Animal Science – a sustainable approach
HV0199 Animal Science – a sustainable approach, 7.5 CreditsHusdjursvetenskap – ett hållbarhetsperspektiv
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 or animal science
• 30 credits animal production
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 proposal 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 proposal and critically review and discuss, as well as give constructive criticism of, another student´s product.
ContentThe course gives the student a variation within the subject animal science, with focus on the sustainability approach. Students will meet many researchers and hear about their different projects. The scientific approach, the sustainability perspective and ethical considerations are important parts in the course. The course focus on the domesticated animals housed by humans. 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 e g scientific 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.