Harper Adams University Bioveterinary Science

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Harper Adams University Bioveterinary Science

BSc (Hons) Bioveterinary Science

Duration: 4 years full-timeStart date: September 2017

The course

Do you enjoy studying science and finding out how scientific principles can be used to prevent disease and improve the health of animals?

Are you interested in learning more about the biology of a range of animals (farm, companion and equine) in order to know what is best for their overall health? Then this four-year course could be the right choice for you. It is a highly vocational course where the underpinning sciences are relevant and useful. So time spent in the laboratory will be balanced with the study of live animals. Basic health sciences such as anatomy, physiology, immunology, nutrition and molecular biology are studied as are the sciences of animal disease – epidemiology, microbiology, parasitology, and pharmacology.

Academic Skills Development

This module supports the development of students’ personal, academic, employability and self-management skills for students in the first year of their undergraduate studies. Whilst the module provides a basis for the rest of the Professional Scholarship Programme it also supports learning in every other module. The module will be delivered throughout the academic year to students on animal-health related undergraduate courses. The main rationale for a first year module of this type is to ensure all students are fully equipped for higher education and to provide space in the curriculum in which to develop relevant skills to aid progression within and out with technically oriented modules. The key themes addressed by this module include transition into higher education and beyond the first year, approaches to learning, independent study, effective communication for animal health-related vocations, reading and reviewing literature, referencing convention, using feedback for learning and using technology to enhance learning. Whilst the roots of the module are in academic skill development, learning resources and assessments will be tailored to the vocational areas relevant to students. Students will need to actively undertake a self- review of progress at regular intervals and develop action plans for self-development.