Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
ZZO204GENERAL ANIMAL SCIENCEElective244
Level of Course Unit
First Cycle
Objectives of the Course
To teach animal production values in the World and Turkey and basic principles of animal husbandry, breeding and nutrition
Name of Lecturer(s)
Doç. Dr. Muazzez Acar, Dr. Funda Erdoğan Ataç
Learning Outcomes
1Knows animal production values in the World and Turkey
2Understands basic knowledge on species, breeds, reproduction, lactation, adaptation and animal behaviour
3Understands basic knowledge on animal nutrition
4Understands basic knowledge on selection and breeding methods
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
General theoretical and practical knowledge on husbandry, breeding and nutrition of livestock
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1Animal production in agriculture, role of animal products in human nutrition and animal production in the WorldIntroduction of facilities of the Animal Science Department
2Animal production and main problems of animal production in TurkeyAnimal identification methods
3Domestication and changes by domesticationRecord keeping in animal husbandry
4Species and breeds Introduction of species and breeds (visual media)
5Reproduction in livestockReproduction and artificial insemination (Practice or visual media)
6LactationMilking and milking systems
7Adaptation to environmentDetermining of age in small and large animals
8Animal behaviour and welfareAnimal handling restraint methods
9Midterm exam Midterm exam week
10Feed ScienceDescription of feeds
11Nutrition of ruminantsRuminant feeding practises
12Nutrition of poultry Poultry feeding practises
13Selection and basic principles of selectionPractices on preventive measures for animal health
14 Breeding methodsTechnical trip to Faculty farm in Menemen
15Preventive measures for animal healthPractice exam
16Final exam-
Recommended or Required Reading
Akçapınar, H., Özbeyaz, C. 1999. Hayvan Yetiştiriciliği Temel Bilgileri. 1. Baskı. Ankara Üniv. Vet. Fak. Baskı: Kariyer Matbaacılık, Ankara. Arıtürk, E. 1983. Genel Zootekni. II. Baskı. Ankara Üniv. Vet. Fak. Yayınları: 395. Ankara Üniv. Basımevi. Bıyıklıoğlu, K. 2009. Genel Zootekni. Atatürk Üniversitesi Yayınları No:231. Erzurum. Cheeke, P.R. 2005. Applied Animal Nutrition Feeds and Feeding. Pearson Published by Prentice Hall. Upper Saddle River, New Jersey 07458. ISBN: 0-13-113331-4. Düzgüneş, O., Eliçin, A. 1986. Hayvan Yetiştirme İlkeleri. Ankara Üniv. Zir. Fak. Yayınları: 978, Ders Kitabı: 288. Ankara Üniv. Basımevi. Koçak, Ç; Kaymakçı, M.; Sönmez R. 1990. Zootekni Uygulamaları (4. Basım). Ege Üniv. Zir.Fak. Yayınları. No: 289, İzmir Kaymakçı, M., 2010. İleri Koyun Yetiştiriciliği.Genişletilmiş 6. Baskı, Meta Basım. Bornova-İzmir. Kaymakçı, M., 2010. Keçi Yetiştiriciliği. Meta Basım. Bornova-İzmir. Kutlu, H.R. 2009. Tavukların Beslenmesi. Tavukçuluk Bilimi - Yetiştirme, Besleme-Hastalıklar. Bölüm 11, 353-498s. Bey Ofset Matbaacılık, Ankara. Özkan, K., Açıkgöz, Z. 2007. Kanatlı Kümes Hayvanlarının Beslenmesi. Hasad Yayıncılık Ltd. Şti. 978-975-8377-55-8. İstanbul. Schmidt, G.H.; Van Vleck, L.D.; Hutjens, M.F. 1988. Principles of Dairy Science. 2nd ed. Prentice Hall, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey. Sevgican, F. 2001. Ruminantların Beslenmesi. Ege Üniv. Ziraat Fak. Yayınları: 524. İzmir
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
SUM0
End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
SUM0
SUM0
Language of Instruction
Turkish
Work Placement(s)
None
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination122
Final Examination122
Attending Lectures14228
Practice13226
Self Study14228
Individual Study for Homework Problems177
Individual Study for Mid term Examination11010
Individual Study for Final Examination11515
Laboratory Examination122
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)120
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
PO
1
PO
2
PO
3
PO
4
PO
5
PO
6
LO132    
LO2      
LO32     
LO4      
* Contribution Level : 1 Very low 2 Low 3 Medium 4 High 5 Very High
 
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