Animal Science and Nutrition

Subject 208-263 (2008)

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Credit Points: 12.500
Level: Undergraduate
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2008:

Semester 1, - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: Thirty-six hours of lectures and 36 hours of practicals/tutorials
Total Time Commitment: Not available
Prerequisites: 202-154 Introductory Biology for Land and Food
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support:


Subject Overview:

The subject provides students with a sound knowledge base for decision making in relation to the management of health, nutrition and breeding programs and covers the production of high quality animal products through the use of specialised intensive and semi-intensive systems. The subject will focus on ruminant species but students will be given the opportunity to develop knowledge of other farmed species.

The subject is divided into five main areas:

  • animal products: factors influencing quality of meat, wool, dairy products;

  • reproduction: enhancement of fertility and challenges to fertility in modern production systems;

  • nutrition: systems for matching feeds to animal requirements, ration formulation, intensive feeding systems;

  • health and welfare: prevention and control programs at farm and national levels; cost of disease; and

  • animal improvement: economically important traits and their inheritance; breeding programs; genetic modification in animal production.

Assessment: One or more mid-semester assignments totalling 2000 words (totalling 40% of final marks); 3-hour end-of-semester examination (60% of final marks).
Prescribed Texts: None
Recommended Texts:

Information Not Available

Breadth Options: This subject is a level 2 or level 3 subject and is not available to new generation degree students as a breadth option in 2008.
This subject or an equivalent will be available as breadth in the future.
Breadth subjects are currently being developed and these existing subject details can be used as guide to the type of options that might be available.
2009 subjects to be offered as breadth will be finalised before re-enrolment for 2009 starts in early October.
Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:

Information Not Available

Related Course(s): Associate Degree in Agriculture
Bachelor of Agriculture
Bachelor of Agriculture
Bachelor of Agriculture

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