Recognise the global context within which food production now operates. Explore the sciences underpinning food animal husbandry and animal production systems Support students to identify, analyse and solve biological, technological and economic problems encountered in pig production systems, Support students to evaluate the wider global, environmental, economic, social, ethical and political issues associated with pig production systems.
How will it benefit me? The course will: Prepare students for a career in Pig Production. Offer vocational training in the area of applied Pig Production. Prepare students for PhD studies.
Example modules: Pig Production Systems Mono-gastric Nutrition and Ration Formulation Pig Breeding Genetics and Product Quality Pig and Poultry Environment, Health and Welfare Emerging Issues in Mono-gastric Production Systems Major Research Project (MSc)
Elective Modules: Elective modules from the list below can be studied in addition to the core modules identified above.
Food chain related Food Product Development Meat Science and Public Health Animal Production, Meat Processing & Quality Food Policy and Ethics
Farm Business Management Farm Business Management Farm Business Analysis Farm Business Strategy
Agri-Business Management Leadership & People Management Principles of Finance Strategic Management & International Agribusiness Food Business Operations Management Agri-Food Marketing
Systems Related Precision Farming Technology Animal Welfare and Bioethics
Modules are usually delivered as an intensive short course, taught over a one week block, with a maximum of 5 days per 15 credit module providing in the region of 35 hours of contact time.
Teaching may consist of formal lectures, seminars, tutorials, practical exercises, laboratory sessions, study visits or the use of guest speakers.
The PgC, PgD and MSc are offered full-time and part-time to allow those in work to study towards an award at a pace that suits their needs and time available.
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