Sébastien Goumon: Catalogue data in Spring Semester 2019

Name Dr. Sébastien Goumon
Address
Professur für Tierphysiologie
ETH Zürich, LFW B 53
Universitätstrasse 2
8092 Zürich
SWITZERLAND
Telephone+41 44 632 84 55
E-mailsebastien.goumon@usys.ethz.ch
DepartmentEnvironmental Systems Science
RelationshipLecturer

NumberTitleECTSHoursLecturers
751-6602-00LPig Science (FS)2 credits2GS. E. Ulbrich, G. Bee, S. Goumon, S. Neuenschwander
AbstractThe overall goal of the course is to provide the essential scientific knowledge of the genetic, physiological, behavioural and special nutritional aspects of pigs metabolism, health and diseases, and of the implications for product quality and economics.
ObjectiveStudents will
- understand the complex interactions of nutrition, quality traits of products, breeding and reproduction, health management and husbandry as well as various production systems including economics.
- be able to critically analyze published research data.
- be able to present precise scientific reports in oral form.
ContentAfter the Introduction (Aims of the course, organisation, program, student contribution & evaluation), actual topics that are relevant for pig production will be presented:
Nutrition; SGD; Breeding; Slaughtering; Economic Aspects; Meat Quality; presentation of Current Dissertations.
Lecture notesHandouts/scripts are being individually distributed by the the lecturers.
LiteratureSpecific literature is being indicated individually by the lecturers.
751-7512-00LPractical Course in Applied Ethology2 credits3GS. Goumon
AbstractThe course imparts the knowledge of conducting of scientific projects in applied ethology by performing a project in small teams. This includes planning, methods and implementation, analysis and presentation. After the end of the course, the students write a short manuscript about their project in form of a scientific paper.
ObjectiveStudents know the procedure and most important steps within a scientific project. They know important statistical methods for data analysis in ethological experiments and are able to illustrate the results and present them in a short scientific talk. This knowledge can be applied in future projects, e.g. master or PhD theses.
ContentWährend des fünftägigen Blockkurses an der AgroVet-Strickhof in Lindau führen die Studierenden in Kleingruppen ein wissenschaftliches ethologisches Projekt durch. Sie erarbeiten am ersten Tag die Fragestellung und Hypothese und nehmen am zweiten und dritten Tag Daten auf, die am vierten Tag statistisch ausgewertet und graphisch dargestellt werden. Am letzen Tag werden alle Projekte präsentiert und diskutiert. Zusätzlich werden in Seminaren Grundlagen zu Hypothesenbildung und Versuchsplanung, zur Methodik ethologischer Datenaufnahme sowie zu problemorientierter Staistik vermittelt. Im Anschluss an den Kurs wird durch die Studierenden über ihr Projekt ein kurzer Bericht in Form einer wissenschaftlichen Arbeit verfasst.
Lecture notesnone
LiteratureMartin, P & Bateson, P. Measuring Behaviour. 1993, 2nd edition, Cambridge University Press
Prerequisites / NoticeThe course will take place on from from July 8th to July 12th 2019 at AgroVet-Strickhof, Lindau. Accomodation in AgroVet-Strickhof is possible on request (150.- for a double room + 25.- per day if you want to eat at the restaurant, 3 meals/day). Please bring with you suitable clothes and your laptop if available.

Registration until 01.06.2019, minimum number of participants: 4, maximum 15. Knowledge in statistics/statistical software (e.g. R, SPSS) is advised.

The course will be in English.