|Delivery Type||Delivery length / details|
|Lecture||1 x 2 hour lecture per week|
|Seminars / Tutorials||1 x 1 hour seminar per week|
|Practical||3 x 3 hour practicals per semester|
|Other||1 x 4 hour visit/external talk per semester|
|Assessment Type||Assessment length / details||Proportion|
|Semester Assessment||Assignment Outcomes assessed: 2, 3||50%|
|Semester Exam||2 Hours Outcomes assessed: 1, 4||50%|
|Supplementary Assessment||Candidates will be required to re-take the elements that led to failure.|
On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
Demonstrate a clear understanding of equid digestive physiology.
Formulate a ration for any category of performance horse.
Identify the major causes of nutritional metabolic disorders
Evaluate the patterns of growth and development of the major tissues and organs.
|Skills Type||Skills details|
|Application of Number||Calculations are required for the rationing exercise.|
|Communication||Through the tutorial/seminar sessions, skills in speaking, responding and listening will be developed.|
|Information Technology||Developed in the ration formulation exercise, as it must be done on an Excel spreadsheet.|
|Problem solving||In the ration formulation exercise, students will problem solve through matching nutrient requirements to nutrient supply for a horse engaged in a given activity.|
|Research skills||Investigate and evaluate the nutritional content of new feeds on the market for use in the rationing exercise.|
|Subject Specific Skills||Ability to formulate a ration for any performance horse. Visit from a feed company to talk about career opportunities.|
|Team work||Practical classes involve working in a group, and all seminar sessions are group discussions.|
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This module is at CQFW Level 5