HFX407 Emissions and Microbiota: a path to sustainable animal production
Showing course contents for the educational year 2021 - 2022 .
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
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Teaching exam periods:
week 33 and 34 (First Monday: morning teaching only - due to Welcome day in the afternoon).
Course frequency: Annually
First time: Study year 2019-2020
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
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
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)
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.
Master and PhD students
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Examination details: Portfolio assessment: Passed / Not Passed