Module Information

Module Identifier
RD25200
Module Title
Equine Study Tour
Academic Year
2016/2017
Co-ordinator
Semester
Semester 1 (Taught over 2 semesters)
External Examiners
  • Mrs Caroline Rymer (Senior Research Fellow - University of Reading)
 
Other Staff

Course Delivery

Delivery Type Delivery length / details
Field Trip 5 x 9 Hour Field Trips
Workshop 2 x 3 Hour Workshops
 

Assessment

Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment Written report / essay  (2,000 word)  50%
Semester Exam 1.5 Hours   50%
Supplementary Assessment Students must take elements of assessment equivalent to those that led to failure of the module.  Retake equivalent assessment elements to those that led to failure of the module  100%

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module students should be able to:

1. Describe activities associated with specific aspects of the equine industry.

2. Appreciate the complexity of and interrelationships between various aspects and sectors of the equine industry.

3. Discuss the vocational activities offered by equine industry in order to inform a student's own future career.

Brief description

This module is based around a study tour where various aspects of the equine industry are examined and compared. Students will visit a region on a 5-6 day study tour. The tour will cover a range of different organizations and may include, racing training stables, studs and allied enterprises such as racecourses and sales. Other enterprises examined may include veterinary laboratories, veterinary practices or schools, equine sporting events, non-Thoroughbred breeding and or training centres, and auction houses.

Aims

On completion of this module, students should be able to:
1. Describe activities associated with specific aspects of the equine industry
2. Appreciate the complexity of and interrelationships between various aspects and sectors of the equine industry.
3. Discuss the vocational activities offered by equine industry in order to inform a student's own future career.

Content

The module will be delivered through a combination of visits, lectures, demonstrations and talks undertaken whilst on a 5-6 day study tour.

Module Skills

Skills Type Skills details
Application of Number N/A
Communication Both the study tour and the written report will develop communication skills.
Improving own Learning and Performance N/A
Information Technology N/A
Personal Development and Career planning Industry contacts will be made during study tour.
Problem solving This will form a part of the coursework set.
Research skills Students will gain research experience both prior to and during the study tour in addition to the completion of coursework.
Subject Specific Skills N/A
Team work N/A

Notes

This module is at CQFW Level 5