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AGRICULTURAL SCIENCE

Irrigation and Water Management - SSW201G
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: Water requirements for the plant. Practices and the implements and equipment that are used to supply the crops with water, management of the available water to avoid loss and damage to both the plants and the soil.
Poultry Practical - AGR3025
Under Graduate Degree Year module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: Practical contact sessions are held in April and August based on: ASA301S Poultry Production.
Pig Production - ASA302T
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 8
Module presented in English
Purpose: The origin and domestication of pigs; the structure and function of pig body systems; pig breeds and breeding strategies; pig nutrition and feeding methods; pig management; pig housing; pig marketing.
Nutrition Education - CN6001G
Under Graduate Degree Year module NQF level: 6 Credits: 8
Module presented in English
Purpose: To enable the student to identify different development approaches and applications in the South African situation in health and nutrition including food security. Select approaches appropriate for human health and nutrition for sustainable development and its impact in the South African situation. The influence of gender approaches in health and nutrition, mainstreaming of gender roles for men and women, and its implication for relevant approaches to be used in Africa.
Ecosystems - RA5501P
Under Graduate Degree Year module NQF level: 6 Credits: 8
Module presented in English
Purpose: To enable students to identify and allocate resources at household levels with reference to an ecosystems perspective to study eco-systems pertaining to individuals, households and communities; to critically reflect on responsible human interaction with the environment and resource allocation and use.
Project Programme Management - PM7008D
Under Graduate Degree Year module NQF level: 7 Credits: 8
Module presented in English
Purpose: To enable the student to develop competence to apply any of the appropriate methodologies and sustainable development strategies to solve problems related to issues (mainly related to household food security) in the development of households and communities, develop a plan that includes aspects to human resource development, financial development, the development of appropriate technology, monitoring and evaluation of programmes using criteria and indicators for agriculture, nutrition.
Animal Physiology [Theory and Practice] - ASA1501
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: The structure and functions of body systems: A description of how different units of the body are composed to form functional systems: organs and systems in animals; structures of animal cells and their functions; the movement processes through cell membranes; the different types of body tissues; characteristics, locations, and functions of different types of body tissues; location and functions of different structures of the skeletal system; muscle tissue; nervous system; endocrine system; cardiovascular system; respiratory systems; excretory system; male and female reproductive system; digestive system; and the role of enzymes in the digestive system.
Animal & Plant Diversity (Extended) - XLG1502
Under Graduate Degree Year module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: XLG1501
Purpose: To enable students to obtain a: (a) Basic understanding of the form (anatomy) and function (physiology) of animals (invertebrates and vertebrates) with regard to respiration, nutrition, homeostasis, reproduction, etc. (b) Basic understanding of the structure (morphology), function (physiology) and diversity (systematics) of selected representatives of the Kingdoms Monera, Protista, Fungi and Plantae.
Dairy Practical - AGR3036
Under Graduate Degree Year module NQF level: 6 Credits: 6
Module presented in English
Purpose: Practical contact sessions are held in April and August based on: ASA304V Dairy Production.
Beef Production - ASA303U
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 8
Module presented in English
Purpose: Beef industry in South Africa; breeding and reproduction of beef cattle; behaviour systems in cattle; beef cattle management; nutrition of beef cattle; farm records management; beef cattle and products marketing, handling and transportation
Nutrition Education and Development - CN6002H
Under Graduate Degree Year module NQF level: 6 Credits: 8
Module presented in English
Purpose: To enable the student to identify and apply nutritional development (as for nutritional and food security) as an approach in community extension in agriculture, health and welfare within the RDP, IRDP and related policies, identify and reflect on possible relationships and linkages to the practice health and nutrition projects in government departments and/or nongovernmental organizations.
Management as a Process - RA5502Q
Under Graduate Degree Year module NQF level: 6 Credits: 8
Module presented in English
Purpose: To enable the student to apply resource management principles in studying household resource management strategies of individuals, families and communities. Management is studied as a process in decision-making and allocation of resources, needs, demands, goals, values standards. The role of decision-making and the management process when interacting with natural and human resources in the environment.
Plant Production IV - PTP411A
Under Graduate Degree Year module NQF level: 7 Credits: 36
Module presented in English
Purpose: In-depth study of section of industry of own choice; strategic trends in this industry; production management techniques; industry section planning; computer applications; compilation and presentation of seminar.
Agricultural Soil Science I - ASC111A
Diploma Year module NQF level: 5 Credits: 16
Module presented in English
Purpose: Soil chemistry; soil physics; soil biology; soil genesis, classification and mapping (introduction); plant nutrition; fertilization and fertilizer requirement.
Introduction to Agricultural Economics (Extended) - XME1501
Under Graduate Degree,Diploma Year module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: The economic problem and the scarce resources that bring about the economic problem. The four factors of production i.e. land, labour, capital and management; the problem of choice and consumer choices; supply, demand, the equilibrium point and government intervention in the market mechanism; elasticity of supply and demand; input/output relationships in production, costs and profit maximization; market structures, privatisation and deregulation.
Beef Practical - AGR3048
Under Graduate Degree Year module NQF level: 6 Credits: 6
Module presented in English
Purpose: Practical contact sessions are held in April and August based on: ASA303U Beef Production.
Bioresource Ecology - ASP101N
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: The ecosystem: structure and composition; dynamics: structure and functioning of ecosystems; the role of humans in the ecosystem; the environment as a resource; environmental degradation; and resource management.
Zootechnology I (Extended) - XTG1501
Under Graduate Degree,Diploma Year module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Co-requisite: XAH1501
Purpose: Introduction: Commercial and traditional farming, role of animal health technicians, acts, common terms; handling of domestic animals (livestock and companion animals): facilities, catching and handling, transport and bruising, examinations; short introductory overview about game: farming, transport and handling; disease prevention (principles, immunity and resistance, parasite control); animal first aid and correct use of medicine & equipment, including overview of basic equipment used (names, description including graphics, function and use); disease investigations; livestock production (cattle, sheep, goats, poultry, pigs, horses, game, ostriches, aquaculture).
Sheep Practical - AGR3059
Under Graduate Degree Year module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: Practical contact sessions are held in April and August based on: ASA306X Small Stock Production.
Game Ranching and Fodder Flow - ASA305W
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 8
Module presented in English
Purpose: Terminologies in game ranching; the role of game in nature conservation; intensive vs. extensive farm business; planning for a game ranch; habitat evaluation; game species for specific regions; caring for game in captivity and game nutrition; game harvesting methods; venison production and marketing; game auction and transportation; game population dynamics; game disease control.
The Community Nutrition Facilitator - CN6004K
Under Graduate Degree Year module NQF level: 6 Credits: 8
Module presented in English
Purpose: To enable the student to and identify the role of the community health / nutrition worker in different programmes; to develop competence as a facilitator in motivation, group dynamics, handling of conflict and practice leadership skills; to work in a multi-disciplinary team and to network with other professions.
Resource Allocation and Gender - RA5504S
Under Graduate Degree Year module NQF level: 6 Credits: 8
Module presented in English
Purpose: To enable the student to apply communication strategies in households and communities, identify developmental and deviant behaviour; decision-making and interaction between individuals and households taking into consideration their roles and their time allocated to household/community tasks, including gender roles, aspirations, change and cultural differences.
Dairy Farming - ASA304V
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 8
Module presented in English
Purpose: Dairy industry in South Africa; breeding and reproduction of dairy cattle; behaviour systems in cattle; dairy cattle management; nutrition of dairy cattle; farm records management; dairy cattle and products marketing, handling and transportation
Nutrition Education and Extension - CN6003J
Under Graduate Degree Year module NQF level: 6 Credits: 8
Module presented in English
Purpose: To enable the student to involve adults in the learning process in non-formal health and nutrition education programmes, to adapt and apply the learning process according to needs and demands of the specific community and programme. The application of methodologies and use of the techniques suitable for adults, women, youth and school children in development and design of non-formal nutrition education programmes.
Development of Resources - RA5503R
Under Graduate Degree Year module NQF level: 6 Credits: 8
Module presented in English
Purpose: To enable the students to differentiate between families in different cultures in relation to the types and functions, family life-cycles and development tasks in the productive environment of families/households and communities. Family theories and approaches in addressing critical issues: poverty, food security, family health, nutrition and well-being, and solutions through non-formal education, extension and management is studied as a process in decision-making and allocation of resources, needs, demands, goals, values standards and literacy programmes.
Anatomy and Physiology: AH I - PAH1501
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: Conformation and body measurements of domestic animals; animal cells, cell types and tissues; cardio-vascular and lymphatic system; digestive system; urinary system; respiratory system; integumentary system; reproductive system; endocrine system; central nervous system; movement and skeletal system.
Zootechnology II (Extended) - XTG1502
Under Graduate Degree,Diploma Year module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: Introduction: Commercial and traditional farming, role of animal health technicians, acts, common terms; handling of domestic animals (livestock and companion animals): facilities, catching and handling, transport and bruising, examinations; short introductory overview about game: farming, transport and handling; disease prevention (principles, immunity and resistance, parasite control); animal first aid and correct use of medicine & equipment, including overview of basic equipment used (names, description including graphics, function and use); disease investigations; livestock production (cattle, sheep, goats, poultry, pigs, horses, game, ostriches, aquaculture).
Fruit Practical - AGR306A
Under Graduate Degree Year module NQF level: 6 Credits: 6
Module presented in English
Purpose: Practical contact sessions are held in April and August based on: ASP3143 Fruit Production 1; ASP3154 Fruit Production 2.
Small Stock Production - ASA306X
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: Sheep and goat industry in South Africa; breeding and reproduction of sheep and goats; behaviour systems in sheep and goats; sheep and goat management; nutrition of sheep and goats; farm records management; sheep and goats marketing, handling and transportation
Development Approaches - CX60018
Under Graduate Degree Year module NQF level: 6 Credits: 8
Module presented in English
Purpose: To enable the student to develop the ability to reflect on the different development approaches, applications in the South African situation in Agriculture and integrated development including food security and its manifestation in Community Extension in agriculture. The influence of gender roles and its implication for empowerment and capacity building in South Africa. A critical evaluation of the present gender approaches in use and the principles and manifestation in the reconstruction and development policy and related policies and strategies.
Soil Fertility and Plant Nutrition - SSW202H
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: Soil fertility and crop suitability; soil organic matter; soil pH; agricultural lime and its uses in land reclamation; soil sampling and analysis; leaf analysis and fertilisation; plant growth and development; recommendations and applications of plant macro and micro nutrients.
Anatomy and Physiology AH II - PAH1502
Semester module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: Conformation and body measurements of domestic animals; animal cells, cell types and tissues; cardio-vascular and lymphatic system; digestive system; urinary system; respiratory system; integumentary system; reproductive system; endocrine system; central nervous system; movement and skeletal system.
Zootechnology I - ZTG1501
Under Graduate Degree,Diploma Semester module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Co-requisite: PAH1501 & PAH1502
Purpose: This module forms part of the Diploma in Animal Health. The students who complete this module will be able to recommend procedures for managing a beef cattle enterprise, a dairy cattle enterprise, an equine enterprise, and a sheep and/or goat enterprise. They will be able to describe the basic procedures involved in rearing, breeding and managing these animals. They will also be able to suggest marketing strategies for these animals and their products. These skills are essential for running an effective livestock farming operation, which in turn serves to support the important sector of agriculture on a large and small scale, and will therefore contribute to the development of a sustainable food supply in Southern Africa.
Horticulture Practical - AGR307B
Under Graduate Degree Year module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: Practical contact sessions are held in April and August based on: ASP212U Vegetable Science Principles, and ASP312X Vegetable Production Practices.
Pasture Management - ASP211T
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 8
Module presented in English
Purpose: Natural and planted pastures: the importance of natural and planted pastures in livestock production; plant ecology and grazing concepts; production characteristics of the main grazing areas of South Africa; principles of veld management; principles of planted pasture management; the animal factor in veld management; the importance of grasses and legume mixed pastures.
Adult Education and Extension - CX6003A
Under Graduate Degree Year module NQF level: 6 Credits: 8
Module presented in English
Purpose: To enable the student to involve adults in the learning process in non-formal education programmes, adapt and apply the learning process according to needs and demands of the specific community and programme. The application of teaching and learning strategies suitable for use in the development and design of non-formal programmes for different target groups.
Land Use Planning - SSW203J
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 8
Module presented in English
Purpose: The needs and objectives of land use planning; private and public land; rural and urban land; land title deed; land use planning methods; agricultural land use planning; land reform (land restitution and redistribution).
Pasture Science I - PAS111A
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: Plant communities; growth and production of the grass plant; grass land management; pasture establishment; selection of pastures; management systems.
Zootechnology II - ZTG1502
Under Graduate Degree,Diploma Semester module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Co-requisite: PAH1501 , PAH1502 & ZTG1501
Purpose: This module forms part of the Diploma in Animal Health. The students who complete this module will be able to describe the role of animal health technicians in South Africa and, as a step towards fulfilling this role, they will be able to treat and prevent routine veterinary ailments and some common veterinary emergencies. In addition, they will have the necessary skills to manage a poultry unit, a piggery, horses, game, and aquatic farms. This range of skills is essential for running an effective animal production operation, which will in turn serve to support the important sector of agriculture on a large and small scale, and will therefore contribute to the development of a sustainable food supply in Southern Africa.
Crops Practical - AGR308C
Under Graduate Degree Year module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: Practical contact sessions are held in April and August based on: ASP3165 (Food and Fodder Crop Production).
Vegetable Science Principles - ASP212U
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: Horticulture industry; classification of crops; plant propagation; construction of greenhouses; principles of horticultural management; marketing of produce; glossary.
Food Behaviour - FO5501M
Under Graduate Degree Year module NQF level: 6 Credits: 8
Module presented in English
Purpose: To enable students to use an ecosystem framework to study environmental, cultural, socio-economic and psychological influences as determinants of food behaviour and change, to use an ecosystem framework to analyse food behaviour and food patterns, to compare development of food behaviour in different contexts and its importance in accommodating indigenous knowledge and changing food patterns in the past and present.
Animal Production IV - ANP411A
Baccalareus Technologiae Degree Year module NQF level: 7 Credits: 36
Module presented in English Module presented online
Purpose: In-depth study of one or more animal production systems; writing and presentation of a recent production and management guide for a specific animal section; a complete case study of a animal production unit with identification of accountable economic practices; a critical evaluation of research publications on animal production and the writing of a seminar.
Pasture and Nutrition: AH - PNH1501
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Co-requisite: PAH1501 (or XAH1501) & PAH1502 (or XAH1502)
Purpose: Pasture management: ecological principles; veldtypes of Southern Africa; characteristics of veldtypes; feeding habits and selective feeding; dividing of veld into homogenous ecological units; principles of pasture management; principles of the resting of veld; invasive plants; planted pastures. Nutrition: chemical composition of feeds; energy and protein standards of feeds; digestion of feeds; nutritional requirements of farm animals; classification and nutritional values of feeds; feeding of various groups of animals.
Agricultural Economics - AEA271V
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 24
Module presented in English
Purpose: The module is intended for students who aspire to become Agricultural economists, Project managers, researchers, efficient farmers, lecturers and facilitators in the field of Agribusiness
Agricultural Production Techniques II - AGT201A
Diploma Year module NQF level: 6 Credits: 20
Module presented in English,Afrikaans
Purpose: (Work-integrated learning: No formal examination. Complete prescribed projects).
Weed Management - ASP213V
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: Definition, problems and advantages of weeds; classification of weeds; biology of weeds; weed management (control, prevention and eradication); Weed control methods; mechanical weed control methods; chemical control method with herbicides; biological control method.
Food Security - FO5502N
Under Graduate Degree Year module NQF level: 6 Credits: 8
Module presented in English
Purpose: To enable students to develop the ability use an ecosystem framework to understand food security on national level, to study household food security on the meso- and micro-level: availability, accessibility and utilization of food by households and communities, the food systems in different communities, the factors interacting in allocating and managing household resources to promote healthy eating patterns and promote nutritional health.
Designing a Project - CP7001W
Under Graduate Degree Year module NQF level: 7 Credits: 16
Module presented in English
Purpose: To enable the student to develop competence in designing a project and preset a project proposal: apply knowledge on needs assessment, planning and implementation, monitoring and assessment; apply community learning as process in a small group community; plan the project in agriculture, food and nutrition or income generation considering indigenous knowledge and appropriate technology transfer; provide for monitoring and evaluation of the project.
Beginners Practical Course (Kwazulu Natal) - PRA003K
Diploma Year module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: This module is intended for learners who are in the field of agricultural production management in both crop and animal husbandry. It will be useful for those who have acquired theoretical knowledge in this field so as to help them practically implement what they have already learnt in theory.
Community Extension Practice - AEX1602
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: The following scope and context apply to the whole module: Communication theories, concepts, principles and strategies that are discussed in this module are generic, but would be applied to various fields such as agriculture (plant and animal science, agricultural economics, agricultural extension and animal health), community nutrition, food security and community development/ facilitation for participatory development and decision making in various countries.
Agricultural Marketing and Management - AME2019
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 8
Module presented in English
Purpose: Introduction to the agribusiness system; the unique characteristics of agricultural products; marketing functions and costs; marketing environment and price analysis in agriculture; supply and demand analysis; marketing plan and strategies for agricultural commodities; and market analysis.
Crop Physiology - ASP214W
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 8
Module presented in English
Purpose: Growth, development and differentiation, water relations, mineral nutrient uptake, photo morphogenesis and physiology of flowering, temperature and other factors. Hormones and plant growth regulators and factors that causes stress to plant and how plant adapts to such stress
Indigenous Cuisine - FO5503P
Under Graduate Degree Year module NQF level: 6 Credits: 8
Module presented in English
Purpose: To enable students to appreciate the indigenous food and cuisine traditions and lifestyles, as well as food preferences of the various cultures in South Africa; develop nutritionally balanced menus/on eating patterns typical to a region or cultural group as part of a food security and a nutrition project/programme; identify the influence of environmental factors and cultures in the development of the traditional cuisines in SA.
Community Project - CP7002X
Under Graduate Degree Year module NQF level: 7 Credits: 16
Module presented in English
Purpose: To enable the student to develop competence in implementing a project or assessing a project based on a project proposal: visits projects and report back on each phase of the process; apply community learning process in a small community; assess the acknowledgement of indigenous knowledge and appropriate technology transfer. It includes applying monitoring and evaluation principles; report back on each phase for group assessment and guidance.
Agricultural Engineering I - AGE111A
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: Soil protection; irrigation; land utilization practices; tractors and implements; calibration of spraying equipment; surveying; animal housing; stock-watering troughs.
Beginners Practical Course (Northern Province) - PRA003N
Diploma Year module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: This module is intended for learners who are in the field of agricultural production management in both crop and animal husbandry. It will be useful for those who have acquired theoretical knowledge in this field so as to help them practically implement what they have already learnt in theory.
Agricultural Management II - AGM211A
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: AGM111A
Purpose: The module is intended to introduce students to management information and decision-making environment; decision making and planning under conditions of risk and uncertainty; agricultural marketing; processing.
Financial Analysis and Budgets - AME202A
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 8
Module presented in English
Purpose: Introduction to financial management in agriculture; farm management and agricultural finance; farm management information; analysis and interpretation of farm financial statements; risk and farm planning; budgets and budgeting.
Practical Food Security and Behaviour - FO55P5Y
Under Graduate Degree Year module NQF level: 6 Credits: 8
Module presented in English
Purpose: To enable students to gather data on food practices and food preparation techniques and interpretation thereof as influenced by the environment and its influence on nutritional value (data on storing, measuring techniques, cooking methods, developing and interpreting recipes and experiments applied to red meat, poultry and fish, vegetables, fruits and plant products, egg and milk product, cereals and flour mixtures, indigenous foods, processed, preserved and value-added food.
Food Preservation - FO6001A
Under Graduate Degree Year module NQF level: 7 Credits: 8
Module presented in English
Purpose: To enable the student to apply the most applicable food preservation principles and techniques, prevent spoilage whilst retaining the quality characteristics of the food optimally. It includes food storage after harvesting, causes of food spoilage, preservation, advantages of food preservation, (focus on low technology), preservation equipment, suitable packaging materials, sanitation and hygiene.
Applied Science Practical - AGR101U
Under Graduate Degree Year module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: This is a practical module intended for undergraduate students in Animal Science and those who are concerned with the structure of the animal body and physiological functions that are associated with growth, development, reproduction, production and quality of meat, milk, eggs and fibre. It is aimed at training undergraduate students in practical animal physiology to be able to identify animal body parts, tissues and organs and to associate animal body parts, tissues and organs with specific physiological functions. Students credited with this module will be able to identify animal body parts, tissues and organs; and to describe specific physiological functions of animal body parts, tissues and organs.
Advanced Practical Course (Free State) - PRA004F
Diploma Year module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: To equip students studying towards the National Diploma in Agricultural Management with practical experience in agricultural management.
Agricultural Practice III - AGP301A
Diploma Year module NQF level: 6 Credits: 20
Module presented in English,Afrikaans
Purpose: (Work-integrated learning: No formal examination. Complete prescribed projects).
Developing Agriculture Production - AME203B
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 8
Module presented in English
Purpose: The evolution of the agricultural sector in South Africa; the role of agriculture in development; development theories and applications; transformation and policies; food security and rural land reform.
Vegetable Science Practices - ASP312X
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: Vegetable crops and growing areas in South Africa; their origin, distribution, use and characteristic; methods of cultivation, planting, protection, harvesting, processing and storage.
Agricultural Production Management II - GPM201A
Diploma Year module NQF level: 6 Credits: 20
Module presented in English,Afrikaans
Purpose: Work-integrated learning: No formal examination. Complete prescribed projects
Food Processing - FO6005E
Under Graduate Degree Year module NQF level: 7 Credits: 8
Module presented in English
Purpose: To enable the student to add value using small scale food treatment processes whilst maintaining the nutritional value, to increase shelf-life and making food available throughout the year; reasons for processing, the effect on nutritional and eating quality of foods, scientific principles involved in food processing, small scale processing of agricultural products (using a production line). It includes planning of small scale processing plants, legal aspects, budgeting, marketing, food promotion, quality and financial control.
Practical Agriculture Ip - AGR102V
Under Graduate Degree Year module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: Practical contact sessions are held in April and August based on: ASP101N Bio-resource ecology.
Advanced Practical Course (Northern Province) - PRA004N
Diploma Year module NQF level: 5 Credits: 24
Module presented in English
Purpose: To equip students studying towards the National Diploma in Agricultural Management with practical experience in agricultural management.
Practical Animal Science - AGR201X
Under Graduate Degree Year module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: Practical contact sessions are held in April and August based on: ASA101L Animal Breeding, and ASA202Q Animal Breeding
Animal Production II - ANP211A
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 16
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: ANP111A
Purpose: Breeding; herd management; management of risk; economic principles.
Plant Pests and Diseases - ASP313Y
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 8
Module presented in English
Purpose: Nature of plant pests and the distribution of plant diseases; causes of plant ailments, classify the causes of plant losses or ailments, plant protection approaches for the control and management of losses.
Laboratory Diagnostics: AH I - LDI2601
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: This module forms part of the National Diploma in Animal Health. . Students who have completed this module will have acquired a solid foundation in the procedures and methods related to laboratory diagnostics. Learners will be able to delineate their role as animal health technicians in laboratory diagnostics, as well as the role of state veterinary laboratories in animal health. Learners will gain specific knowledge and skills in laboratory diagnostic procedures and will be able to apply these skills in the field of animal health.
Food Preservation (Practical) - FO60P2J
Under Graduate Degree Year module NQF level: 7 Credits: 4
Module presented in English
Purpose: To enable the student to apply the most applicable food preservation techniques (FO 6001-A).
Introduction to Agricultural Economics [Theory and Practice] - AME1501
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: The module is part of the 4-year Bachelor of Science in Agriculture (Agricultural Economics option). It is intended for Agricultural Economists, researchers, trainers and facilitators in the field of agriculture. It will be useful for students who want to pursue agricultural economics or farming as a career. Students accredited with this module are able to: define the concept of "The economic problem" and relate it to the agricultural production situation, describe the four factors of production, explain the problem of consumer choice in the market, understand and apply the concepts of supply and demand on the market and how the government intervenes in the market, describe input/output relationships in production economics and understand market structures that exist in the economy.
Plant Production I - PTP111A
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 5 Credits: 16
Module presented in English
Purpose: Plant morphology; plant physiology; introduction to pest control.
Practical Crop and Plant Science - AGR202Y
Under Graduate Degree Year module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: Practical contact sessions are held in April and August based on: ASP212U Vegetable Science Principles, and ASP214W Crop Physiology.
Animal Production III - ANP311A
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 24
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: ANP211A
Purpose: Milk production; meat production; fibre production; stud breeding.
Fruit Production I - ASP3143
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 8
Module presented in English
Purpose: Principles of fruit production; tropical and subtropical fruit; fruit quality and safety of perishable products and legislation governing food safety and quality.
Pharmacology and Toxicology: AH I - PHT2601
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Co-requisite: AND2601 & AND2602
Purpose: Pharmacology: Introduction to pharmacology: definition of medication, absorption distribution and metabolism of drugs, routs of administering drugs (oral and parenteral), factors influencing the above mentioned, withdrawal period; medications used in animals, handling and storage of drugs; knowledge of: antibiotics, antibacterials, hormones, antihistamines, vitamins, counterirritants, emollients, vaccines, antisera, fungicides, insecticides, anthelminthics, disinfectants, immobilizations, anaesthetics, antidotes and antiseptics. Toxicology: Study of the effect and treatment of diseases caused by toxic products such as: arsenic, lead, urea, salt, strychnine, cyanide, mecury, chlorinated hydrocarbons, organophosphates, herbicides, rodenticides and poisonous plants, minerals and fungi.
Food Processing (Practical) - FO60P6N
Under Graduate Degree Year module NQF level: 7 Credits: 4
Module presented in English
Purpose: To enable the student to apply the most applicable techniques and skills in food processing, plan a small scale processing plant for agricultural products, and value-adding (FO5005E).
Animal Production I - ANP111A
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 5 Credits: 16
Module presented in English
Purpose: Introduction; resource utilization; feeding.
Agricultural Meteorology and Ecozones - SSW101D
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 5 Credits: 8
Module presented in English
Purpose: The Ecosystem; Eco-Dynamics; the role of Humans in the Ecosystem; the environment as a resource; environmental degradation and resource management.
Practical Pasture and Plant Science - AGR2033
Under Graduate Degree Year module NQF level: 6 Credits: 6
Module presented in English
Purpose: Practical contact sessions are held in April and August based on: ASP211T Pasture Management.
Veld Rehabilitation - ASP311W
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 8
Module presented in English
Purpose: The importance of natural pastures or the veld in livestock production; plant ecology and grazing concepts; production characteristics of the main grazing areas of South Africa; principles of veld management; veld condition assessment methods; the animal factor in veld management.
Advanced Physiology - ASA201P
Honours Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 8
Module presented in English
Purpose: Spermatogenesis, zoogenesis and female sexual cycle; species differences; hormonal control of sexual functions; semen collection, evaluation, dilution and conservation of semen; artificial insemination; collection of ova and in-vitro fertilisation; collection, conservation and transfer of embryos; handling of apparatus and practical insemination.
Fruit Production II - ASP3154
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 8
Module presented in English
Purpose: Fruit production practices: production of tropical and subtropical fruit; post-harvest biology and physiology of perishable products and production practices; pre harvest practices affecting quality of perishable products; post-harvest handling of perishables (Harvesting, packaging, cooling, storage and transportation); post harvest pathology and management of decays and control of post-harvest insects on perishable products.
Pharmacology and Toxicology: AH II - PHT2602
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Co-requisite: PHT2601
Purpose: Pharmacology: Introduction to pharmacology: definition of medication, absorption distribution and metabolism of drugs, routs of administering drugs (oral and parenteral), factors influencing the above mentioned, withdrawal period; medications used in animals, handling and storage of drugs; knowledge of: antibiotics, antibacterials, hormones, antihistamines, vitamins, counterirritants, emollients, vaccines, antisera, fungicides, insecticides, anthelminthics, disinfectants, immobilizations, anaesthetics, antidotes and antiseptics. Toxicology: Study of the effect and treatment of diseases caused by toxic products such as: arsenic, lead, urea, salt, strychnine, cyanide, mecury, chlorinated hydrocarbons, organophosphates, herbicides, rodenticides and poisonous plants, minerals and fungi.
Strategic Management in Non-Profit Organisations - PM7005A
Under Graduate Degree Year module NQF level: 7 Credits: 8
Module presented in English
Purpose: To enable the student to identify areas of management of the non-profit organisation (including government). Develop a strategic plan for implementation using different techniques, but focus on the logical framework approach. Programme and project management in a specific environment. It includes gender planning, objective orientated planning as related to the policies and specialization fields.
Animal Physiology - ASA101L
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 5 Credits: 8
Module presented in English
Purpose: The structure and functions of body systems: A description of how different units of the body are composed to form functional systems; organs and systems in animals; structures of animal cells and their functions; the movement processes through cell membranes; the different types of body tissues; characteristics, locations, and functions of different types of body tissues; location and functions of different structures of the skeletal system; muscle tissue; nervous system; endocrine system; cardiovascular system; respiratory systems; excretory system; male and female reproductive system; digestive system; and the role of enzymes in the digestive system.
Soil Chemistry - SSW102E
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 5 Credits: 8
Module presented in English
Purpose: Chemical principles; charge origin; chemical equilibriums; manifestations of absorption; ion exchange; acidic and saline soils; organic fraction of soil; and chemistry of macro and micro plant nutrients.
Practical Weeds, Soil and Water - AGR2044
Under Graduate Degree Year module NQF level: 6 Credits: 6
Module presented in English
Purpose: Practical contact sessions are held in April and August based on: ASP213V Weed Management, SSW201G Irrigation and Water Management, and SSW202H Soil Fertility and Plant Nutrition.
Animal Breeding - ASA202Q
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 8
Module presented in English
Purpose: Breed and specie differences and the influence on breed classification; the influence of chromosomal aberrations; phenotypic expression of genes and gene-interaction in farm animals; single gene, major genes and poly genes; variation of traits of economical importance; use of genetic variation; estimation of breeding value and family indices.
Food and Fodder Crops - ASP3165
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: Nature of field crops and growing areas in South Africa; crop origin, distribution, use and characteristic, methods of cultivation, planting, protection, harvesting, processing and storage; fodder crops production and utilisation in South Africa.
Plant Production II - PTP211A
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 16
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: PTP111A
Purpose: Plant pathology; entomology; identification and control.
Resource Allocation and Participation - PM7006B
Under Graduate Degree Year module NQF level: 7 Credits: 8
Module presented in English
Purpose: To enable the student to apply various methods for gathering data and display data. The use conventional and participatory approaches, methods and techniques, situation analysis and assessment methods suitable for the assessment of needs, demands, economic status, resources and competencies, as well as comparison with situation analysis by outsiders.
Animal Nutrition 1 - ASA102M
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: Students who achieve the outcomes of this module will be able to identify, describe and discuss basic animal nutrition concepts, technologies and strategies for efficient livestock production for sustainable food security and the development of the local livestock industry. The module will be useful to animal scientists, livestock managers, agricultural scientists and farmers who are interested in livestock nutrition and feed management. The module is aimed at training animal scientists, and livestock managers to identify select and apply correct livestock feeding systems for more efficient livestock production.
Pedology and Soil Classification - SSW103F
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 5 Credits: 8
Module presented in English
Purpose: Ecological Functions of Soil: medium for plant growth, regulation of water supply, recycling wastes, habitat for organisms, mediate air and water quality; Soil Formation: soil forming factors e.g. parent material and topography, horizon development and soil horizons and soil profiles; Soil texture, Structure and Colour: soil colour, soil porosity, soil structure and soil texture; Soil Classification: soil classification and interpretation, soil mapping, individual classification systems; Mineralogy: inorganic constituents of soil, primary and secondary minerals, identification of minerals and properties and products of weathering.
Pig Practical - AGR3014
Under Graduate Degree Year module NQF level: 6 Credits: 6
Module presented in English
Purpose: Practical contact sessions are held in April and August based on: ASA302T Pig Production.
Poultry Production - ASA301S
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: The origin and domestication of poultry; the structure and function of poultry body systems; poultry breeds and breeding strategies; poultry nutrition and feeding methods; poultry management; poultry housing; poultry marketing.
Computer Applications (Agriculture II) - CAA211A
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: EUC131T or EUC1501 & EUP1501
Purpose: Advanced electronic spread sheets; linear programming; application of agricultural programmes.
Plant Production III - PTP311A
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 24
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: PTP211A
Purpose: Horticulture; horticultural crops; grain crops.
Monitoring and Evaluation - PM7007C
Under Graduate Degree Year module NQF level: 7 Credits: 8
Module presented in English
Purpose: To enable the student to apply different approaches and methodologies to monitor and evaluate agricultural, nutrition and health, SMME, housing and local government programmes. It includes the use of databases whilst assuring quality, performance and sustainability.
Livestock Production Systems - ASA103N
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: Animal agriculture in perspective; basic nomenclature in animal production; livestock breeds in South Africa; South African livestock industry; livestock production potential of a region; the production environment; animal production systems; animal products.