APMA515-Sustainable Livestock Production Systems- CPD

Module Provider: School of Agriculture, Policy and Development
Number of credits: 0 [0 ECTS credits]
Level:7
Terms in which taught: Summer term module
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Current from: 2019/0

Module Convenor: Dr Caroline Rymer

Email: c.rymer@reading.ac.uk

Type of module:

Summary module description:

This distance learning module aims to develop in students a systematic understanding of a range of different livestock production systems.  Using a series of interactive, online sessions and discussions, it examines the challenges and opportunities facing different livestock sectors, and explores the relative environmental, economic and social sustainability associated with each sector.  


Aims:

To provide a critical awareness of the challenges and opportunities associated with developing sustainable livestock production systems. 


Assessable learning outcomes:

By the end of the module, students will be able to:




  • Critically evaluate the challenges and opportunities facing different livestock sectors

  • Critically evaluate measures to improve the sustainability of a livestock production system


Additional outcomes:


  • Use appropriate tools to identify reliable information and literature on a given topic

  • Communicate research findings clearly


Outline content:

Topics within this module will include:




  • Pig production systems

  • Poultry production systems

  • Dairy production systems

  • Ruminant meat production systems


Brief description of teaching and learning methods:

Each topic will be introduced with some interactive online material and downloadable materials.  There will be a series of online discussions and exercises to support learning.


Contact hours:
  Autumn Spring Summer
Demonstration 25
Guided independent study: 40
       
Total hours by term 65
       
Total hours for module

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Summative assessment- Coursework and in-class tests:

There is no assessment of this module


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Penalties for late submission:
Penalties for late submission on this module are in accordance with the University policy. Please refer to page 5 of the Postgraduate Guide to Assessment for further information: http://www.reading.ac.uk/internal/exams/student/exa-guidePG.aspx

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Last updated: 10 April 2019

THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THIS MODULE DESCRIPTION DOES NOT FORM ANY PART OF A STUDENT'S CONTRACT.

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