Global animal production
The aim of the course is to provide an understanding of global animal production, with a focus on low-income countries, where the role, development and use of agricultural animals are discussed. Different production systems and population structures in different parts of the world are compared and analyzed. Furthermore, challenges such as climate change and a reduced access to land for sustainable production are addressed.
Additional course evaluations for HV0146
Academic year 2021/2022Global animal production (HV0146-10014) 2021-09-30 - 2021-11-01
Academic year 2020/2021Global animal production (HV0146-10087) 2020-09-30 - 2020-11-01
Academic year 2019/2020Global animal production (HV0146-10240) 2019-10-02 - 2019-10-31
Academic year 2018/2019Global animal production (HV0146-10166) 2018-10-04 - 2018-11-05
HV0146 Global animal production, 7.5 CreditsGlobal animalieproduktion
SubjectsAnimal science Agricultural science
Education cycleBachelor’s level
Advanced study in the main fieldFirst cycle, at least 60 credits from first-cycle courses as entry requirements(G2F)
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 knowledge• 80 credits animal science or biology
• 7,5 credits genetics
• 7,5 credits nutrition
• 7,5 credits animal physiology
ObjectivesThe aim of the course is to provide an understanding of global animal production, with a focus on low-income countries, where the role, development and use of agricultural animals are discussed. Different production systems and population structures in different parts of the world are compared and analyzed. Furthermore, challenges such as climate change and a reduced access to land for sustainable production are addressed.
After completing the course, the students should be able to:
- describe, compare and explain the role of livestock in different parts of the world,
- explain the importance of agricultural animals for sustainable development,
- describe and critically examine different production systems and animal materials with regard to production, sustainable use and environmental impact,
- briefly describe how climate, resources for production, access to the market, international trade and consumption of animal products affect production opportunities.
ContentThe course deals with food-producing animals throughout the world, but especially in low-income countries. The course weaves together breeding, nutrition, care and market aspects, but also the impact of the environment on production. The course includes lectures, exercises, student activating teaching and a project work.
Mandatory elements occur within e.g. exercises, seminars and group work. Within the course, the student practices the following general competencies: written and oral popular science communication, critical approach.
Formats and requirements for examinationPassed written and oral examination. Approved participation in compulsory components.
Can not be included in same degree as the course HV0080.
- 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 informationCosts for study visits may apply.
Responsible departmentDepartment of Animal Nutrition and Management
Department of Animal Breeding and Genetics
Determined by: Programnämnden för utbildning inom veterinärmedicin och husdjur (PN - VH)
There are no Grading criteria posted for this course
The course is offered as an independent course: No The course is offered as a programme course: Agriculture Programme - Animal Science Tuition fee: Tuition fee only for non-EU/EEA/Switzerland citizens: 19027 SEK Cycle: Bachelor’s level
Subject: Animal science Agricultural scienceCourse code: HV0146 Application code: SLU-10260 Location: Uppsala Distance course: No Language: Swedish Responsible department: Department of Animal Nutrition and Management Pace: 100%