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Course Unit Title : Rumen Physiology and Metabolism
Course Unit Code : 01ZEN5108
Type of Course Unit : Optional
Level of Course Unit : Second Cycle
Year of Study : Preb
Semester : 255.Semester
Number of ECTS Credits Allocated : 6,00
Name of Lecturer(s) : ---
Course Assistants :
Learning Outcomes of The Course Unit : Understanding of anatomy of the ruminant gastrointestinal tract
To know physiological factors related to rumen function
Undertanding microbial metabolism of carbohydrates, protein, and lipids
To know techniques used in ruminant research
Mode of Delivery : Face-To-Face
Prerequisities and Co-requisities Courses : Unavailable
Recommended Optional Programme Components : Unavailable
Course Contents : Ruminant gastrointestinal tract, rumen function, rumen microorganisms, and carbohydrate, protein and lipids digestion and metabolism, and techniques used in ruminant research.
Languages of Instruction : Turkish-English
Course Goals : To gain an understanding of theoroticak and applied knowledges on Rumen physiology and metabolism.
Course Aims : To develop an understanding of some basic theoretical and practical principles of Rumen physiology and metabolism.
WorkPlacement   Not available
Recommended or Required Reading
Textbook : The Ruminant Animal : Digestive Physiology and Nutrition. Church, D. C. 1993.Ed. Prentice Hall, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey.
Nutritional Ecology of the Ruminant. 2nd ed. (1994). P. J. Van Soest, Cornell Univ. Press, Ithaca, NY.
Additional Resources : Journal of Animal Science
Journal of Dairy Science
Journal of Nutrition
Journal of Agriculture
Material Sharing
Documents : Personal notes, slides etc.
Assignments : Assigments will be given during the class.
Exams : 1 midterm and 1 final exam
Additional Material : Not available
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Lectures, Practical Courses, Presentation, Seminar, Project, Laboratory Applications (if necessary)
ECTS / Table Of Workload (Number of ECTS credits allocated)
Student workload surveys utilized to determine ECTS credits.
Activity :
Number Duration Total  
Course Duration (Excluding Exam Week) :
14 4 56  
Time Of Studying Out Of Class :
14 4 56  
Homeworks :
1 20 20  
Presentation :
0 0 0  
Project :
0 0 0  
Lab Study :
0 0 0  
Field Study :
0 0 0  
Visas :
1 20 20  
Finals :
1 20 20  
Workload Hour (30) :
30  
Total Work Charge / Hour :
172  
Course's ECTS Credit :
6      
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Studies During Halfterm :
Number Co-Effient
Visa :
1 60
Quiz :
1 20
Homework :
1 20
Attendance :
0 0
Application :
0 0
Lab :
0 0
Project :
0 0
Workshop :
0 0
Seminary :
0 0
Field study :
0 0
   
TOTAL :
100
The ratio of the term to success :
40
The ratio of final to success :
60
TOTAL :
100
Weekly Detailed Course Content
Week Topics  
1 Introduction
 
2 Anatomy and physiology of the Rumen
 
3 Anatomy and physiology of the Rumen
 
4 Rumen Microorganisms
 
5 Rumen Microorganisms
 
6 Quality of feed stuff
 
7 Metabolism of volatile fatty acisds
 
8 Carbohydrate metabolism in ruminants
 
9 Nitrogen metabolism in ruminants
 
10 Lipid metabolism in ruminants
 
11 Animal intake
 
12 Mathematics of digestion balances and markers
 
13 Research techniques for ruminants
 
14 General assessment
 
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