ANSC10010 Introduction to Animal Science

Academic Year 2023/2024

This module is designed to give agricultural and other students an introduction to the study of Animal Science. It will give an overview of animal production at world, EU and national levels, with emphasis on those aspects most relevant to animal production in Ireland. It will deal briefly with the roles of animal breeding/genetics, animal physiology and animal nutrition as well as animal health, behaviour and welfare in Animal Science, including aspects of ongoing and future research areas. Students will be helped explore how scientific principles, concepts and ideas are applied in Animal Science.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

On completion of this module students should be able to:Give a brief overview of animal production most relevant to Ireland and be able to relate this to EU and world animal production;Outline examples of how fundamental scientific principles of the relevant sciences contribute to Animal Science;Access, evaluate, organize and present information from a variety of sources.

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours


Specified Learning Activities


Autonomous Student Learning




Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
The key teaching and learning approaches used in the module are lectures, enquiry & problem-based learning 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Not applicable to this module.
Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Multiple Choice Questionnaire: End of semester exam 2 hour End of Trimester Exam n/a Graded No


Continuous Assessment: MCQ exam Varies over the Trimester n/a Graded No


Carry forward of passed components
Resit In Terminal Exam
Autumn Yes - 2 Hour
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Group/class feedback, post-assessment

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Feedback will be prodived to the class post assessment on grade distribution and sample questions

Name Role
Professor Tommy Boland Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Professor Emmeline Hill Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Professor David MacHugh Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Professor John O'Doherty Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Mr Michael Doran Tutor
Timetabling information is displayed only for guidance purposes, relates to the current Academic Year only and is subject to change.
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33 Fri 11:00 - 11:50
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33 Tues 11:00 - 11:50