RESEARCH METHODS IN ANIMAL SCIENCE

Course ID: BZO-SE>RESMANIMSCI
Course title: RESEARCH METHODS IN ANIMAL SCIENCE
Semester: 2 / Winter
ECTS: 5
Lectures/Classes: 30 / 30 hours
Field of study: Animal Science
Study cycle: 2nd cycle
Type of course: compulsory
Prerequisites:
Contact person: dr Tomasz Hikawczuk tomasz.hikawczuk@upwr.edu.pl
Short description: Students should have knowledge about of methods to animal testing; statistical methods of processing the results of experiments; use in analysis of data statistical programs. Achieving the ability to correctly interpretation the results.
Full description: General methodology of experiments; methodology of the observation-based husbandry investigations; the rules of the carrying, modeling, organization and advisory of the experiments; selection of animals to the experiments considering their productivity and behavior; statistical evaluation; interpretation of the result;. the rules of merits and editorial elaboration of results and organization and founding of scientific activity in Poland; ethics of scientific experiments, substantial of copyrights as well as the skill of merits elaboration of common-scientific articles.
Bibliography: Mead R., Curnow R.N., Hasted A.M.: 1993. Statistical Methods in Agriculture and Experimental Biology. Second Edition. Chapman & Hall.
Learning outcomes: After course completion In area of knowledge 1. The student knows the kinds and types of experiments on animals and the rules governing them. Presents advanced knowledge on the methods of mathematical statistics used in research zootechnical. 2. Student knows the general methodological assumptions of experimental research, with particular emphasis on experimentation zootechnical, including rules on research planning and selection for their animals and the planning, organization and supervision over the course of the experiment. Distinguishes and characterizes errors experience. 3. Student can use of tools and statistical packages allow to analyse experimental results. In area of skills: 1. Student has the ability to plan and carry out experiments. 2. Student apply apropriacje techniques to collect, organize and collect data and interpret the results of studies. 3. Student shall take the necessary research and interpretation tools; uses databases and literature. In area of social competences: 1. Student is aware of the importance of appropriate use of test methods on animals. 2. Student is able to work independently and in a team in the implementation of specific research task.
Assessment methods and assessment criteria: Passing classes: credit systematic tasks in exercises, written tests to assess at the end of the thematic groups. The presence at exercises is obligatory; student can have only one unexcused absence. In the absence excused student is required to pass the relevant part of the material. Passing classes based on the average ratings. Completion of the course: student holding credit exercises enters into a written exam (5 open questions out of 150) in the examination session. If the exam is not counted in the first term student has the right to re-sit orally or in writing in the second period

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