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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2009:Semester 2, - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: Twenty-four lectures; six hours tutorials; 18 hours practical work to be undertaken at Parkville and Werribee |
Total Time Commitment: Not available
|Prerequisites:||202-103 Biology for Land and Food Resources or 650-141 Biology of Cells and Organisms; 208-202 Animal Physiology.|
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
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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
CoordinatorMs Tina Chamberlain
|Subject Overview:|| |
The aim of this subject is to give students of animal science and management the fundamentals of applied reproductive biology and to develop the skills necessary for the management of reproductive performance of domestic animals. The content includes comparative structure and function of male and female reproductive organs; endocrinology and neuro-endocrinology of reproductive cycles; mating, fertilisation, pregnancy, parturition and lactation; environmental control of reproduction, nutrition-reproduction interactions, seasonality, and stress and behaviour; use of exogenous hormones to manipulate reproduction; reproductive biotechnologies including embryo transfer; and manipulating male reproduction.
On completion of this subject students should:
|Assessment:||One problem-based learning project with assessment (15% of final marks), laboratory work, worksheets and up to three written practical report of not more than 1000 words each (35%), one written essay or short-answer style examination of up to 3 hours (50% of final marks).|
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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:|| |
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This subject involves the use of animals. Students should be aware that this is an essential part of the subject and exemption from this component is not possible.
Credit cannot be gained for 208-325 and any of 654-314 (pre 2005), 654-324 and 654-304.
Bachelor of Animal Science and Management |
Graduate Diploma in Agricultural Science
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