|| RS36020 |
|| ANIMAL PRODUCTION SCIENCE |
|| 2003/2004 |
|| Dr Basil T Wolf |
|| Semester 2 (Taught over 2 semesters) |
|| Dr Michael T Rose, Dr Neil F G Beck, Dr Selwyn P Williams, Professor William Haresign |
|| RS22920 |
| Course delivery
|| Lecture || 30 Hours 22 x 1 hour lectures in Semester 1; 8 x 1 hours in Semester 2 |
|| Seminars / Tutorials || 15 Hours 5 x 3 hours |
|Assessment Type||Assessment Length/Details||Proportion|
|Semester Exam||3 Hours Written examination Outcomes assessed: 1, 2, 3, 4 ||60%|
|Semester Assessment|| Seminar presentation Outcomes assessed:1, 2, 3, 4 ||40%|
|Supplementary Exam||3 Hours Written examination ||60%|
|Supplementary Assessment|| Seminar presentation ||40%|
Learning outcomesOn successful completion of this module students should be able to:
1. Analyse the components of animal production systems
2. Review and evaluate scientific literature and apply results to the development of animal production systems
3. Explain how modern technology can be harnessed to improve farm animal reproduction, growth,
development and lactation.
4. Discuss applications of animal production technologies in a wider ethical and social context.
Lectures and seminars cover aspects of systems analysis in animal production and applications to the research based development of current farming practices. Specialist lectures and seminars will cover meat science, environmental physiology and animal biotechnology including in vitro fertilisation, embryo manipulation, immuno-modulation and hormonal manipulation of reproduction, lactation and growth, management of fertility, production of transgenic animals and use of gene technologies in animal breeding.
The module aims to develop skills in the review and evaluation of scientific literature, in oral presentation, and in the analysis of animal production systems and the application of research to their development through the manipulation of nutrition, genetics, reproduction, growth and lactation.
.2 IT and information handling
The use of powerpoint in the preparation and delivery of seminar material will be developed and assessed
.3 Use and analysis of numerical information
The ability to evaluate numerical information from scientific reports will be developed.
.4 Writing in an academic context
Developed and assessed by assignment and examination
.5 Oral discussion and presentation
Evaluation of a seminar presentation
Biotechnical Innovations and Animal Technology
Cronje (2001) Ruminant physiology: digestion, metabolism, growth and reproduction
Gordon I (1995) Laboratory production of cattle embryos
Murray, Anderson, Oberbayer and McLaughlin Transgenic animals in agriculture
Selected papers from scientific journals
This module is at CQFW Level 6