ANSC30380 Animal Science Industries

Academic Year 2022/2023

This undergraduate module targets students specialising in Animal Science/Animal Production.
This module is designed to make students more familiar with the range of industry employers and understand the role these businesses play in farm animal production systems.
A range of 10 -12 industry partners will deliver module content to the students over the course of the trimester covering business models, technical detail, career progression and emerging trends in the animal science/animal production area.
The overall purpose of this module is to visualize the practical application of the theoretical knowledge gained in other modules in the pre and pot farm gate setting.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

On completion of this module the students should be able to:
Understand the industries supporting and emanating from farm animal production systems in Ireland.
Describe the role of the various pre- and post far gate businesses in farm animal production systems.
Comment on key opportunities and challenges faced by these businesses and how it impacts on farm animal production systems
Describe new and emerging technologies in the businesses supporting farm animal production systems.

Indicative Module Content:

A range of 10 to 12 key stakeholders in the farm animal production industries will deliver lecture content to students covering the entire range of pre and post farm gate support industries.
These industries include but are not limited to:
Meat and Milk processors
Breeding and Genetics
Feed processing
Advisory and representative bodies
Ag tech companies
Feed additives
Animal Health
DAFM and Bord Bia

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours
Autonomous Student Learning






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

Not applicable to this module.

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
ANSC30070 - Professional Work Experience, ANSC30230 - Professional Work Exp (Equine), ANSC30370 - Prof Work Exp (Dairy), CPSC30010 - Professional Work Experience

Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Multiple Choice Questionnaire: This assessment will be in the form of an MCQ where all content up to week 6 will be open to examination. Week 7 n/a Graded No


Multiple Choice Questionnaire: This assessment will be in the form of an MCQ where all content covered in weeks 7 to 12 inclusive will be open to examination. Week 12 n/a Graded No


Carry forward of passed components
Resit In Terminal Exam
Summer No
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?

Following the continuous assessments, feedback will be provided to the class.

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 Thurs 11:00 - 12:50