Course code HFX131

HFX131 Introduction to Norwegian animal- and aquaculture production

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Course responsible: Øystein Ahlstrøm
Teachers: Rachel Mary Chojnacki
ECTS credits: 5
Faculty: Faculty of Biosciences
Teaching language: NO
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Limits of class size:
Teaching exam periods:
This course starts in August block. This course has teaching/evaluation in August block.
Course frequency: Annually
First time: Study year 2019-2020
Preferential right:
-Animal science students
Course contents:

Introduction to Norwegian animal production

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. 

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:
At completion of the course students should have gained basic knowledge in Norwegian animal and aquacultural production with associated business activities, Norwegian agricultural policy, land resources, climate restrictions for plant growth and future challenges with climate changes for Norwegian animal productions. Efforts to increase sustainable production through development of new feed resources.        
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:
-Previous work in agriculture and aquaculture business
Mandatory activity:
- Excurtions and reports 
Reports from the excurtions and presentations. Passed/Not passed
Nominal workload:
125 hours
Entrance requirements:
Reduction of credits:
Type of course:
30 hours
Sensor of reports
Examination details: Portfolio: Passed / Not Passed