Appendix A - Courses

Animal Science

ANSC*6010 Topics in Comparative Animal Nutrition F [0.50]
Current topics in the feeding and nutrition of agricultural, companion and captive animal species. Emphasis is placed on the influence of nutrients on metabolic integration at tissue, organ and whole-animal levels. A nutritional case study will be conducted to allow students to solve practical feeding problems by applying basic nutritional principles. The course is offered every other year on even years.
Department(s): Department of Animal Biosciences
ANSC*6020 Poultry and Swine Nutrition W [0.50]
A discussion of current topics in the feeding and nutrition of domestic fowl and swine based on the critical appraisal of selected journal readings.
Department(s): Department of Animal Biosciences
ANSC*6030 Modelling Metabolic Processes F [0.50]
Building and testing of mathematical models of metabolic processes using continuous simulation software to assist in weekly assignments. Choice of model based on students' research interests (e.g. protein synthesis, nutrient uptake, rumen fermentation). Term project to reproduce model from scientific knowledge.
Department(s): Department of Animal Biosciences
ANSC*6050 Biometry for Animal Sciences W [0.50]
For students involved in animal research. The course will provide outlines of appropriate presentation and analysis of experimental data with emphasis on different analytical techniques.
Department(s): Department of Animal Biosciences
ANSC*6100 Special Project F,W,S [0.50]
Supervised program of study in some aspect of animal and poultry science that can involve an experimental project and/or detailed analysis of the literature.
Department(s): Department of Animal Biosciences
ANSC*6210 Principles of Selection in Animal Breeding W [0.50]
Definition of selection goals, prediction of genetic progress and breeding values, and the comparison of selection programs.
Department(s): Department of Animal Biosciences
ANSC*6240 Topics in Animal Genetics and Genomics F [0.50]
Current literature and classical papers pertaining to quantitative genetics, animal breeding and animal genomics are reviewed in detail through presentation, discussion and critical analysis.
Department(s): Department of Animal Biosciences
ANSC*6250 Growth and Metabolism W [0.50]
Animal growth and metabolism are considered at the cellular level in a manner that extends beyond the basic disciplines of biometrics and biochemistry with attention focused on the main carcass components — muscle, fat and bone.
Department(s): Department of Animal Biosciences
ANSC*6360 Techniques in Animal Nutrition Research W [0.50]
Theory and/or practices of techniques to evaluate feedstuffs and determine nutrient utilization in poultry, swine and ruminants is covered through lectures, short laboratories and a major project.
Department(s): Department of Animal Biosciences
ANSC*6370 Quantitative Genetics and Animal Models F [0.50]
The course covers quantitative genetics theory associated with animal models; linear models applied to genetic evaluation of animals; estimation of genetic parameters for animal models; and computing algorithms for large datasets.
Department(s): Department of Animal Biosciences
ANSC*6390 QTL and Markers W [0.50]
Advanced training in QTL mapping and selection assisted by genetic markers.
Department(s): Department of Animal Biosciences
ANSC*6400 Mammalian Reproduction W [0.50]
Discussions and applications of methodology for collection and examination of gametes and embryos and for measurements of hormones in biological fluids.
Offering(s): Offered in odd-numbered years.
Department(s): Department of Animal Biosciences
ANSC*6440 Advanced Critical Analysis in Applied Ethology F [0.50]
Students explore the process of scientific inquiry and experimental design within the context of applied ethology research. Discussions include the peer review process, critical analyses and applications of methods for applied animal behaviour research.
Department(s): Department of Animal Biosciences
ANSC*6450 Topics in Animal Biotechnology W [0.50]
The course will explore current methods and recent advances of biotechnology, innovation, and emerging translational products of significance to animal production and human health. Next offering Fall 2017.
Department(s): Department of Animal Biosciences
ANSC*6460 Lactation Biology F [0.50]
An in-depth systems analysis of lactation,comparing the cow, pig, rat, human and seal. Mammary development from conception through to lactogenesis, lactation and involution will be covered. Hypotheses of regulation of the biochemical pathways of milk synthesis will be tested in relation to experimental observations.
Department(s): Department of Animal Biosciences
ANSC*6470 Advanced Animal Nutrition and Metabolism I F [0.50]
A systematic review of key aspects of energy, protein, amino acid and carbohydrate utilization and metabolism in farm animals.
Department(s): Department of Animal Biosciences
ANSC*6480 Advanced Animal Nutrition and Metabolism II W [0.50]
A systematic review of key aspects of lipid, vitamin and mineral utilization and metabolism in farm animals.
Department(s): Department of Animal Biosciences
ANSC*6490 Advanced Dairy Management W [0.50]
A comprehensive systems science and integrative capstone course that encompasses the “closing of the loop” education of dairy production systems. Students will be exposed to real-time issues relating to dairy production from, environment, economics, nutrition, housing, health, welfare, society and agrology. This course will allow the student to practice their training from the courses they have been exposed to as undergraduates into many case study evaluations on farms provincially, nationally and internationally.
Restriction(s): Instructor consent required.
Department(s): Department of Animal Biosciences
ANSC*6600 Scientific Communication I U [0.25]
This course is required for completion of a thesis-based MSc degree. Via, reading, guest lectures, online modules and in-class discussion, students will learn about the principles of effective communication, and with training and feedback create a departmental webpage and oral presentation outlining their research plans.
Restriction(s): Restricted to Animal Biosciences students.
Department(s): Department of Animal Biosciences
ANSC*6610 Thesis Proposal and Professional Development I U [0.25]
This course is required for successful completion of an MSc thesis degree. With guidance and instruction, students complete a research proposal, or a literature review for their thesis. Students will also spend 8 hours on professional (e.g. via mygradskills.ca, MITAC Step workshops).
Restriction(s): Restricted to Animal Biosciences students.
Department(s): Department of Animal Biosciences
ANSC*6620 Scientific Communication II U [0.00]
This course is required for successful completion of a PhD degree. Via reading, guest lectures, online modules and in-class discussion, students will learn about the principles of effective communication, and with training and feedback, create a departmental webpage and oral presentation outlining their research plans.
Prerequisite(s): ANSC*6600
Restriction(s): Restricted to Animal Biosciences PhD students.
Department(s): Department of Animal Biosciences
ANSC*6630 Thesis Proposal and Professional Development II U [0.00]
This course is required for successful completion of a PhD degree. Via reading, guest lectures, online modules and in-class discussion, students will learn about the principles of effective communication, and with training and feedback, create a departmental webpage and oral presentation outlining their research plans.
Prerequisite(s): ANSC*6610
Restriction(s): Restricted to Animal Biosciences PhD students.
Department(s): Department of Animal Biosciences
ANSC*6700 Animals in Society: Historical and Global Perspectives on Animal Welfare F [0.50]
A seminar course covering society's duties to animals. Students will learn about the major ethical theories that deal with society's duties towards animals, the main scientific approaches to animal welfare, and the relationship of science to ethics. A brief history of human-animal relationships will be covered and cultural differences described. Students will use this to analyze some current issues.
Department(s): Department of Animal Biosciences
ANSC*6710 Assessing Animal Welfare in Practice W,S [0.50]
A lecture/seminar course covering the principles of applied animal welfare assessment. Students will learn what influences an animal welfare assessment and will understand the components necessary to create an effective and targeted animal welfare program for industry or regulatory application.
Offering(s): Winter offering on-campus, Summer offering Distance Education.
Prerequisite(s): ANSC*6700
Department(s): Department of Animal Biosciences
ANSC*6720 Scientific Assessment of Affective States in Animals W [0.50]
Graduate students will explore the biology and validity of behavioural and physiological techniques used in animal welfare assessment of such phenomena as: sympathetic activation, HPA functioning, stereotypic behaviour and preference responses. A combination of lecture, instructor-led discussion and student-led discussion will explore these areas of animal welfare assessment.
Department(s): Department of Animal Biosciences
ANSC*6730 Applied Environmental Physiology and Animal Housing W [0.50]
A lecture/seminar course covering the principles of applied environmental physiology including temperature regulation, space requirements, animal responses to light and other aspects of the physical environment. Students pursue a topic in depth to develop or update recommended codes of practice and resource-based standards.
Department(s): Department of Animal Biosciences
ANSC*6740 Special Topics in Applied Animal Welfare Science S [0.50]
A lecture/seminar course covering in depth topics in applied animal welfare science. The course will review the scientific research into the welfare of a specific animal species or a specific animal welfare problem common across species, focusing on the main threats to welfare, relevant indicators of welfare, and possible solutions to improve welfare.
Department(s): Department of Animal Biosciences
ANSC*6900 Major Paper in Animal and Poultry Science F,W,S [1.00]
A detailed, critical review of an area of study related to the specialization of students in the MSc by course work and major paper option that includes analysis and interpretation of relevant data.
Department(s): Department of Animal Biosciences
University of Guelph
50 Stone Road East
Guelph, Ontario, N1G 2W1
Canada
519-824-4120