Course code HFX130A

HFX130A Basic Animal Science/ Module A - Practical Animal Husbandry

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Course responsible: Agnethe-Irén Sandem
Teachers: Arnljot Mehl
ECTS credits: 5
Faculty: Faculty of Biosciences
Teaching language: NO
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
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This course starts in August block. This course has teaching/evaluation in August block, Autumn parallel.
Course frequency: Annually
First time: Study year 2010-2011
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August- September (5 credits): The course starts in August block with a two day mandatory excursion  to various livestock producers and agriculture cooperative companies.  A one-day trip to a research station that conducts experiments in marine ecology and aquaculture is also mandatory.  A brief introduction and demonstration of our most important forage crops and grains will be presented.

One week will be dedicated to lectures from important players in the agricultural industry.

In September there will be a 4-week period  with demonstrations and practical work at the er for Animal experiments (SHF) including  cattle, sheep, pigs, horses, fur animals and fish. The practice includes 4-5 hours of each species.

Learning outcome:
Practical knowledge and insight into Norwegian livestock production.
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Reports from the excurtions and the pratice period at SHF must be handed in for approval.
Nominal workload:
150 hours
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Examination details: Portfolio: Bestått / Ikke bestått