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Disease ControlAnimalNutritionAnimal Behavior

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Beginner Level
Approx. 19 hours to complete
English

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week
1

Week 1

2 hours to complete

Course Orientation

2 hours to complete
1 video (Total 3 min), 4 readings, 1 quiz
4 readings
About the Discussion Forums10m
Syllabus10m
Updating Your Profile10m
Social Media10m
1 practice exercise
Orientation Quiz30m
2 hours to complete

Week 1: Animals and Sustainable Food Production

2 hours to complete
7 videos (Total 70 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
7 videos
1.1. The Challenges Before Us: Feeding 9 Billion People 5m
1.2. People: Our Role in Managing Animal Well-Being 8m
1.3. Farming 101: The Basics of Livestock Production19m
1.4. Understanding Growth17m
1.5. Production Efficiency through the Ages8m
1.6. The Economics of Production9m
2 readings
Week 1 Overview10m
Week 1 Readings and Resources10m
1 practice exercise
Week 1 Quiz30m
Week
2

Week 2

3 hours to complete

Week 2: Disease as a Barrier to Sustainability

3 hours to complete
7 videos (Total 66 min), 2 readings, 2 quizzes
7 videos
2.1. The "Inside" Science of Nutrition 11m
2.2. The Particles and Partitioning of Dietary Nutrients 9m
2.3. Failure of Nutrient Utilization: Characterization and Treatment17m
2.4. The Two-Way Street of Organ System Health and Nutrition10m
2.5. Nutrition and Disease: From Tip to Tail7m
2.6. The Toll of Infectious Disease on Growth and Production8m
2 readings
Week 2 Overview10m
Week 2 Readings and Resources10m
1 practice exercise
Week 2 Quiz30m
Week
3

Week 3

4 hours to complete

Week 3: Animals' Response to Infectious Disease

4 hours to complete
11 videos (Total 95 min), 2 readings, 2 quizzes
11 videos
3.1. Microbes: Friend or Foe? 10m
3.2. Promoting Friendly Farm Infections 7m
3.3. Microbial Colonization in the Newborn World 8m
3.4. The Farm: It’s a Bug’s World 8m
3.5. In Defense of Normality 12m
3.6. The Energetic Cost of Defense 7m
3.7. When the Defense Cannot Defend 14m
3.8. The War Within 7m
3.9. Defending the Airways 7m
3.10. Defending the Next Generation 8m
2 readings
Week 3 Overview10m
Week 3 Readings and Resources10m
1 practice exercise
Week 3 Quiz30m
Week
4

Week 4

3 hours to complete

Week 4: Our Role in Fighting Infectious Disease

3 hours to complete
6 videos (Total 75 min), 2 readings, 2 quizzes
6 videos
4.1. Knowing the Enemy: Bacteria, Viruses, and Parasites25m
4.2. Pathogen Armaments11m
4.3. Watching the War: Anatomy of a Disease Outbreak15m
4.4. Changing the Course of Infections13m
4.5. Strengthening the Defenses: Vaccines7m
2 readings
Week 4 Overview10m
Week 4 Readings and Resources10m
1 practice exercise
Week 4 Quiz30m

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