A compendium describing the various production systems, including environmental factors, breeds and breeding, feeds and feeding and management aspects will constitute the basic framework and curriculum for the course. Researchers and postgraduate both within and outside NMBU will elaborate their research experience from different national and international projects. Brief knowledge of research designing, methodology, interpretation/results from various ongoing and successfully completed projects will be delivered. A novel approach of describing the whole research concept will be adapted by linking knowledge of various research projects with the practical academic writing by the collaboration of NMBU Writing Centre. In addition, students will get an opportunity to interact with researchers of various disciplines. Students will also have access to lecture handouts and semester assignments from fellow students.
Animal science introductory course or equivalent.
The objective of this course is to give students basic knowledge about important production systems for livestock and fish. Breeding, nutrition, veterinary and other management aspects are lectured in theatre presentations by specialists in various fields. In addition to the broader system approach, students will also obtain in-depth knowledge in a limited area of their interest by writing and presenting a semester assignment. In this process, the student will also acquire experience in writing and presenting a scientific paper. After completing the course, students will have a broader understanding of potentials and challenges of animal production and fish farming in the tropics. The students will be introduced to experts in various disciplines at NMBU and partner institutions, and to projects in the South in which they can do research for their Master thesis. In their lectures, specialists from different fields and cultural backgrounds will focus on ethical aspects and increased awareness of other cultures.