Use of a phone based app to deliver key animal husbandry teaching

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As it becomes more and more difficult to provide hands on teaching and real world demonstrations to undergraduates in certain species
(ie. pigs, poultry) and subjects (ie. behaviour), novel ways of delivering this material need to be designed. At R(D)SVS we are considering the use of an
app based course to supplement the taught aspects of pig husbandry. Currently the SRUC designed app provides training in enrichment and welfare to
SRUC students however there is scope to use it during R(D)SVS courses and to produce similar programmes to cover other topics such as behaviour
(in pigs and other species).

We see this as a way to help provide alternative learning resources and modalities to students to help them build their knowledge in these key areas
of animal husbandry to benefit their future careers. The use of a mobile app makes the material easily accessible and can be used to support learning
when out on placements or for revision.

We are currently undertaking research into whether students see value in this activity before embarking on a pig AHEMS placement. With additional
surveys being sent to students who have recently completed placements to identify if they believe the app would have been useful if it had been
available to them prior.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPrint publication - 7 Jul 2023
EventVedEd2023: Sustainable Veterinary Education - University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Duration: 5 Jul 20237 Jul 2023


Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


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