Fundanentals of Animal Nutrition Theory

Composite Course Information
Parent Course
Component Courses
  1. 2.4.00 Fundanentals of Animal Nutrition Practise
  2. 2.4.01 Fundanentals of Animal Nutrition Theory
Course Information
TitleΒΑΣΙΚΕΣ ΑΡΧΕΣ ΔΙΑΤΡΟΦΗΣ (ΘΕΩΡΙΑ) / Fundanentals of Animal Nutrition Theory
FacultyHealth Sciences
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
Other CharacteristicsPart of composite course
Course ID600000729

Programme of Study: PPS Tmīmatos Ktīniatrikīs (2020-2021)

Registered students: 0
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSCompulsory Course216

Class Information
Academic Year2018 – 2019
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours24
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to understand the fundamentals of nutrition and to perform chemical analysis on feeds
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an international context
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Respect natural environment
Course Content (Syllabus)
1η hour Feed- Chemical composition of feeds and animal body 2η hour Carbohydrates – The role of carbohydrates in animal nutrition 3η hour Lipids - The role of lipids in animal nutrition 4η -5η hour Proteins–Protein quality, biological value, essential amino acids. The role of proteins in animal nutrition 6η -7η hour Protein requirements, classification, properties 8η -9η hour Other Nitrogenous compounds – Their role in ruminant nutrition 10η -11η hour Vitamins – The role of vitamins in animal nutrition 12η -13η hour Inorganic substances and water - Their role in animal nutrition 14η -15η hour Digestibility of nutrients and factors affecting digestibility. Availability of inorganic substances and factors affecting availability 16η -17η hour Energy value of feed nutrients 18η -19η hour Energy partition within the animal 20η -21η hour Utilization of energy 22η -23η hour Energy requirements of animals and methods of evaluation 24η hour Feed additives
Nutrition, Digestibility, Feed additives, Chemical composition, Nutrients
Educational Material Types
  • Slide presentations
  • Multimedia
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Laboratory Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Course Organization
Laboratory Work
Written assigments
Student Assessment
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
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