The module examines the physiological processes that determine the growth and development of mammals, the allocation, metabolism and efficiency of utilisation of nutrients related to these processes. Methods of measuring, and for manipulating animal growth and development will also be explored. In addition, the principles and techniques used in the production of genetically modified animals and microorganisms, and their applications will also be studied. The current and future impact of biotechnology and genetic engineering in the field of animal science will also be explored.
- Module leader: Angela Thomas