Applied nutrition and rationing (monogastrics) VETSCI5029
- Academic Session: 2019-20
- School: School of Veterinary Medicine
- Credits: 10
- Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
- Typically Offered: Semester 1
- Available to Visiting Students: No
- Available to Erasmus Students: No
- Taught Wholly by Distance Learning: Yes
This course will facilitate students to hone their skills in monogastric rationing systems and tools.
5 week online course. Approximately 1h lectures weekly, plus tutorial sessions and workbased learning.
Requirements of Entry
Set exercise 1500 words approx. (100%)
The course will provide students with an in-depth knowledge and background to rationing systems and farm-level tools for monitoring rations for monogastric animals.
Intended Learning Outcomes of Course
By the end of this course students will be able to:
■ Describe and evaluate the different rationing systems and tools used in monogastric feeding programmes and how they can be used for monitoring the effects of rationing decisions on-farm;
■ Determine suitable feed rations for monogastrics according to physiological status;
■ Critically discuss the implications of nutrition on feed efficiency, product quality and the environment.
Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits
Students must submit at least 75% by weight of the components (including examinations) of the course's summative assessment.