|Assessment Type||Assessment length / details||Proportion|
|Semester Assessment||Essay / investigational project (2,000 words)||50%|
|Semester Exam||1.5 Hours||50%|
|Supplementary Assessment||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%|
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.
This module is based around lectures, demonstrations, guest speakers and a study tour where various aspects of the equine industry are examined and compared. The taught lectures and the study tour will cover a range of different commercial 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.
- Historical development of the use of the domesticated horse
- Structure of the equine industry
- Legislation and regulations that impact the equine industry
- Competitive and sporting aspects of the equine industry
- Allied industries, such as veterinary, farriery, therapy, dentistry, retail, horse sales
- Introduction to equine legislation and the role of charities
- Alternative commercial uses for the horse, meat, agricultural use
|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.|
This module is at CQFW Level 4