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Livestock & Animal Science

BIRCHAM INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY

Faculty of Life & Earth Sciences



Faculty of Life & Earth Sciences

 

MODULE: Livestock & Animal Science

Program delivered by distance learning higher education up to a maximum of 36 credits. This module may be combined or completed with other online university courses from this faculty.

 

DESCRIPTION: Livestock & Animal Science

Innovative in content and focus, this program puts animal science in perspective by examining not only traditional topics (major species, nutrition, digestion, feeds, genetics, reproduction, disease, and animal behavior) but also by exploring the dynamic nature of livestock engineering, how it forms part of a larger industry, and how livestock becomes a key resource to the well being and sustainability of humans. It also discusses animal welfare and animal rights.

 

Courses list (each subject accounts for 3 Academic Credits):

1 BIU Earned Credit = 1 USA Semester Credit (15 hours of learning) = 2 ECTS Credit (30 hours of study).

 

Animal Science
Animal Breeding
Animal Nutrition
Livestock Industry
Animal Reproduction
Range Nutrition Techniques
Food Science
Biosystems Engineering
Bioprocessing of Byproducts
Farm Management
Range Management
Genetic Improvement

 

DISTANCE EDUCATION DEGREE SUPERVISOR: John Stanley Bircham
More information about this supervisor and instructors at Bircham University Human Network.

 

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DISTANCE LEARNING DEGREE PROGRAMS: Livestock & Animal Science

This module is applicable to Specialist, Expert, Bachelor's, Master's and Ph.D. (Doctor) Programs. This distance learning degree program is designed at the postgraduate level – Master’s or Doctoral. This module may be easily adapted to complete the Specialist, Expert or Bachelor’s adult degree program requirements. A further option is the enrollment into the online university courses listed in this module.

 

Specialist - Expert Diploma in Livestock & Animal Science (21 Academic Credits)
Select 5 courses for the online diploma of Specialist or 7 courses for the Expert Diploma from the total of 12 courses from this specialization module in Livestock & Animal Science.

 

Bachelor's Degree (B.A., B.S., B.B.A.) in Livestock & Animal Science (130 Academic Credits)
36 credits for 12 Specialization Courses in Livestock & Animal Sciencedistance learning higher education.
+ 60 credits in General Education may be transferred from previous education and experience for the completion of this distance learning degree.
+ 34 credits or 11 additional online university courses that may be selected from other modules in the Faculty of Life & Earth Sciences from Bircham International University. This selection must to be approved by the Distance Learning University Education Board.

 

Master's Degree (M.B.A., M.S., M.A.) in Livestock & Animal Science (35~50 Academic Credits)
36 credits for 12 Specialization Courses in Livestock & Animal Sciencedistance learning higher education.
+ 13 credits that correspond to research methodology and the Final Project.

 

Doctorate (Doctor Ph.D. Degree) in Livestock & Animal Science (45~70 Academic Credits)
36 credits for 12 Specialization Courses in Livestock & Animal Sciencedistance learning higher education.
+ 18 credits that correspond to research methodology and the Thesis.

 

 

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METHOD OF INSTRUCTION: Distance Learning Higher Education

This program is delivered by traditional correspondence instruction. Bircham International University will send to your address the physical program suggested textbooks. You will be requested to write 20 to 35 pages reports about these books. You submit these reports by email or mail. The reports are the course exams. Bircham International University will evaluate your required written work. If passed, you will earn the degree from Bircham International University. Read BIU Distance Learning Higher Education Study Guide for more instructions about BIU pedagogy, tutoring and evaluation.

 

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LANGUAGE OF STUDY:

Book and report writing in other language than English must be requested (and approved by BIU) prior to enrollment into this distance learning degree program.

 

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ADMISSION PROCESS: Distance Education University

Bircham International University issues an admission certificate after receiving your complete application for admission. This document will show the amount of credits transferred and validated from previous education and experience, and the amount of credits required to complete the distance learning degree program's major. Bircham University can not perform this evaluation without the complete application for admission.

 

Students enrolling into this distance learning degree program should be aware that:

1. Location: Bircham International University needs a functional geographical location to ship the book and materials for successful completion of this online diploma.
2. Communication: Email, courier, phone are key communication instruments with Bircham University that play an important role in the progress and support of this program of study.
3. Capacity: Any impediment, physical or psychological, to read a book and write a report must be communicated to Bircham International University prior to enrollment into this distance learning degree program.
4. Technology: No specific technology is required to complete this online university degree.
5. Language: Book reading and report writing in other language than English must be requested (and approved by BIU) prior to enrollment in any online university course.
6. Discrimination: There is no discrimination with respect to race, color, gender, beliefs or religion.
7. Age: Check the admission requirements for each distance education adult degree program.
 

 

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SUBJECT COURSES: Livestock & Animal Science

Each subject accounts for 3 credits.

 

Each of the following subjetcs may be studied as a continuing education course.

 

Animal Science

This course examines not only the traditional topics of animal science (major species, nutrition, digestion, feeds, genetics, reproduction, disease, and animal behavior) but also the dynamic nature of livestock engineering, and how livestock becomes a key resource to the well being and sustainability of man. It also discusses animal welfare and animal rights.

Instructor: Marco Claudio Turco

 

Animal Breeding

This course studies the reproductive process of animals with special emphasis on the application of recent techniques in solving reproductive problems associated with fertility and infertility. It considers the biometrical relationships among relatives, methods of estimating genetic parameters, application of crossbreeding systems, and livestock selection techniques. It explores reproductive programs applying techniques of artificial insemination and pregnancy evaluation in livestock.

Instructor: Marco Claudio Turco

 

Animal Nutrition

This course explains the role of animal nutrition in modern agriculture and society, of nutrient metabolism, the formulation of diets from an array of available feedstuff, and the life-cycle feeding of animals. It describes the properties of feedstuff used in the feeding of domestic animals and the feeding practices for a variety of livestock and exotic animal species. It discusses the agronomic, nutritional, and toxicological properties of feedstuff, and gives a solid grounding in the fundamentals of feed processing and diet formulation.

Instructor: Marco Claudio Turco

 

Livestock Industry

This course presents today's modern livestock industry and the multifaceted issues it is facing. It explores various livestock production in rangeland environments and considers breeding, reproduction, nutrition, marketing, and distribution, as well as the techniques in live animal evaluation.

Instructor: Marco Claudio Turco

 

Animal Reproduction

This course deals with the reproductive mechanisms, environmental influences on reproductive endocrinology, physiology, behavior, and ecology of vertebrates. Discussions extend from organismal to cellular level and focus on the diversity of reproductive patterns among animals. It considers the effects of temperature, oxygen, and other environmental factors on the distribution and abundance of animals; as well as habitat selection, food strategies, and mating systems in the organization of reproduction.

Instructor: Jose R. Vazquez

 

Range Nutrition Techniques

This course studies range animal nutrition techniques, including regulation of forage intake, natural, and artificial animal lactation; the effect of digestion, metabolism, and assimilation of nutrients in livestock breeding and production; and the special characteristics of ruminant and non-ruminant nutrition.

Instructor: Marco Claudio Turco

 

Food Science

This course deals with the management of food service systems including purchasing, receiving, regulation of inventory, and factors affecting nutrients in food. It reviews food quality-control parameters (sensory, color, and texture) and added-value such as traditional or novel commodity, ingredient, and process combinations.

Instructor: John Stanley Bircham

 

Biosystems Engineering

This course explores the application of engineering sciences to energy and mass balances in agricultural and biological systems. Emphasis is on solving engineering problems in the areas of air and water vapor systems, machine systems, food systems, grain processing, hydrologic systems, electrical systems, and mass and energy transport in cells and microbes.

Instructor: Jose R. Vazquez

 

Bioprocessing of Byproducts

This course presents the principles of chemistry, microbiology, and engineering applicable to the design of systems for the treatment and utilization of livestock manures and other agricultural byproducts. It explains the bioenergetics of microbial processes, composting agricultural and animal wastes, odor measurement, and toxic control.

Instructor: Luis Fontanet Sallán

 

Farm Management

This course explains the key aspects in today's agriculture production industry. It shows how a good farm management requires the application of economic principles, budgeting procedures, and information systems to determine optimal combinations of crop and livestock. It considers the whole farm resources, planning, and management.

Instructor: John Stanley Bircham

 

Range Management

This course integrates the principles of animal genetics and physiology, nutrition, live animal evaluation, reproduction, and their application to the production of beef and dairy cattle, sheep, swine, horses, and poultry. It merges range ecology, resources, and economics into practical and profitable ranch management and business plans. It shows the utilization of performance and financial records, budgeting, feed resource planning, market strategies, breeding plans, and computer applications.

Instructor: Marco Claudio Turco

 

Genetic Improvement

This course deals with the past, present, and future of genetic improvement with emphasis on the genetic principles underlying plant and animal breeding, and on molecular biological principles underlying genetic analysis and engineering. It explores the use of hormones and DNA for genome modification and improvement.

Instructor: Jose R. Vazquez

 

 

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Accredited (Non USA CHEA). International legalization available.

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