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Edna Hillmann: Catalogue data in Spring Semester 2015

Name Dr. Edna Hillmann
Address
Dep. Umweltsystemwissenschaften
ETH Zürich, LFW B 54.1
Universitätstrasse 2
8092 Zürich
SWITZERLAND
Telephone+41 44 632 71 70
DepartmentEnvironmental Systems Science
RelationshipLecturer

NumberTitleECTSHoursLecturers
751-0282-00LBio IV: Nutztierwissenschaften im World Food System1 credit2VS. E. Ulbrich, E. Hillmann
AbstractSpecies-specific behaviour and common housing system of several farm animal species and the food products of animal origin will be introduced.
ObjectiveDie Studierenden lernen verschiedene Nutztierarten sowie das jeweilige artspezifische Verhalten und für die Tierarten übliche Haltungsformen kennen. Sie werden anhand des natürlichen Verhaltens die wichtigsten Bedürfnisse der Tierarten an eine tiergerechte Haltung benennen können. Die Herkunft verschiedener tierischer Lebensmittel und ihre Produktions- und Verzehrsmengen sowie die Lebensmittelgruppen und Inhaltsstoffe werden ihnen geläufig sein.
Sie werden Verfahren zur Produktion und Verarbeitung tierischer Lebensmittel kennenlernen und die Gründe für die Be- und Verarbeitung der Lebensmittel verstehen.
Lecture notesZu den Themen "Verhalten und Haltung" wird zu Beginn des Semesters ein Skript abgegeben (20 CHF).
LiteratureNutztiere in der Lebensmittelkette (Reinhard Fries, UTB Verlag)
Anatomie und Physiologie der Haustiere (Klaus Loeffler, UTB Verlag)
Krankheitsursache Haltung (Thomas Richter Hrsg., Enke Verlag)
Farbatlas Nutztierrassen (Hans Hinrich Sambraus, Ulmer Verlag)
Domestic Animal Behaviour (Katherine A. Houpt, Wiley-Blackwell)
Lebensmittel-Warenkunde für Einsteiger (Rimbach et al., Springer, Berlin 2010)
751-6003-00LTraining Course in Research Groups (Large) Restricted registration - show details 6 credits13PM. Kreuzer, E. Hillmann, S. Neuenschwander, S. E. Ulbrich
AbstractThe students will learn the conceptual and methodological background of research in the animal science groups of the Institute of Plant, Animal and Agroecosystem Science. In addition to teaching the theoretical background, the major aim of the course is to integrate the students into the research groups (on job training) and, hence, to focus on the practical application of the knowledge.
Objective- Introduction into the conceptual and methodological basis of research
- Integration of the students into the research groups (on job training)
- Application of the gained knowledge
ContentThe students will be integrated into the research groups’ day-to-day work and will thus deal with all aspects of scientific work. This comprises the planning (conceptually and logistically), execution (data collection, laboratory analyses) and evaluation (statistics, data presentation) of experiments as well as the basics of scientific writing (aim: later publication, Master thesis). The research topics and the range of methodologies vary between the animal science research groups of the Institute of Plant, Animal and Agroecosystem Sciences.
Lecture notesNone
LiteratureSpecific readings after enlisting in a particular research group.
Prerequisites / NoticeThe number of training slots in the various groups is limited. It is therefore highly recommended to contact the group leaders early enough (first come first serve).
The full integration in a research group often means to work on weekends.
The total time budget is equivalent to about 180 hours. Active participation in group meetings (discussion, presentation) and short written reports about the work conducted are required for the 6 credit points. There are no grades, it is only pass or fail.
751-6003-01LTraining Course in Research Groups (Small) Restricted registration - show details 3 credits6PM. Kreuzer, E. Hillmann, S. Neuenschwander, S. E. Ulbrich
AbstractThe students will learn the conceptual and methodological background of research in the animal science groups of the Institute of Plant, Animal and Agroecosystem Science. In addition to teaching the theoretical background, the major aim of the course is to integrate the students into the research groups (on job training) and, hence, to focus on the practical application of the knowledge.
Objective- Introduction into the conceptual and methodological basis of research
- Integration of the students into the research groups (on job training)
- Application of the gained knowledge
ContentThe students will be integrated into the research groups’ day-to-day work and will thus deal with all aspects of scientific work. This comprises the planning (conceptually and logistically), execution (data collection, laboratory analyses) and evaluation (statistics, data presentation) of experiments as well as the basics of scientific writing (aim: later publication, Master thesis). The research topics and the range of methodologies vary between the animal science research groups of the Institute of Plant, Animal and Agroecosystem Sciences.
Lecture notesNone
LiteratureSpecific readings after enlisting in a particular research group.
Prerequisites / NoticeThe number of training slots in the various groups is limited. It is therefore highly recommended to contact the group leaders early enough (first come first serve).
The full integration in a research group often means to work on weekends.
The total time budget is equivalent to about 90 hours. Active participation in group meetings (discussion, presentation) and short written reports about the work conducted are required for the 3 credit points. There are no grades, it is only pass or fail.
751-6602-00LPig Science (FS)3 credits2GG. Bee, E. Hillmann, 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 credits3GE. Hillmann
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 af 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 und 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 Agroscope Reckenholz-Tänikon in Tänikon 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 from 24.-28.8.2015 at Agrospcope in Tänikon. Accomodation in Tänikon (ca. 280.-). Please bring with you suitable clothes and your laptop if available.
A preliminary meeting will take place during spring semester. Registration until 31.6.15, minimum number of participants: 4, maximum 15.