Please note: there may be some adjustments to the teaching arrangements published in the course catalogue for 2020-21. Given current circumstances related to the Covid-19 pandemic it is anticipated that some usual arrangements for teaching on campus will be modified to ensure the safety and wellbeing of students and staff on campus; further adjustments may also be necessary, or beneficial, during the course of the academic year as national requirements relating to management of the pandemic are revised.

Feed industry VETSCI5035

  • Academic Session: 2022-23
  • School: School of Biodiversity One Health Vet Med
  • Credits: 10
  • Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: No
  • Available to Erasmus Students: No
  • Taught Wholly by Distance Learning: Yes

Short Description

This course will facilitate students to gain an in depth knowledge and understanding of the operational and strategic requirements of working within the animal feed industry.

Timetable

5 week course. Approximately 1h lectures weekly, plus tutorial sessions and workbased learning.

Requirements of Entry

None

Excluded Courses

None

Co-requisites

None

Assessment

The summative assessment for this course will comprise of an essay (1500 words) 100%

Course Aims

The course will enable students to determine the challenges facing the animal feed industry and the strategic and operational requirements and features of this industry.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of this course students will be able to: 

■ Describe and critically analyse the major challenges that face the global livestock feed industry;

■ Characterise and describe the features of successful livestock feed businesses in terms of their operations and strategy;

■ Devise appropriate livestock feed industry strategies and operations for given scenarios and critique examples of existing livestock feed industry strategies and operations.

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.