Course code HFX407

HFX407 Emissions and Microbiota: a path to sustainable animal production

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Course responsible: Angela Dagmar Schwarm
Teachers: Bente Aspeholen Åby, Peter Christian Dörsch, Hanne Kolsrud Hustoft, Alemayehu Kidane Sagaye, Phillip Byron Pope, Dag-Kristoffer Forberg, Hanne Fjerdingby Olsen
ECTS credits: 5
Faculty: Faculty of Biosciences
Teaching language: EN
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Limits of class size:
Teaching exam periods:

August block

week 33 and 34 (First Monday: morning teaching only - due to Wlcome day in the afternoon).

0900-1430 h

Course frequency: Annually
First time: 2019H
Course contents:
Qualify the students to conduct, evaluate and discuss experiments and concepts in (animal nutrition) research related to feed digestion by microbial fermentation and emissions of methane
Learning outcome:

KNOWLEDGE. The student shall: 

-know methods and factors determining and measures reducing methane emissions from ruminant livestock

-know genomics data processing to characterize microbial functions

-have knowledge about life cycle analysis

SKILLS. The student will:

-be able to conduct in vitro experiments with rumen fluid (sampling, laboratory analyses)

-be able to evaluate and interpret the data generated in this course and to write a joint manuscript

-be able to contribute in investigation of methane emissions from ruminant livestock

GENERAL COMPETENCE. The student will: 

-be able to inform professionals about own research results

-be able to contribute to measures aiming at reducing methane emissions from ruminant livestock production

Learning activities:
Preparation of the course: Self-study: oral presentation preparation and report writing (15 h). During the course: hands on experience in rumen content sampling and in vitro batch culture, GreenFeed system, student lectures, exercises, individual and group work (80 h). During and after the course: Paper writing continues and crossreading (30 h)
Teaching support:
Recommended prerequisites:
Mandatory activity:
Presence and active participation in the course and in the group work are prerequisites for participating in the exam. 
Portfolio assessment: presentation, report, paper writing, and presence and active participation in the course. Passed / not passed.
Nominal workload:
125 hours
Entrance requirements:
Master and PhD students
Reduction of credits:
Type of course:
Examination details: Portfolio assessment: Passed / Failed