0128-10016)

2021-08-30 - 2021-11-01

Academic year 2021/2022

Animal Nutrition - health, behaviour and welfare (HV0128-M1016)

2021-08-30 - 2021-11-01

Academic year 2020/2021

Animal Nutrition - health, behaviour and welfare (HV0128-10085)

2020-08-31 - 2020-11-01

Academic year 2019/2020

Animal Nutrition - health, behaviour and welfare (HV0128-10241)

2019-09-02 - 2019-10-31

Academic year 2018/2019

Animal Nutrition - health, behaviour and welfare (HV0128-10208)

2018-09-03 - 2018-11-05

Academic year 2017/2018

Animal Nutrition - health, behaviour and welfare (HV0128-10278)

2017-08-28 - 2017-10-30

Syllabus

HV0128 Animal Nutrition - health, behaviour and welfare, 15.0 Credits

Näringslära – hälsa, beteende och välfärd

Subjects

Biology Animal Science

Education cycle

Master’s level

Modules

Title Credits Code
Theory 3.0 0202
Exercises and discussion 3.0 0203
Oral presentation 2.0 0204
Written examination 7.0 0205

Advanced study in the main field

Second cycle, has only first-cycle course/s as entry requirements(A1N)

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

Knowledge equivalent to:

- 120 credits at basic level, of which

- 60 credits animal science, equine science, veterinary nursing or veterinary medicine

or

- 60 credits in biology, of which 30 credits in zoology

or

- 60 credits in agricultural sciences, of which 30 credits in animal science/zoology

and

- English 6

Objectives

The 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.

Content

The 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 examination

Passed 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.

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 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 department

Department of Animal Nutrition and Management

Cooperating departments:

Department of Animal Environment and Health

Further information

Determined by: Programnämnden för utbildning inom veterinärmedicin och husdjur (PN - VH)
Biology field: Zoologi (djurbiologi)
Replaces: HV0055

Grading criteria

Course: HV0128 Animal Nutrition – health, behaviour and welfare, 2022 (15 HEC)

Grade criteria* and types of examination# for the learning objectives in the course

Grade

5

The student gives detailed examples of conflicts between animal well-being and one or more of the factors: health, fertility, production, where nutrition is also involved.

According to learning objective

According to learning objective

The student is able to give suggestions on improvements (that are feasible in commercial situations) in feeding and management systems in situations when nutrition negatively affects health, behaviour or welfare

According to learning objective

According to learning objective

According to learning objective

The student is able to critically compare different methodologies or analyses used in scientific publications

4

The student is able to describe different aspects of animal welfare and how they can be assessed in practice

Discuss in detail pros and cons of different feeding and management systems with examples of health and welfare

The student is able to support discussion and conclusions with relevant scientific references, adhering to sound evidence based practice

3 (pass)

According to learning objective

According to learning objective.

According to learning objective

Learning objective

1. The student is able to describe relationships between nutrition, health, fertility and well-being in animals in detail

2. The student is able to explain the different effects of parasites, feed toxins and anti-nutritional, pre- and probiotic substances on animal health

3. The student is able to explain the principles of appetite regulation and its relationship with the animal health and welfare

4. The student is able to describe and discuss, at a general level, pros and cons with different feeding and management systems

5. The student is able to discuss interactions between breeding and nutrition

6. The student is able to 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

7. The student is able to integrate knowledge of how feeds, feeding, management, metabolism and behavior affects animal welfare and also the environment and global food supply from a sustainability perspective

8. The student is able to independently search, critically review and summarize scientific texts with relevance for feed and animal health in sustainable production systems.

Exam activity

Canvas quiz and

Final written examination

Canvas quiz

Canvas quiz

Final written examination

Case study

Practical exercise

Canvas quiz and

Oral presentation

Oral presentation

*For the student to pass the course, (s)he must participate in all mandatory learning activities and grade 3 or higher must be achieved for all learning objectives (LO). It is not possible to achieve a higher grade for a learning objective if prerequisites for lower grades have not been met.

#Examinations in the course:

  1. Canvas Quiz: The quiz can be taken 2 times, canvas will keep the highest score of the 2 attempts. It examines subject matters presented in the lectures and in the literature and is graded pass/fail; to achieve a passing grade 80% correct answers are required.
  2. Oral presentation: Presentation of a literature review prepared by small groups of students (2-3 persons). The presentation is graded pass, 4 or 5 based on individual performance.
  3. Final written examination: Individually graded home exam given in Canvas at the end of the course. The exam consists of multiple essay questions and is graded pass, 4 or 5.

Litterature list

  1. Course literature: "Comparative animal nutrition and metabolism" Författare: Cheeke, P. & Dierenfeld, E ISBN: 9781845936310 [Course literature: "Comparative animal nutrition and metabolism"] (https://slu.primo.exlibrisgroup.com/permalink/46SLUB_INST/1sl36d2/alma990004797650605121) Kommentar: This book is highly relevant for this course and the following chapters will be examined: Chapters 16, 17, 22, 23 & 24.
  2. Good to know before the course starts: "Nutrition and the welfare of farm animals" Författare: Clive J.C. [Good to know before the course starts: "Nutrition and the welfare of farm animals"] (https://slu.primo.exlibrisgroup.com/permalink/46SLUB_INST/1sl36d2/alma9919287419005121) Kommentar: This book is highly recommended as general knowledge in nutrition and welfare.
  3. Note: Additional literature for the course will be available in Canvas when the course starts. 1) Good to know before the course starts: "Animal nutrition" Författare: McDonald, P ISBN: 9781408204238 [Good to know before the course starts: "Animal nutrition"] (https://slu.primo.exlibrisgroup.com/permalink/46SLUB_INST/1sl36d2/alma990005074920605121) Kommentar: This book is recommended as a general knowledge and refresher for basic nutrition and nutrition physiology.

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
Course code: HV0128 Application code: SLU-30013 Location: Uppsala Distance course: No Language: English Responsible department: Department of Animal Nutrition and Management Pace: 100%