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School of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine
Course unit
AVP3050235, A.A. 2017/18

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2017/18

Information on the course unit
Degree course Second cycle degree in
AG0065, Degree course structure A.Y. 2017/18, A.Y. 2017/18
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 8.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination ANIMALS, ECONOMY AND SOCIETY
Website of the academic structure
Department of reference Department of Agronomy, Food, Natural Resources, Animals and the Environment
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction Italian
Single Course unit The Course unit can be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit can be chosen as Optional Course unit

Teacher in charge GIOVANNI BITTANTE 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 Second semester
Year 1st Year
Teaching method frontal

Organisation of didactics
Type of hours Credits Hours of
Hours of
Individual study
Practice 6.0 48 102.0 No turn
Lecture 2.0 16 34.0 No turn

Start of activities 26/02/2018
End of activities 01/06/2018

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
4 Commissione a.a. 2016/17 01/12/2016 30/11/2017 BITTANTE GIOVANNI (Presidente)
PENASA MAURO (Supplente)

Prerequisites: To have a good knowledge of animal's farming and animal's foods obtained during the previous 3 years bachelor course and the initial teaching activities of the master course.
Target skills and knowledge: The student will learn: the ecological, historical and cultural basis of animal husbandry and agriculture, the role of animal production in the agro-food systems, the different types of animal breeding from a product-chain point of view, the structure of breeders organizations and the more peculiar recent achievements of science and technology. Furthermore the student will learn more on pertinent literature research and on the methodology for the writing of the thesis. A case study will approach the relationships among environment, agriculture, animal production, typical products, local eno-gastronomic culture, turism and development in a specific territory.
Examination methods: The exam will be oral, and could be preceded by a written test.
Assessment criteria: The evaluation of the student will be based especially on his/her ability to discuss critically the topics studied during the lectures and to analyze a complex problem related to an animal production or product and to propose sustainable solutions.
Course unit contents: The program during the semester is based on:
1st credit: some seminars and lectures on the ecological and cultural bases of animal productions;
2nd credit: some seminars and lectures on the hystorical and economical trend of food production and consumption with special emphasis to food of animal origin;
3rd credit: some lectures and exercises on thesis planning and scientific literature review;
4th credit: participation to scientific and or technological meetings and seminars with reporting, discussion and critical conclusions;
5th and 6th credits: analysis of the critical points relating animal science and consumer health;
7th, and 8th credit: Case study on relationships between animal production, environment, culture, traditions, astronomy and turism in a given territory.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: The program is based on: seminars and lectures by the professor and by experts on items regarding the technological development; some technical visits to innovative farms and industries.
Additional notes about suggested reading: Articles, presentations and e-books will be given by teacher through the Moodle platform.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)