Maria Christina Härdi-Landerer: Catalogue data in Autumn Semester 2017

Name Dr. Maria Christina Härdi-Landerer
E-mailmariaha@retired.ethz.ch
DepartmentEnvironmental Systems Science
RelationshipLecturer

NumberTitleECTSHoursLecturers
751-1010-00LIntroduction to Scientific Methods Part II: Scientific Writing Restricted registration - show details 2 credits4GB. Studer, M. Barthel, B. Dorn, A. K. Gilgen, M. C. Härdi-Landerer, J. Helfenstein, A. Hofmann, R. Kölliker, S. Marquardt, M. Meraner, A. Oberson Dräyer, E. A. Pérez Torres
AbstractDie Studierenden kennen die Grundlagen und die Konventionen des wissenschaftlichen Schreibens in den Naturwissenschaften, können wissenschaftliche Literatur suchen und verwalten sowie wissenschaftliche Publikationen analysieren. Sie setzen das Gelernte beim Schreiben eines eigenen Textes um.
ObjectiveDie Studierenden kennen die Grundlagen und die Konventionen des wissenschaftlichen Schreibens in den Naturwissenschaften. Sie setzen das Gelernte beim Schreiben eines kritischen Literaturberichtes zu einem agrarwissenschaftlichen Thema ihrer Wahl um. Die Lehrveranstaltung bereitet die Studierenden auf weitere schriftliche Arbeiten im Studium der Agrarwissenschaften vor, beispielsweise auf die Bachelor-Arbeit.
Lecture notesEs wird ein Skript abgegeben.
751-6101-00LAnatomy and Physiology of Man and Animals I2 credits2VM. C. Härdi-Landerer, S. E. Ulbrich
AbstractImparts a basic understanding of physiology an anatomy in man and domestic animals, focusing on the interrelations between morphology and function of the organism, in particular of domestic animals. This is fostered by discussing all subjects from a functional point of view. The lecture consists of two consecutive parts.
Objective.
751-6121-00LRegulatory Physiology Information 2 credits2VS. E. Ulbrich, M. C. Härdi-Landerer, S. Thanner
AbstractHormone und Zytokine spielen als Signalmediatoren eine besondere Rolle bei der Regulation der Homöostase von Körperfunktionen (Flüssigkeits-, Temperatur-, Energie-Homöostase, Immunität). Insbesondere im Zusammenhang mit pathologischen Konstellationen (Fieber, Stress, metabolische Imbalance, Schmerzen) wird diese komplexe Funktion verständlich. Vermittlung von Methoden zur Hormonanalytik.
ObjectiveDie Studierende werden verstehen, wie physiologische Entgleisungen entstehen und diese die am häufigsten vorkommenden gesundheitlichen Probleme in der Tierhaltung verursachen (Kälberdurchfall, Milchfieber, Ketose, Stress, Schmerz). Auf Grund des erlernten Wissens über das Zusammenwirken von humoralen und neuronalen Regelkreisen können Sie die Wirksamkeit von Einflussfaktoren und möglichen Präventionsmassnahmen beurteilen. Neben dem Vorlesungsteil ergänzen unterschiedliche Lehrmitteln wie Praxispublikationen, Expertenchats und wissenschaftliche Texte die Studierenden im eigenständigen, problemorientierten Erlernen und Bearbeiten von konkreten Fragestellungen aus Problemkreisen der Tierhaltung.
751-6501-00LRuminant Science (HS)4 credits4GM. Kreuzer, M. C. Härdi-Landerer, R. Mandel, E. Mandel, U. Witschi
AbstractThe course provides the scientific basis of the central aspects of reproduction, husbandry and nutrition physiology of ruminants, and of the implications for animal welfare, product quality, breeding programs, and organic livestock systems. Means of knowledge transfer include interdisciplinary approaches, disciplinary parts, web-based learning and self-study.
ObjectiveAt the end of the course the students are able to apply, by a comprehensive understanding of the underlying mechanisms, their knowledge in various fields of ruminant science. They will be able to develop and recommend best strategies for breeding programs, feed formulation, improving forage quality, increasing animal health and welfare etc. They will be trained to carry out interdisciplinary and disciplinary research at the highest level. The course Ruminant Science (FS) offered in spring has a similar structure but is complementary to this course.
ContentFields (contact hours)
- Introduction: 2 h
- Special topics: 12 h
- Lameness
- Fertility in Cows
- Food Intake of Ruminants
- Disciplinary topics: 36 h
- Ruminant Husbandry: 16 h
- Ruminant Nutrition Physiology: 10 h
- Reproduction in Ruminants: 8 h
- Lectures held by the students: 4 h

In summary
- Contact hours: 52 h
- Self-study within semester: 30 h (especially preparation for the interdisciplinary courses and the own lecture)
- Self-study in semester break: 38 h
Total: 120 h
Lecture notesDocumentations, links and other materials will be provided at the start of the course
LiteratureInformation on books and other references will be communicated during the course
Prerequisites / NoticeThe specialty of this course is that for the first time the animal science disciplines are unified. This is realised with a particular emphasis on interdisciplinary special topics and new forms of teaching. At the same time the essential basics in the central fields are communicated.

The field of Ruminant Science will also be a part of the spring semester (special topics: Organic Ruminant Systems, Tropical Ruminant Systems, Mastitis; disciplinary courses: Cattle, Sheep and Goat Breeding, Ruminant Diseases and Prophylaxis, Ruminant Nutrition and the Environment). However both courses are organized independently.

Conditions for successful participation: Background on animal science from the Bachelor is desired. In order to attend the Minor in Ruminant Science without any animal science background, a realistic self-assessment concerning the need for additional self-study is recommended (e.g. by choosing an appropriate bachelor course which then may be counted as 'optional courses' in the master). These efforts depend on the extent to which animal science courses have already been attended in the bachelor.

The control of performance will consist of:
- an own lecture
- a final oral examination with focus on comprehension of the fundamental linkages rather than of specific details
751-6601-00LPig Science (HS)2 credits2VE. Mandel, M. C. Härdi-Landerer
AbstractThe overall goal of the course is to provide the essential scientific knowledge of the genetic, physiological and special nutritional aspects of pigs metabolism, animal health and behaviour, and of the implications for environment, product quality, housing and animal welfare, and breeding programs.
ObjectiveStudents will
- understand the complex interactions of nutrition, quality traits of products, breeding and reproduction, health management, behaviour and husbandry.
- be trained to understand interdisciplinary and disciplinary research.
- be able to critically analyze published research data.
- be able to present precise scientific reports in oral and written form.
ContentMain topics in Pig Science:

HS
- Behaviour and Husbandry of pigs: natural behaviour, behavioral needs, husbandry related behavioral disorders, design and construction of housing systems in accordance with welfare requirements and legal regulations, welfare monitoring, pigs in organic farming.
- Animal Health and Diseases: animal hygiene, immunology/vaccinations, metabolic diseaeses, diarrhoe, legisalation, thermoregulation, important infections, prophylaxis.
- poster, exam and evaluation

FS
- Special Physiology of Pig Nutrition: food intake; growth;
metabolism and digestion at different growth stages; energy and specific nutritional requirements; feeding systems; environmental aspects, efeed.
- Genetics: Breeding systems, reproductive techniques, performance tests and recording, etc.
- oral presentation, exam, evaluation

There will also be 2-3 excursions (1 HS, 1-2 FS)
Lecture notesHandouts/scripts are distributed by the the lecturers.
LiteratureSpecific literature is indicated by the lecturers.
Prerequisites / NoticeThe lecture corresponds to the lecture "Ruminant Science" and knowledge in animal health, nutrition and breeding as well as applied ethology and animal welfare are recommended.

The lecture will be in English and German (depending on the lecturers)