Fundanentals of Animal Nutrition Theory

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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: 160
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSCompulsory Course214.5

Class Information
Academic Year2021 – 2022
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 basic principles of animal nutrition and be able to perform chemical feed analysis. • understand the composition of feed, the composition of the animal body and the relationship between them, • understand the role of carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, vitamins and minerals as well as the role of feed additives • calculate the energy content of food and cover the energy and protein needs of animals
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 Work70
Written assigments6
Student Assessment
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Additional bibliography for study
Παροχή τίτλων βιβλίων της ελληνικής και διεθνούς βιβλιογραφίας.
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