Module Information

Module Identifier
BR14210
Module Title
Equine Study Tour
Academic Year
2017/2018
Co-ordinator
Semester
Semester 2
Reading List
Other Staff

Course Delivery

Delivery Type Delivery length / details
Seminar 3 x 2 Hour Seminars
Field Trip 1 x 54 Hour Field Trip
 

Assessment

Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment Essay/investigational project  (2,000 words)  50%
Semester Exam 1.5 Hours   50%
Supplementary Assessment Essay/investigational project. Candidates must take elements of assessment equivalent to those that led to failure of the module  50%
Supplementary Exam 1.5 Hours   Candidates must take elements of assessment equivalent to those that led to failure of the module  50%

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. Examine vocational activities offered by the equine industry.

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 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.

Content

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

Module Skills

Skills Type Skills details
Application of Number Used in e.g. understanding scale and profitability of the industry.
Communication Both the study tour and written report will develop communication skills.
Improving own Learning and Performance Through interactions with industry representatives: listening and questioning.
Information Technology Not developed in this module, though used in the preparation of the report.
Personal Development and Career planning By giving a wider view of the functions of the industry and the various roles within it.
Problem solving This will form part of coursework set.
Research skills Students will gain research experience prior to and during the tour in addition to the completion of coursework.
Subject Specific Skills An understanding of the functions of the industry requires integration of course materials.
Team work Not directly developed in this module.

Notes

This module is at CQFW Level 4