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School of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine
Course unit
AGO2045138, A.A. 2019/20

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2018/19

Information on the course unit
Degree course Second cycle degree in
AG0062, Degree course structure A.Y. 2017/18, A.Y. 2019/20
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination LIVESTOCK CHAINS AND PRODUCTS QUALITY
Website of the academic structure
Department of reference Department of Land, Environment, Agriculture and Forestry
E-Learning website
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 ENRICO STURARO AGR/19

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses AGR/19 Special Techniques for Zoology 6.0

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

Type of hours Credits Teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Practice 2.0 16 34.0 No turn
Lecture 4.0 32 68.0 No turn

Start of activities 30/09/2019
End of activities 18/01/2020
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2017 course timetable

Prerequisites: Basic knowledge in livestock science
Target skills and knowledge: The student will learn the multifunction services produced by livestock chains in mountain areas. He will be able to produce critical analyses of the strategies aimed at valorize the mountain livestock sector.
Examination methods: oral
Assessment criteria: Journal club and discussion groups are organized during the semester,and the level of participation is considered for the final evaluation (1/3 of final evaluation). A mini-review on a specific topic must be prepared by the students not attending the lectures. Oral exam verifies the learning outcomes (2/3 of final evaluation).
Course unit contents: Overview and classification of livestock chains, focused on mountain areas (1 ECTS)
Dairy chains in mountain areas: quality of milk and cheeses (1 ECTS)
Beef chains and small ruminant productions in mountain areas (1 ECTS)
Multifunctional services of livestock chains in mountain areas (1 ECTS)
Strategies for the valorization of livestock chains in mountainous areas (PDO, Organic, Slow food...) (1 ECTS)
Journal club: presentation and discussion of scientific papers (1 ECTS)
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Lectures,presentation and discussion of scientific papers , technical excursions
Additional notes about suggested reading: Slides, technical and scientific literature are provided by the teacher at the beginning of the semester and are available on the website:

Students are invited to ask an appointment by e-mail to meet the teacher.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)

Innovative teaching methods: Teaching and learning strategies
  • Lecturing
  • Case study
  • Interactive lecturing
  • 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)
Zero Hunger Clean Water and Sanitation Responsible Consumption and Production Climate Action Life Below Water Life on Land