March 7 2013
The free on-line nutrition course offered by The University of Edinburgh has concluded.
Led by Dr Jo-Anne Murray, a senior lecture in animal nutrition at the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, and head of the Vet School's Equine Science Programme, the 5-week course was attended by some 23,000 students.
The course covered anatomy and physiology and nutrient digestion of the equine gastrointestinal tract, nutrient sources and requirements for horses and ponies, and nutrition requirements and feed management for equines in various states of work and weight.
In addition to lectures delivered by video, lecture slides, 3D digestion guides on video, and revision quizzes, the instructors provided week-end summaries by chat video, and discussion forums provided lively talks and ideas.
Week-end quizzes and a final assessment quiz evaluated students' acquired knowledge. A certificate of completion will be given to those who successfully completed the course and passed the tests.