Agricultural and Food Production Science
- Module code
- Module leader
- Dr Hugh Martin
- Module level
- Module credits
- Min study time
- 150 hours
- Contact Hrs within study time
- 30 hours
- Teaching period
- Semester 1
- Nutrition: essential chemical and biochemical characterisation of foods and feeds. Classification of major and micro nutrients. Proximate and other analytical techniques. Comparative species digestive physiology.
- Genetics: Principles of inheritance, genotype and phenotype characterisation. Genetic diversity and modification of organisms.
- Reproduction : Neuro endocrinology, reproductive anatomy and physiology in male and female.
- Veterinary : Health, welfare and preventative control of common diseases.
Plant and Crop Science
- Plant classification, structure and function. Crop growth and development.
- Physiological processes, yield formation. Crop protection.
To achieve credit for this module, students must be able to:
- Understand the importance of the scientific principles that support animal and crop production practices and influence food quality and safety
- Develop an understanding of the anatomy and morphology of farm animals and crop plants.
- Develop an understanding of the principle physiological processes associated with crop and animal productivity.
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Students should be familiar with the content of at least one of the following:
- Adams, M.R. and Moss, M.O. (2008). Food Microbiology. Royal Society of Chemistry.
- Black, A. and C. (2006). Dictionary of Food Science and Nutrition. A and C Black Publications.
- Chesworth, J.M., Stuchbury, T. and Scaife, J.R. (1998). An Introduction to Agricultural Biochemistry. Chapman and Hall.
- Frandson, R.D., Wilke, W.L. and Fails, A.D. (2003). Anatomy and Physiology of Farm Animals. (6th edition). Lea and Febiger.
- Graham, L.E., Graham, J.M. and Wilcox, L.W. (2006). Plant Biology. Pearson, Prentice Hall.
- Hay, R.K.M. and Walker, A.J. (2006). An Introduction to the Physiology of Crop Yield. (2nd edition). Longman Scientific and Technical. (Introductory chapter only).
- McDonald, P., Edwards, R.A., Greenhalgh, J.F.D. and Morgan, C.A. (2002). Animal Nutrition. (6th edition). Longman.
- Animal, Livestock Production Science, Nutrition and Food Science, British Food Journal. Crop Science, Annals of Applied Biology.