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HV0165

Animal environment, welfare and housing

2020-11-17
Welcome to HV0165, Animal environment, welfare and housing 2021
Welcome to HV0165, Animal environment, welfare and housing 2021 Coordinator: Anna Wallenbeck and Torun Wallgren, Contact: Anna.Wallenbeck@slu.se, Torun.Wallgren@slu.se. The majority of the course will be on distance (zoom) but there will be a few activities with physical meetings. The course introduction will be via zoom Monday 18th of January 2021 9:00-10:00 CET.

Zoom: https://slu-se.zoom.us/j/65919095548

Passcode: 497395

Welcome! Torun and Anna

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HV0165-30077 - Course evaluation report

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Additional course evaluations for HV0165

Academic year 2019/2020

Animal environment, welfare and housing (HV0165-30242) 2020-01-20 - 2020-03-24

Academic year 2018/2019

Animal environment, welfare and housing (HV0165-30180) 2019-01-21 - 2019-03-25

HV0165 Animal environment, welfare and housing, 15.0 Credits

Djurmiljö, djurvälfärd och byggnadsfunktion

Syllabus approved

2017-12-14

Subjects

Animal science

Education cycle

Master’s level

Modules

Title Credits Code
Home exam 8.00 1002
Project 5.00 1003
Workshop 2.00 1004

Advanced study in the main field

Second cycle, only first-cycle courses 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
- 180 credits at first cycle level, of which
- 60 credits biology, animal science, equine science, veterinary nursing or veterinary medicine or 60 credits agricultural sciences (of which at least 30 credits animal and dairy science/zoology)
and
- English 6

Objectives

The course intends to provide applied knowledge of animal environment from a building function and animal welfare perspective. Furthermore, the course aims to provide knowledge of current legislation and ethical aspects on animal husbandry.

On completion of the course, the student should be able to:
- account for relationships between animal environment, animal welfare and building function from an applied perspective
- plan, present and review scientific studies of animal environment from a building function-, animal welfare and animal protection perspective,
- plan and assess building functions such as fittings, ventilation and handling of animals, feed, water, manure and products in different animal husbandry systems,
- calculate and evaluate the animals’ heat balance and their thermal local environment and the stable heat, humidity and gas balance,
- measure and analyse environmental factors of significance for the animals,
- assess animal environment from a function and animal welfare perspective,
- apply EU legislation and Swedish legislation about animal welfare and be able to analyse and reflect on both national and international aspects on animal welfare, animal environment and animal ethics, and describe the development in the area.

Content

The course treats applied aspects on animal environment, building function and animal welfare in the animal husbandry. The emphasis lies on agricultural animals, but also sport and companion animals will be observed. The students practice making assessments and to give advice around these to different target groups.
The students prepare and lead seminars based on scientific articles, compile scientific information and present compiled material both orally and in writing. In the course, a project work that is carried out is included in groups. Compulsory components occur within e g exercises, seminars, project work and study visits.

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 animal physiology and animal welfare. Costs for possible study visits can be added.

Responsible department

Department of Animal Environment and Health

Further information

Determined by: Programnämnden för utbildning inom veterinärmedicin och husdjur (PN - VH)
Replaces: delvis HV0100, HV0126

HV0165 Animal environment, welfare and housing, 15 Hp

Kurskod: HV0165

Kursledare: Anna Wallenbeck och

Torun Wallgren

2021

Grade

Learning outcome 1 - account for relationships between animal environment, animal welfare and building function from an applied perspective

Learning outcome 2 - plan, present and review scientific studies of animal environment from a building function, animal welfare and animal protection perspective

Learning outcome 3 -- plan and assess building functions such as fittings, ventilation and handling of animals, feed, water, manure and products in different animal husbandry systems

Learning outcome 4 - calculate and evaluate the animals' heat balance and their thermal local environment and the stable heat, humidity and gas balance

Learning outcome 5-- measure and analyse environmental factors of significance for the animals

5

The student plans, presents and reviews scientific studies of animal environment from a building function-, animal welfare and animal protection perspective. The student identifies areas of concern,

and suggest future research areas.

4

The student accounts for relationships between animal environment, animal welfare and building function from an applied perspective, and describes how problems can be mitigated.

The student plans, presents and reviews scientific studies of animal environment from a building function-, animal welfare and animal protection perspective. The student identifies areas of concern.

3

The student accounts for relationships between animal environment, animal welfare and building function from an applied perspective.

The student plans, presents and reviews scientific studies of animal environment from a building function-, animal welfare and animal protection perspective.

The student plans and assesses building functions such as fittings, ventilation and handling of animals, feed, water, manure and products in different animal husbandry systems.

The student calculates and evaluates the animals' heat balance and their thermal local environment and the stable heat, humidity and gas balance.

The student measures and analyses environmental factors of significance for the animals.

Grade

Learning outcome 6- assess animal environment from a function and animal welfare perspective

Learning outcome 7 - apply EU legislation and Swedish legislation about animal welfare and be able to analyse and reflect on both national and international aspects on animal welfare, animal environment and animal ethics, and describe the development in the area

5

Outcome as for grade 3, and perform critical analyses of the findings, and suggests improvements of the animal environment, still feasible for the farmer.

4

Outcome as for grade 3, and perform critical analyses of the findings.

3

The student assesses the animal environment from a function and animal welfare perspective.

The student applies EU legislation and Swedish legislation about animal welfare and is able to analyse and reflect on both national and international aspects on animal welfare, animal environment and animal ethics, and describes the development in the area.

Assessments of outcomes

Outcome 1

Outcome 2

Outcome 3

Outcome 4

Outcome 5

Outcome 6

Outcome 7

Assessment

Written exam (4: 3/Fail)

Written exam (5: 4: 3/Fail)

Project work (3/Fail)

Project work (3/Fail) Workshop (3/Fail)

Written exam (3/Fail) Project work (3/Fail) Workshop (3/Fail)

Written exam (3/Fail) Project work (3/Fail)

Written exam (5:

4: 3/Fail) Project work (3/Fail)

Written exam (3/Fail)

Course facts

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 Acriculture Programme - Animal Science Tuition fee: Tuition fee only for non-EU/EEA/Switzerland citizens: 38054 SEK Cycle: Master’s level
Subject: Animal science
Course code: HV0165 Application code: SLU-30077 Location: Uppsala Distance course: No Language: English Responsible department: Department of Animal Environment and Health Pace: 100%