Study-Unit Description

Study-Unit Description


TITLE Rural Science in Industry

LEVEL 03 - Years 2, 3, 4 in Modular Undergraduate Course


DEPARTMENT Rural Sciences and Food Systems

DESCRIPTION This study-unit is composed of a number of visits to different agricultural industries.The proposed industries include dairy and cheese, mushroom, apiary, viticultural and oenology units, tomato products, indigenous crops, olive cultivation, amongst others. Seminars will be organise to complement the visits. The study-unit will be also assessed through presentations and assignments.

Study-unit Aims

The study-unit aims at providing students with the necessary tools to applying the knowledge and skills learnt during lectures and practicals to the industrial setup. This will also prepare students to the working environment.

Learning Outcomes

1. Knowledge & Understanding: By the end of the study-unit the student will be able to:

1) identify the function and structure of the institutions visited by the students;
2) demonstrate the ability of the student to integrate in the work environment with other personnel, i.e. understanding the work carried out;
3) apply the knowledge to develop new tasks within the institution;
4) transfer knowledge gained to the other personnel, through academia.

2. Skills: By the end of the study-unit the student will be able to:

1) apply theoretical knowledge to select the appropriate manipulation systems for a particular activity;
2) display practical skills and techniques required in their specialisation area;
3) keep a log of all the activities and institutions visited;
4) prepare and present a summary of the work carried out during the placement.

Main Text/s and any supplementary readings

- Meridiana: viticulture and oenology : a brief survey. 1991. (Main Library).
- Honey: a study of major markets. International Trade Centre UNCTAD/GATT, 1986. 167 p.
- Varnam, Alan H. LinkMilk and milk products : technology, chemistry and microbiology. Chapman & Hall, 1994. 451 p. 0-412-45730-X. (Health Sciences Library).

STUDY-UNIT TYPE Lecture, Fieldwork and Seminar

Assessment Component/s Assessment Due Resit Availability Weighting
Assignment SEM2 Yes 20%
Seminar Paper SEM2 Yes 40%
Presentation SEM2 Yes 40%

LECTURER/S Everaldo Attard (Co-ord.)
Kevin Tonna

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