YAS-20801 International Study Visits for Animal Sciences


Credits 1.00

Teaching methodContact hours
Excursion (multiple days)28
Course coordinator(s)dr. ir. EAM Graat

Language of instruction:


Assumed knowledge on:

Courses of BAS B1, B2, B3.


This course, intended for only BAS students (BSc-3), consists of international study visits for one week, that help students to reflect on novel animal husbandry practices in nearby but foreign countries within EU. Visits may be planned to universities, institutions, industry, farms or other organisations involved in the field of Animal Science.

Registration for the course before the normal registration deadlines is required. The organization of the international visits start about 5 months before the actual visits, and then the number of students participating needs to be known. The coordinator sends an e-mail at the end of BSc-2 to candidate students to register for the excursion in either Period 1 or Period 5 of the following year. The student might be excluded from the excursion if registration with the coordinator is not done in time.   

Learning outcomes:

After successful completion of this course students are expected to be able to:

-identify and explain the current situation of and developments in animal science activities of a European country;

-have a better understanding of the activities and structure of the organisations visited;

-be able to identify differences and similarities related to animal science activities between The Netherlands and the visited country.


-actively participate during visits.

-group assignments: write a reader before and a report after the excursion.

-reading relevant literature related to the objects visited. 


Pass/Fail (testimonium) based on the report.


A hand-out will be prepared before the international study visits.

Compulsory for: BASAnimal SciencesBSc1WD, 5WD