Module Identifier RS11010  
Academic Year 2001/2002  
Co-ordinator Dr Selwyn Williams  
Semester Semester 2 (Taught over 2 semesters)  
Pre-Requisite Entry to a science degree scheme  
Assessment Assignment     20%  
  Assignment     20%  
  Exam   1.5 Hours   60%  

Aims of the module

To give an introduction to farm animal production systems and their design in the context of UK and world agriculture. Particular reference will be made to constraints on production - economic, social, environmental and animal health and welfare. The scope for the application of scientific knowledge and research will be highlighted as a foundation for subsequent modules.

Learning outcomes

On completion of this module students will be able to:

Syllabus / Curriculum design

Thin module taught through the medium of lectures, practicals and visits.

Reading Lists

Allen D. Planned Beef Production and Marketing. Blackwell Scientific
Croston D & Pollott G. Planned Sheep Production. Blackwell Scientific
Webster A J F. Understanding the Dairy Cow. BSP Professional Books