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School of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine
ANIMAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Course unit
LIVESTOCK BIODIVERSITY AND ANIMAL FOOD SAFETY
AVP3050236, A.A. 2017/18

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2016/17

Information on the course unit
Degree course Second cycle degree in
SCIENZE E TECNOLOGIE ANIMALI (Ord. 2008)
AG0065, Degree course structure A.Y. 2008/09, A.Y. 2017/18
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 8.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination LIVESTOCK BIODIVERSITY AND ANIMAL FOOD SAFETY
Website of the academic structure http://www.agrariamedicinaveterinaria.unipd.it
Department of reference Department of Agronomy, Food, Natural Resources, Animals and the Environment
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction English
Branch LEGNARO (PD)

Lecturers
Teacher in charge MARTINO CASSANDRO AGR/17

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses AGR/17 General Techniques for Zoology and Genetic Improvement 8.0

Mode of delivery (when and how)
Period First semester
Year 2nd Year
Teaching method frontal

Organisation of didactics
Type of hours Credits Hours of
teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Shifts
Practice 1.0 8 17.0 No turn
Laboratory 1.0 8 17.0 No turn
Lecture 6.0 48 102.0 No turn

Calendar
Start of activities 02/10/2017
End of activities 19/01/2018

Syllabus
Prerequisites: Knowledge of: basic elements of Anatomy and physiology of animals in livestock production
Any preparatory lessons (recommended): organic chemistry, animal biology
Target skills and knowledge: Acquire the techniques of management and conservation of animal genetic resources, by comparing them with those of animal genetic improvement in livestock production. Recognize and characterize, with modern approaches (genomic and proteomic analysis), livestock species and breeds. Knowing how to define a program conservation and enhancement of animal species with limited diffusion. Being able to estimate the degree of risk of extinction of animal genetic resources. Knowing how to assess the added value of animal genetic resources associated with their products to the environment and the territory.
Examination methods: Written, oral on request.
The exam will be in the english language.
Assessment criteria: Final assessment will weigh 80%, while the remaining 20% according to the following activities: group relations (homeworks), participation in exercises, visits and laboratory activities.
Course unit contents: 1 CFU: Animal Biodiversity
2 CFU: Livestock Biodiversity
3 CFU: Livestock species to bring into the Ark
4 CFU: Strategies and conservation schemes
5 CFU: Measures of genetic diversity and uniqueness
6 CFU: Molecular markers
7 CFU: Case studies
8 CFU: Exercises and visits
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Lectures, exercise in the classroom, guided tours in conservation centers, online self-assessment tests, laboratory exercises genomics.
Teaching will be in the english language.
The total hours of the course are divided as follows:
60% hours of lectures
30% of hours of laboratory and practical actions
10% of hours of educational visits
Additional notes about suggested reading: Notes of the course;
Global plan of action of the FAO;
National Plan for Agricultural Biodiversity.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • J.K. Oldenbroek, Genebanks and the conservation of farm animal genetic resources. The Netherlands: DLo Institute for Animal science and Healthe, P.O., 1999. ISBN 90-75124-06-6 Cerca nel catalogo