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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. 2018/19

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

Information on the course unit
Degree course Second cycle degree in
ANIMAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
AG0065, Degree course structure A.Y. 2017/18, A.Y. 2018/19
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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)
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

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

Course unit organization
Period First semester
Year 2nd Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
hours
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 01/10/2018
End of activities 18/01/2019

Syllabus
Prerequisites: Basic knowledge of organic chemistry, animal biology and anatomy and physiology of animals used for livestock production.
Target skills and knowledge: The student will acquire the techniques of management and conservation of animal genetic resources and will be able to compare them with those typical of the genetic improvement of animals for livestock production. The student will be able to recognize and characterize, with modern approaches (genomics and proteomics), species and animal breeds. The student will be able to define a conservation and valorization program of local populations and will be able to estimate the degree of risk of the disappearance of animal genetic resources. Furthermore, the student will know how to quantify the added value of animal genetic resources associated with their products, the environment and the territory.
Examination methods: Written exam in English.
Assessment criteria: Contribution to paper mark:
80% - Final examination.
20% - Group reports on specific topics (home-work), participation to 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 (60%).
Classroom exercise, on-line self-assessment test, exercises in the laboratory of animal biotechnologies (30%).
Guided tours in conservation centers (10%).

Teaching will be in enighish language.
Additional notes about suggested reading: Lecture notes.

Global plan of action (FAO).

National Plan of Agricultural Biodiversity.

All the material presented during classes and exercises/visits will be available at the following link: https://elearning.unipd.it/scuolaamv/
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

Innovative teaching methods: Teaching and learning strategies
  • Lecturing
  • Laboratory
  • Case study
  • Working in group
  • Loading of files and pages (web pages, Moodle, ...)

Innovative teaching methods: Software or applications used
  • Moodle (files, quizzes, workshops, ...)

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
Responsible Consumption and Production Climate Action