D3a - Dipartimento di Scienze Agrarie, Alimentari e Ambientali - Guida degli insegnamenti (Syllabus)


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Sede Agraria
A.A. A.A. 2016-2017
Crediti 6
Ore 54
Periodo 1^ semestre
Lingua ITA
Codice U-gov LM FORESPA W000256


Basic knowledge of biology, chemistry and animal feed.

Modalità di svolgimento del corso

The teaching method is based on lectures in ppt (5 ECTS), given to the students and educational visits in farms, parks and / or protected areas (1 ECTS). As part of the Moodle platform are available: a) teaching materials structured learning units; b) items in the PDF format of interest for deepening of the topics covered in class.


Risultati di apprendimento attesi

Knowledge. The course aims to provide students with the basics of the knowledge of the possible applications of the techniques marked by reducing the impact of the farms and to improve animal welfare conditions.


Applying knowledge and understanding. The course has as a teaching goal to provide students with the principles governing the sustainability and wellness concepts to improve the management of livestock farms and reduce environmental impact.


Cross-expertise. judgement skills: identifying the information needed to understand the business issues; b) transfer in a clear and comprehensive information, ideas and relevant technical solutions to both, and not specialists, representing the different and specific skills involved in the management of sustainable livestock systems (officials, biologists, fauna researchers, farmers).


1 Effects on the environment of the farms, GHG, feeding techniques and sustainable farming and low impact (1.0 ECTS).

2 basic knowledges on animal behavior (0.5 ECTS)

3 Organic Livestock: lines of thought, definition and legislation (1.0 ECTS).

4 Animal welfare: definition, main stress factors, law enforcement (1.5 ECTS).

5 Legal aspects related to the slaughter and transposed and effects on meat quality (1.0 ECTS).

6 Educational visits to livestock farms and critical analysis (1.0 ECTS).

Modalità di svolgimento dell'esame

Livestock and wildlife management is an integrated course made of two units: Sustainable livestock farming system (6 ECTS) and Wildlife management (3 ECTS). Each module is independently evaluated, but with one final grade, resulting from the weighted average (by ECTS of each unit) of the marks obtained in the two modules.



Learning evaluation methods

Final assessment will focus on a discussion on the topics covered, with in-depth presentation of a topic chosen by the student.


Learning evaluation criteria

The student, during the oral test, will have to prove: a) knowledge of the notions concerning the sustainability of farms. b) knowledge of techniques and legislation governing organic farming; c) ethology and animal welfare legislation d) legislation regulating transposed and slaughter.

To pass the oral exam, the student must demonstrate an overall understanding of the content, set out sufficiently corrected with the use of appropriate technical terminology, and to be able to deal with deductive reasoning to enable it to implement appropriate connections within the matter and to have acquired a complete mastery.


Learning measurement criteria

The final grade is attributed in thirtieths. Successful completion of the examination will lead to grades ranging from 18 to 30 “cum laude”.

Final mark allocation criteria

The oral test will be divided into at least three main questions, in addition to the subject of your choice. The answers will be evaluated with a score from 0 to 10 and the overall assessment will make the final judgment of thirty. The degree of 30 “cum laude” is attributed when the student demonstrates complete mastery of the subject.

Testi consigliati

Testi consigliati

  • Vaarst M., Roderick S., Lund V., Lockeretz 2006 Salute e benessere animale in agricoltura biologica I criteri nelle produzioni di origine animale. Ed Italiana a cura di Martini A., Ferrante V., Barbieri S. Edagricole.
  • Jensen P. 2011 Etologia degli animali domestici. Ed Italiana a cura di Bracchi P., Grasselli F., Zannetti G. McGraw Hill Ed.
  • AAVV 2009 Etologia applicata e benessere animale vol. 1-2 a cura di Carenzi C e Panzera M. Point Veterinaire Italie
  • Baincifiore F. 2010 Benessere animale Litograf editore srl
  • Sovrano V.A., Zucca P., Regolin L. 2013 Il comportamento degli animali evoluzione, cognizione e benessere Carrocci editore.


Tutorial session


Tuesday from 3 pm to 4 pm.

Thursday from 3 pm to 4 pm

Corsi di laurea
  • C.L.M. Scienze Forestali, dei Suoli e del Paesaggio (FORESPA)

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