Animal Science and Nutrition

Subject 208-263 (2009)

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Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 2 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2009:

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

202-154 Introductory Biology for Land and Food

Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements: Students undertaking this subject will be expected to regularly access an internet-enabled computer


Dr Sarah Chaplin
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.

Objectives: This subject will provide students with a sound knowledge base for decision making in relation to the management of health, nutrition and breeding programs

Three written reports (60%); a 2-hour end-of-semester examination (40%)

Prescribed Texts: None
Recommended Texts:

Information Not Available

Breadth Options:

This subject potentially can be taken as a breadth subject component for the following courses:

You should visit learn more about breadth subjects and read the breadth requirements for your degree, and should discuss your choice with your student adviser, before deciding on your subjects.

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

On completion of this subject students should have:

  • capacity to articulate knowledge and understanding in oral and written presentations and to allow informed dialogue with individuals and groups from industry, government and the community
Related Course(s): Associate Degree in Agriculture
Bachelor of Agriculture
Bachelor of Agriculture

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