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HV0199

Animal Science – a sustainable approach

The 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.

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Additional course evaluations for HV0199

Academic year 2022/2023

Animal Science – a sustainable approach (HV0199-M1166)

2022-08-29 - 2022-09-28

Academic year 2021/2022

Animal Science – a sustainable approach (HV0199-10012)

2021-08-30 - 2021-09-29

Academic year 2021/2022

Animal Science – a sustainable approach (HV0199-M1012)

2021-08-30 - 2021-09-29

Syllabus

HV0199 Animal Science – a sustainable approach, 7.5 Credits

Husdjursvetenskap – ett hållbarhetsperspektiv

Subjects

Animal Science

Education cycle

Master’s level

Modules

Title Credits Code
Single module 7.5 0101

Advanced study in the main field

Second cycle, has only first-cycle course/s 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

150 credits at first cycle level, of which

• 60 credits biology or animal science

• 30 credits animal production



and English 6

Objectives

The 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.

Content

The 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 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 within animal physiology.

Responsible department

Department of Animal Envrionment and Health

Further information

Determined by: Programnämnden för utbildning inom veterinärmedicin och husdjur (PN - VH)

Grading criteria

Science – a sustainable approach – GRADING CRITERIA

Kurskod:
HV0198, HV0199

Course organisers:

D. de Oliveira, E.Hartmann,

2022

Grade

Objective 1

Objective 2

Objective 3

Objective 4

Objective 5

5

The student describes possible short- and long-term consequences from the suggested project from a sustainability perspective (social, economic and environmental)

4

The student compares the chosen scientific method with alternative methods described in another scientific paper.

3

The student should be able to evaluate and critically discuss experimental design, methods and observation techniques that are used within animal science

The student should be able to reflect on ethical and sustainability challenges within animal science critically

The student should be able to account for and be able to reflect on the basic principles of scientific theory and relationship with research methodology

The student should be able to, with a critical approach, discuss current research within animal science and reflect upon integration of sustainability goals

The student should be able to evaluate and suggest appropriate scientific methods to solve given issues within animal science

Assessments of objectives

Objective 1

Objective 2

Objective 3

Objective 4

Objective 5

Assessment

Scientific seminars, quiz and project work

Project work

Scientific seminars, reflections and project work

Scientific seminars, reflections and project work

Project work

Course facts

The course is offered as an independent course: Yes Tuition fee: Tuition fee only for non-EU/EEA/Switzerland citizens: 19027 SEK Cycle: Master’s level
Subject: Animal Science
Course code: HV0199 Application code: SLU-10166 Location: Uppsala Distance course: No Language: English Responsible department: Department of Animal Envrionment and Health Pace: 100%