Combine your passion for both equine and science with this technical course and explore the science behind the latest advances in the equine industry. You will study key veterinary science modules from Equine Health and Epidemiology to Veterinary Microbiology and Immunology during this three-year course, while you develop key laboratory skills which will be essential when working in scientific and technical roles within the industry. In preparation for your rewarding career, you will also gain a good understanding of the scientific principles and management practices associated with maintaining optimal equine health and full athletic performance. You will develop your ability to identify and solve problems within the sphere of equine science, as well as advancing your interest and understanding of equine related scientific research. This will stand you in good stead to conduct ground-breaking research of your own.
Year 1 (Level 4) • RC4036 Equids in the Global Industry • RC4037 Introduction to Genetics and Breeding • RC4040 Veterinary Biosciences • RC4111Scientific Data Collection and Analysis • RC4503 Introduction to Behaviour in Animals • RC4520 Comparative Functional Anatomy and Physiology Year 2 (Level 5) • RC5002 Equine Exercise Physiology and Biomechanics • RC5037 Equine Health and Epidemiology • RC5509 Research Methods • RC5511 Animal Nutrition Optional • RC5038 Advances in Equine Breeding • RC5039 Veterinary Physiology and Microbiology • RC5502 Work Based Learning for the Land Based Industries OR • RC5508 Experiential Learning Year 3 (Level 6) • RC6024 Advanced Equine Nutrition • RC6025 Advanced Equine Welfare and Ethics • RC6027 Recent Advances in Equine Science • RC6506 Dissertation at Reaseheath Optional • RC6007 Biomechanical Analysis of Equestrian Performance • RC6028 Veterinary Microbiology and Immunology • RC6515 Animal Parasitology
Assessments are designed to encourage both academic skills and skills valued in the workplace. They include a combination of coursework and examinations. Coursework may take many forms including: essays, reports, data processing, presentations, academic posters, seminar discussions, interviews, critical reviews, portfolios of evidence and practical competency assessments. The examinations vary, depending on the nature of the module, but may take the form of multiple-choice papers, essays, practical assessments, data handling questions, short answer quizzes, and in class examinations. Assessments are designed to encourage both academic skills and skills valued in the workplace. They include a combination of coursework and examinations. Coursework may take many forms including: essays, reports, data processing, presentations, academic posters, seminar discussions, interviews, critical reviews, portfolios of evidence and practical competency assessments. The examinations vary, depending on the nature of the module, but may take the form of multiple-choice papers, essays, practical assessments, data handling questions, short answer quizzes, and in class examinations. The balance of assessment by examination and assessment by coursework depends to some extent on the optional modules you choose. The approximate percentage of the course assessed by coursework is as follows: Year 1 68% coursework 32% written exams Year 2 79% coursework 25% written exams 6% practical Year 3 66% coursework 30% written exams 4% practical
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
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Interviews may be used to help make decisions on applications, mature applicants and those where further information is required. It is strongly suggested that students undertake industry-relevant work experience either before or during the length of the degree. This could take the form of additional BHS qualifications, practical experience working in a research laboratory, working with a physiotherapist etc. depending on your interests and desired career pathway. Mature students (aged 21+) will be considered on an individual basis on their prior knowledge and experience. This may be assessed by interview, completion of coursework/essay or other methods. There may be a requirement for a formal qualification to be completed first e.g. Access to HE course.
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|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
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