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Master of Science, Applied (M.Sc.A.); Animal Science (Non-Thesis) (45 credits)

Offered by: Animal Science     Degree: Master of Science Applied

Program Requirements

The program aims to provide graduate training in applied areas of animal production with a view toward integrating technology and management in animal production with allied areas of agricultural resource utilization.

Research Project (15 credits)

  • ANSC 643 Project 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Animal Science (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Animal Science : Review of the literature and design of the project. This project relates to the M.Sc. Applied (non-thesis) degree.

    Terms: Fall 2013, Winter 2014

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

  • ANSC 644 Project 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Animal Science (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Animal Science : Continuation of the review of the literature and design of project. This project relates to the M.Sc. Applied (non-thesis) degree.

    Terms: Fall 2013, Winter 2014

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

  • ANSC 645 Project 3 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Animal Science (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Animal Science : Execution and write-up of project. This project relates to the M.Sc. Applied (non-thesis) degree.

    Terms: Fall 2013, Winter 2014

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

  • ANSC 646 Project 4 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Animal Science (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Animal Science : Continuation of write-up and submission of project. This project relates to the M.Sc. Applied (non-thesis) degree.

    Terms: Fall 2013, Winter 2014

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

  • ANSC 647 Project 5 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Animal Science (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Animal Science : Seminar and project presentations. This oral presentation of the project relates to the M.Sc. Applied (non-thesis) degree.

    Terms: Fall 2013, Winter 2014

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

Complementary Courses (30 credits)

15-30 credits from the following:

  • AEMA 610 Statistical Methods 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Animal Science (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Mathematics (Agric&Envir Sci) : Principles of linear models, multiple regression equations and classification models. Introduction to Analysis of Variance and common statistical designs used in agricultural and environmental sciences. Emphasis on balanced and unbalanced designs and data structures; their analysis and tests of statistical significance.

    Terms: Fall 2013

    Instructors: Roger I Cue (Fall)

    • 3 lectures and one 2-hour lab
    • Prerequisite: AEMA 310 or equivalent
  • ANSC 504 Population Genetics (3 credits)

    Offered by: Animal Science (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Animal Science : Considerations of the basic principles of Mendelian genetics dealing with the genetic properties of populations and extension to the simultaneous segregation of genes at many loci, polygenic inheritance and an introduction to quantitative genetics, including mechanisms of transmission, segregation, linkages between genes and the effect of natural and artificial selection.

    Terms: Fall 2013

    Instructors: Humberto Monardes (Fall)

    • Fall
    • 3 lectures
  • ANSC 530 Experimental Techniques in Nutrition (3 credits)

    Offered by: Animal Science (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Animal Science : Design and conduction of animal studies, selection of experimental animals, chemical and biological assays, statistical analysis, interpretation of data and preparation of technical reports.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    • Fall
    • 1 lecture, 1 lab
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken ANSC 630.
  • ANSC 551 Carbohydrate and Lipid Metabolism (3 credits)

    Offered by: Animal Science (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Animal Science : Comparative aspects of nutrition and metabolism of carbohydrate and lipid from the cellular level through the multi-organ of the whole organism. Main topics will include biothermodynamics, calorimetry, cellular metabolism and functions of carbohydrate and lipid, digestion, absorption and utilization of dietary carbohydrate and lipid.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    • Winter
    • 3 lectures
    • Prerequisite: ANSC 234 or permission of instructor
  • ANSC 552 Protein Metabolism and Nutrition (3 credits)

    Offered by: Animal Science (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Animal Science : Comparative aspects of nutrition and metabolism of amino acids and proteins from the cellular level on through the multisystem operation of the whole organism. Main topics include cellular metabolism and functions of amino acids and proteins, digestion, absorption and utilization of dietary protein. Comparison between farm animals and humans.

    Terms: Fall 2013

    Instructors: Xin Zhao, Leroy E Phillip (Fall)

    • Fall
    • 3 lectures
    • Prerequisite: ANSC 234 or permission of instructor
  • ANSC 560 Biology of Lactation (3 credits)

    Offered by: Animal Science (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Animal Science : An interdisciplinary approach to the study of mammary development, the onset of lactation and its cessation, comparing the differences in mammalian species in mammary development from embryological, pre- and post-pubertal and pre- and post-partum aspects. Lactation at the cellular and biochemical levels.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    • Winter
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken ANSC 460.
  • ANSC 565 Applied Information Systems (3 credits)

    Offered by: Animal Science (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Animal Science : Introduction to concepts of an Information System and subsequent application to various scenarios in agriculture. Industry analysis in terms of users, goals, available data/information, communication, delivery structure, decision making, feedback, exploitation of technology and possible improvements using the Internet. Individual case studies and familiarisation with cutting-edge computer applications.

    Terms: Winter 2014

    Instructors: Kevin Wade (Winter)

    • Winter
    • 3 lectures and one 2-hour lab
  • ANSC 600 Advanced Eukaryotic Cells and Viruses (3 credits)

    Offered by: Animal Science (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Animal Science : Underlying molecular basis for various methodologies in molecular biology, including the genetic basis for viral infections and tumorigenesis, and the use of molecular genetic approaches to address biological problems.

    Terms: Winter 2014

    Instructors: David Zadworny (Winter)

    • Winter
    • Prerequisite: Permission of instructor
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken ANSC 400.
  • ANSC 604 Advanced Animal Biotechnology (3 credits)

    Offered by: Animal Science (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Animal Science : New concepts and applications of animal biotechnology in agriculture, biomedicine, environmental preservation.

    Terms: Fall 2013

    Instructors: Vilceu Bordignon (Fall)

    • Fall
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken ANSC 420 or ANSC 506
  • ANSC 605 Estimation: Genetic Parameters (3 credits)

    Offered by: Animal Science (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Animal Science : General methods for the estimation of components of variance and co-variance are considered, with specific emphasis given to their application to heritability, repeatability and genetic correlation estimation.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    • 3 lectures
    • Given in alternate years.
  • ANSC 606 Selection Index and Animal Improvement (3 credits)

    Offered by: Animal Science (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Animal Science : Selection index principles and their application to livestock improvement are considered, with emphasis on the estimation of genetic breeding values for single and multi-trait selection.

    Terms: Winter 2014

    Instructors: John F Hayes (Winter)

    • 3 lectures
  • ANSC 622 Selected Topics in Molecular Biology (3 credits)

    Offered by: Animal Science (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Animal Science : Key examples of applications of molecular biology to the study of animal physiology and animal genetics will be drawn from the current literature and discussed in depth. The course has a dual purpose. It will familiarize students with current events at the forefront of molecular biology and will teach them how to read and critically evaluate research publications.

    Terms: Winter 2014

    Instructors: David Zadworny (Winter)

    • 1 lecture and 2 seminars
  • ANSC 635 Vitamins and Minerals in Nutrition (3 credits)

    Offered by: Animal Science (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Animal Science : Modularised course dealing with advanced topics in Nutrition. The core of the course will focus on vitamins and minerals.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    • 3 lectures
  • ANSC 636 Analysis - Animal Breeding Research Data (3 credits)

    Offered by: Animal Science (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Animal Science : An advanced graduate course to give training and experience in statistical techniques applied to quantitative genetics and animal breeding. To consider aspects of data handling of large data sets (100,000 observations), checks for consistency and connectedness in data. Considerations in choosing efficient analytical procedures in fitting these models and development of efficient numerical algorithms to apply these procedures.

    Terms: Winter 2014

    Instructors: Roger I Cue (Winter)

    • 3 lectures
  • ANSC 691 Special Topic: Animal Sciences (3 credits)

    Offered by: Animal Science (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Animal Science : Prescribed reading, conference or practical work on a selected topic in the student's area of specialization, not otherwise available in other courses; under staff supervision. An approved course outline must be on file in the Departmental office prior to registration deadline.

    Terms: Fall 2013, Winter 2014

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

  • ANSC 692 Topic in Animal Sciences 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Animal Science (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Animal Science : Prescribed reading, conference or practical work on a selected topic in the student's area of specialization, not otherwise available in other courses; under staff supervision. An approved course outline must be on file in the Departmental office prior to registration deadline.

    Terms: Fall 2013, Winter 2014

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

0-15 credits selected from 500- and 600-level courses from across the Faculty (with the possibility of up to 9 credits from outside the Faculty if deemed appropriate by the supervisor).

Faculty of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences—2013-2014 (last updated Aug. 21, 2013) (disclaimer)