|Delivery Type||Delivery length / details|
|Lecture||1 x 1 hour lecture per week|
|Seminars / Tutorials||6 x 1 hour seminars over two semesters|
|Practical||2 x 3 hour practicals over two semesters|
|Other||1 x 4 hour visit/external talk|
|Assessment Type||Assessment length / details||Proportion|
|Semester Assessment||Essay Outcomes assessed: 1, 2||30%|
|Semester Exam||3 Hours Outcomes assessed: 1, 3, 4||70%|
|Supplementary Assessment||3 Hours Written examination Outcomes assessed: All||100%|
On completion of this module, students should be able to
1. Identify and evaluate nutrient sources for all classes of equids.
2. Demonstrate a detailed understanding of nutrient metabolism in the horse.
3. Evaluate the methodology and ethics of equine experimental research.
4. Make recommendations to horse owners and industry alike on rations for all classes of performance horses
Seminars presentations will encourage individuals to demonstrate knowledge gained through independent reading. Each assessed seminar will be followed by a discussion on the topic presented giving students an opportunity, in a group context, to discuss and evaluate each other's work.
.2 IT and information handling
The use of library catalogues, the external loan system and the web will be developed when collating information for seminar presentations and when pursuing references given in lectures.
.4 Writing in an academic context
Critical evaluation of published information will be developed and assessed during seminar sessions, while the students own writing will be assessed in the unseen examination.
.5 Oral discussion and presentation
Oral skills will be developed and assessed through seminar presentations and active participation in group discussion will be encouraged during seminar sessions.
.6 Careers need awareness
The Gregynog conference sessions (2 per year) will give students unique contact with researchers and delegates working for commercial equine nutrition companies, thereby increasing awareness of careers within the industry.
Considerable time management and academic judgment will be developed when preparing for seminars and reading around the subject.
.8 Group activity
Seminar sessions will involve group discussion, while practical classes will require working as a group when dissecting slaughter house material.
Frape, D (1986) Equine Nutrition and Feeding Longman Scientific and Technical, Harlow Primo search Lewis, L D (1995) Equine clinical nutrition - feeding and care Williams & Wilkins Primo search Animal Science Primo search British Journal of Nutrition Primo search Proceedings of the Dodson and Horrell International Conference on feeding horses (bi-annual) Primo search Proceedings of the Equine Nutrition and Physiology Society Primo search
This module is at CQFW Level 7