This course is designed to develop the ability of participants to analyse monogastric digestive systems, identify key emerging issues and evaluate developments in technology. This leads to their application in sustainable, environmentally and animal welfare conscious production systems.
The manipulation of the productivity of monogastric digestive production systems (aquaculture, pig systems and poultry systems) requires a breadth and depth of knowledge and understanding. The application of such material to address emerging issues is an ongoing feature of all food production systems.
The learning associated with the course will be achieved primarily through keynote lectures both from university staff and visiting speakers.
By the end of the course participants will be able to:
Topics regarding the monogastric digestive system will be presented through a series of short conferences, primarily during the week of scheduled delivery. Other relevant material will be made available via the VLE. The following potential conference topics may change over time as further development and applications of science take place.
The assessment will be in the form of a written report (100%) on the application of recent advances to a production system selected by the student and agreed by the course tutor.
The assignment will be launched during the week-long attendance and normally submitted 10 -12 weeks later. A detailed schedule will be provided as part of the course teaching scheme.
AgriFood Training Partnership
The University of Reading
PO Box 226, Whiteknights
Reading RG6 6AP
T. +44 (0)330 333 4530