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HV0172

Herd analysis including laboratory animal science

The course intends to provide in-depth knowledge of examining the operation of livestock farm from several points of view. The course includes laws and regulations concerning animal production and the use of research animals. The student trains in identifying areas that has potential for improvement and develop suggestions with practical solutions of the problem.

Additional course evaluations for HV0172

Academic year 2021/2022

Herd analysis including laboratory animal science (HV0172-20010) 2021-11-02 - 2022-01-16

Academic year 2020/2021

Herd analysis including laboratory animal science (HV0172-20039) 2020-11-02 - 2021-01-17

Academic year 2019/2020

Herd analysis including laboratory animal science (HV0172-20128) 2019-11-01 - 2020-01-19

HV0172 Herd analysis including laboratory animal science, 15.0 Credits

Besättningsutredning inklusive försöksdjursvetenskap

Syllabus approved

2018-11-15

Subjects

Animal science Agricultural science

Education cycle

Master’s level

Modules

Title Credits Code
Herd study 13.50 1002
Laboratory Animal Science 1.50 1003

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

Swedish

Prior knowledge

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Objectives

The course intends to provide in-depth knowledge of examining the operation of livestock farm from several points of view. The course includes laws and regulations concerning animal production and the use of research animals. The student trains in identifying areas that has potential for improvement and develop suggestions with practical solutions of the problem.

After completing the course, the student should be able to:
- account for laws and regulations as well as ethical issues regarding the use of animals for scientific purposes,
- explain how the 3 R (Replace, Reduce and Refine) can be applied when using animals in research and what is meant by a care culture,
- explain how housing, care and experimental methodology can affect experimental animals and research results,
- describe and discuss the operation of a commercial livestock farm,
- identify areas for improvement in feeding, housing, breeding, health and welfare and propose relevant measures for these,
- independently analyze and discuss factors that affect the biological outcome of an animal herd and its economic consequences with regard to product quality and sustainability,
- plan and carry out an investigation and present the results in a way that is adapted to a specified target group.

Content

In the course, the student participates in a project concerning one species within animal food production. The student should describe such feeding, care, breeding, health, housing and animal welfare factors that are possible to determine by e.g. farm-specific data, own measurements and interviews with the farmer. Opportunities for improvement are identified and solutions to revealed problem are presented both orally and in writing. The presentation includes a description of the operation, the opportunities for improvement, proposals for solutions and explanations of the biological, economic and sustainability aspects of selected solutions.

The course also gives students basic knowledge regarding legislation and regulations when using experimental animals. The course includes handling exercises of live animals.

Study visits may occur.

Mandatory elements occur within e.g. presentations, group discussions, projects and study visits.

The course trains the following general competencies: Popular science presentation, analytical skills, critical thinking and advise-giving.

Formats and requirements for examination

Active participation in, and approved written and oral presentation of the project work. Approved participation in the course’s compulsory parts. Passed examination in laboratory animal science.
  • 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

It is expected that the student has good knowledge of nutrition, breeding, health, ethology, animal welfare, housing and care of the animal species you wish to work with in the course. It is also expected that the student has at least basic knowledge in business economics.

Can not be included in same degree as the courses HV0086 or HV0138.

Responsible department

Department of Animal Nutrition and Management
Cooperating departments:
Department of Biosystems and Technology
Department of Animal Environment and Health
Department of Animal Breeding and Genetics
Department of Clinical Sciences

Further information

Determined by: Programnämnden för utbildning inom veterinärmedicin och husdjur (PN - VH)
Replaces: Delvis HV0138
There are no Grading criteria posted for this course

Course facts

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: 38054 SEK Cycle: Master’s level
Subject: Animal science Agricultural science
Course code: HV0172 Application code: SLU-20147 Location: Uppsala Distance course: No Language: Swedish Responsible department: Department of Animal Nutrition and Management Pace: 100%