Course code HFX131

HFX131 Introduction to Norwegian animal- and aquaculture production

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Course responsible: Øystein Ahlstrøm
Teachers: Birgitte Mosveen, Ingrid Olesen
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.
Course frequency: Annually
First time: Study year 2019-2020
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August block (5 credits): The course starts in August  with a two-three day mandatory excursion  to various livestock producers and agriculture.  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.

We will visit the Animal Research Centre and get an introduction to the research work with ruminants, pigs, horse, fur animals and fish.

We will try to get a visit to local animal producers that can offer practical training in animal husbandry and management. 

Students with expereinec in animal production will 

The course will include dedicated lecturers from important players in the agricultural industry and public institutions related to agriculture.

In groups, students shall make a presentation /poster of a given topic concerning Norwegian animal production or aquaculture. 

Learning outcome:
Introduction and insight into Norwegian animal and aquaculture production, 
Learning activities:
The students will  vist farms and agricultural and aquaculture related companies. They wil be given presentations from relevant companies and institutions for future work opportunities. The students will make reports from visits and make presentations on given topics.   
Teaching support:
-Learning support will be copies presentations and information from teachers, buisiness owners and fellow students.
-No fixed litterature
Recommended prerequisites:
-Work in agriculture and aquaculture business
Mandatory activity:
- Excurtions and reports 
Reports from the excurtions and presentations
Nominal workload:
150 hours
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