Animal Nutrition I

University College Dublin

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Animal Nutrition I

  • Host University

    University College Dublin

  • Location

    Dublin, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    Animal Science, Nutrition and Food Science

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    Requirements: Introductory Chemistry and Biochemistry Modules

  • Course Level Recommendations


    ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.

    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    This module is designed for students in Animal Science/Animal Science Equine/Animal & Crop Production/Dairy Business. The module is designed to give students an understanding of nutrition for both ruminant and monogastric farm animals. Topics dealt with include the following: structure and functioning of the digestive system, the processes of digestion and absorption plus digestive disorders; metabolism of nutrients, especially in relation to energy, protein, minerals and vitamins plus an introduction to metabolic disorders; nutrient requirements and systems of energy and protein evaluation of feeds; dry matter intake; feed additives; feed processing; major classes of feedstuffs.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.

Please reference fall and spring course lists as not all courses are taught during both semesters.

Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.


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