PIG PRODUCTION

Course Information
TitleΧΟΙΡΟΤΡΟΦΙΑ / PIG PRODUCTION
Code223Υ
FacultyAgriculture, Forestry and Natural Environment
SchoolAgriculture
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate, 2nd / Postgraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
CommonNo
StatusActive
Course ID420001246

Class Information
Academic Year2018 – 2019
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Class ID
600120271
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
  • Skills Development
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the course the students will be able to: 1. Know the biology and the geographical diversity of the domestic pig and identify the most common breeds of pigs, 2. identify the different swine production systems (farrow to finish, vertically integrated free range etc., 3. identify the different production stages in a swine enterprise (weaning breeding, nursery, etc.), 4. to apply mating schemes and follow a genetic improvement or breeding program, 5. select breeding livestock (gilts, boars)
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Respect natural environment
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
The significance and evolution of pig production. Races, genetic evaluation and reproductional use of pigs. Basic production traits. Genetic improvement systems, conditions and management in pig production.
Keywords
Swine Production, Pigs, Husbandry
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Video lectures
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Description
Use of 1. power point 2. E-mail access to all students for info purposes and lecture clarification
Course Organization
ActivitiesWorkloadECTSIndividualTeamworkErasmus
Lectures78
Laboratory Work25
Total103
Student Assessment
Description
Final Exam: 100%
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
Last Update
06-05-2014