Special Studies in Animal Science

Subject 208-408 (2008)

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Credit Points: 12.500
Level: Undergraduate
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2008:

, - 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: Two tutorials per week (year-long). Self-paced learning with supervision
Total Time Commitment: Not available
Prerequisites: At least 50 points towards a defined focus area of study and admission to honours year.
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: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/disability


Dr Ian Bland
Subject Overview:

The objective of this subject is to provide the student, under supervision, to investigate a selected topic and gain further special knowledge in a discipline field of animal science, for example physiology, nutrition, behaviour, molecular biology.

Available topics will be posted during Semester 2 of the preceding year.

On completion of this subject students should have:

  • in-depth knowledge of a specific contemporary topic in animal science;

  • the ability to analyse and report on the topic in a manner appropriate to the methodology developed; and

  • an advanced capability for development of processes for acquisition, management, analysis, integration and interpretation of data and information.

Assessment: Written work totalling 5000 words (75% of final marks), one 30-minute seminar with 10 minutes open discussion followed by 10-minute closed oral examination (25% of final marks).
Prescribed Texts: None
Recommended Texts:

Information Not Available

Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:

Information Not Available

Related Course(s): Bachelor of Animal Science and Management with Honours

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