Course code HFX407

HFX407 Emissions and Microbiota: a path to sustainable animal production

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Course responsible: Angela Dagmar Schwarm
Teachers: Alemayehu Kidane Sagaye, Phillip Byron Pope, Egil Prestløkken
ECTS credits: 5
Faculty: Faculty of Biosciences
Teaching language: EN
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Limits of class size:
Teaching exam periods:

August block

17-28 August

Course frequency: <p>The course is given on demand. </p><p>Teaching and excams might be all semesters. </p>
First time: 2019H
Preferential right:
PhD students
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, carbon dioxide and ammonia
Learning outcome:
The student will be able to conduct, evaluate and discuss in vitro, in vivo and in silico experiments that include (rumen) sample collection, laboratory analyses, data evaluation, molecular omics technologies and data processing. Methods include measurements of methane and mitigation options and characterization of microbial functions based on genome sequences. The students will apply gained knowledge and acquire and develop concepts in research related to feed digestion by microbial fermentation and emissions of methane, carbon dioxide and ammonia.
Learning activities:
Preparation of the course: Self-study: oral presentation preparation and report writing (20 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). After the course: Paper writing and crossreading (50 h)
Teaching support:
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Mandatory activity:
Presence and active participation in the course and in the group work are prerequisites for participating in the exam. .
The examination is a combination of 2 oral presentations with questioning, assessment of an individual and a group assignment (2 reports), and presence and active participation in the course. Assessment: Passed/not passed.
Nominal workload:
150 hours
Entrance requirements:
PhD students
Reduction of credits:
Type of course:
Examination details: Continuous exam: Passed / Failed