Animal Science – a scientific approach
HV0198 Animal Science – a scientific approach, 7.5 CreditsHusdjursvetenskap – vetenskapligt perspektiv
Education cycleSecond cycle
Advanced study in the main fieldSecond cycle, only first-cycle courses as entry requirements(A1N)
Prior knowledge150 credits at first cycle level, of which
• 60 credits biology
• 60 credits animal science
• 60 credits equine science
• 60 credits veterinary nursing
• 60 credits veterinary medicine
• 60 credits agricultural sciences of which at least 30 credits animal and dairy science/zoology
and English 6
ObjectivesThe course intends to provide general knowledge of theory within animal science and the methods that are used within the research domain. The course also intends to give the students time to reflect on scientific theory and ethical challenges.
On completion of the course, the student should be able to:
- search, compile, evaluate and critically interpret relevant information and literature,
- suggest and design a scientific project plan within given issues in animal science,
- discuss and reflect on experimental design and methods used within animal science,
- with a critical approach discuss current research within animal science,
- reflect on ethical and sustainability challenges within animal science,
- write and orally present a project plan and critically review and discuss, as well as give constructive criticism of, another student´s product.
ContentThe course is the first course in the animal science master program, and consequently includes parts of getting to know the university, the library and the course routines within animal science. The introduction also includes activities to create a respectful and open learning atmosphere. The course contains an overview within the animal science field and theory of knowledge and research ethics. The course focus is on domesticated animals involved in the production-, sport and companion animals. The course contains lectures, scientific seminars and own project work. To search, compile and critically interpret information is important skills that are trained in several parts of this course. Compulsory components occur within e g seminars and project work.
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.