|Module code||VKU 400|
|Faculty||Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences|
Introduction to research methodology. Principles and terminology related to research in animal science. Scientific writing skills and communication. Popular articles, seminars and preparation of scientific manuscripts. Project proposals: approach to problem solving, methodology and appropriate referencing and reporting. Presentation of seminar. Multidisciplinary case studies in a Southern African context. Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are reviewed with the focus on the challenges and applications in South Africa and Africa. Practical work includes a growth trial, where all components of animal science are combined in a 3-months group project and concluded with a scientific report. The project may include broilers, or sheep, or cattle.
|Prerequisites||Final year students only.|
|Contact time||1 seminar per week, 2 lectures per week|
|Language of tuition||Module is presented in English|
|Period of presentation||Year|
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