Module:Applied Agricultural Science

Module details

  • Module code

  • Module leader

    Dr Bozena Zaleska
  • Module Level

  • Module credits

  • Min study time

    150 hours
  • Contact hrs

    36 hours

Module content

The module content will be divided into two sections:

Animal Science:

This section concentrates on the concepts of animal anatomy and physiology, especially concentrating on the specifics of digestive and reproductive systems of livestock. You will also cover the principles of genetics and animal breeding and their importance in management and improvement of animals from the production point of view. Finally, the section will finish with discussions about the animal growth, health and welfare concepts so important in the animal production.

Crop Science:

Crop Science teaching will provide an understanding for the environmental, nutritional, genetic and synthetic inputs required for crop yield and quality. You will explore concepts of plant biochemistry; crop physiology; crop evolution, adaptation and breeding targets; and the protection and alleviation of biotic and abiotic stresses.

Module outcomes

On successful completion of this module a student should be able to:

  1. Apply knowledge of the scientific basis of crop and livestock production to specific farming situations
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of the characteristics of crop and livestock growth and development
  3. Demonstrate the value of an understanding of limitations to productivity within a sustainable production environment
  4. Analyse the key components of appropriate nutrition


Assessment Description Weighting
Coursework 1 Animal Science. 1500 words Students are required to discuss the main biological processes in animal and the importance of management in the production cycle. 50%
Coursework 2 Crop Science. 1500 words Students are required to discuss the importance of optimising plant nutrition for sustainable crop production. 50%

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