932011 Journal club animal husbandry

Semester hours
Lecturer (assistant)
Gutmann, Anke
Division of Livestock Sciences (NUWI)
Offered in
Wintersemester 2017/18
Languages of instruction
Deutsch, Englisch


In our Journal Club we discuss recent scientific articles relevant for the field of livestock sciences. Students are encouraged to suggest own topics e.g. concerning their own future master projects.
We critically focus on
- deriving research questions from the current research status,
- adequate research designs and methods for specific research questions,
- presentation of methods and results,
- and interpretation of research results as well as drawn conclusions.
Further this lecture imparts methods and strategies concerning systematic literature search, encourages reflexive, critical and effective reading and excerpting skills, as well as ideas for archiving.

Previous knowledge expected

the journal club adresses advanced students (master and doctoral studies)

Objective (expected results of study and acquired competences)

Students are able to critically analyse scientific publications. They improved their reading skills, their theoretical and methodological knowledge in the field of lifestock sciences, and their writing skills by a solid understanding of the structure of scientific articles.
They are able to systematically search for relevant literature with the help of search engines, and they can effectively excerpt and the main aspects of publications. They developed ideas how to create a systematic archive of literature searches and excerpts. They improved their understanding of how to create research questions out of the current research state, and of adequate research designs for specific research questions. They improved their knowledge about (im-)possible interpretations of research results, and about conclusions that may (not) be drawn.
You can find more details like the schedule or information about exams on the course-page in BOKUonline.