Course code HET303

HET303 Farm Animal Environment II

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Course responsible: Knut Egil Bøe
Teachers: Inger Lise Andersen
ECTS credits: 10
Faculty: Faculty of Biosciences
Teaching language: NO
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Limits of class size:
Minimum 8 students.
Teaching exam periods:
This course starts in Autumn parallel. This course has teaching/evaluation in Autumn parallel.
Course frequency: Odd years
First time: Study year 2005-2006
Last time: 2018V
Course contents:
The course lectures cover action plans for animal welfare, environmental conditions and gas, dust, light and sound, flooring and floor coverings and housing systems for cattle, swine, poultry, sheep, goats and horses. Students will also receive group work assignments covering the different sub-topics.
Learning outcome:
This course aims to provide students with a scientific and theoretical understanding of different animal housing systems and how these influence animal health and behaviour, but also production and labour input. Students should be familiar with key literature, and be able to conduct a literature search and write a scientific report. They should have an inquisitive approach towards new issues and be motivated to find scientific solutions.
Learning activities:
Lectures and group work are the most important teaching methods used in the course.
Teaching support:
Lecturers will be present for supervision during the group work assignment periods.
Articles and reports from group assignments, including lecture notes.
HET210 Domestic Animal Environments I and HET201 Domestic Animal Ethology and Welfare.
Recommended prerequisites:
Knowledge of mechanisation in farming is a great advantage. Students should also be able to search international databases in order to find relevant international scientific articles.
Mandatory activity:
Group work assignments: 3/5. Written examination: 2/5.
Nominal workload:
300 hrs.
Entrance requirements:
Special requirements in Science
Type of course:
This course is intended for students with particular interest in animal welfare, the physical environment and farm buildings. 
The external examiner will assess all submitted assignments and the written examination.
Examination details: :