Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2010.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2010:Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 2 lectures (2 x I h per week); 1 tutorial (I h) and a three hour practical (weekly) |
Total Time Commitment: 72 hours in a total contact time of 120 hours
A physiology subject at 200 level such as:
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|Non Allowed Subjects:||N/A|
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For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry. The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the disability support scheme can be found at the Disability Liaison Unit website: http://www.services.unimelb.edu.au/disability/
CoordinatorDr Ian Bland
Phone: 8344 8841
MSLE Student Centre
Phone: 8344 0276
|Subject Overview:||Effective management of animals requires an appreciation of the context in which management of animals is carried out. This context may be predominantly social, environmental or commercial, but in every case, scientific knowledge must be informed by understanding of individual and societal goals to solve practical problems in the care of animals. This is the domain of systems analysis and thinking. Students will carry out up to 6 case study analyses during the semester, each of which is based on a real world problem or opportunity, and aligns the scientific with the social. Case study analysis will require students to clearly identify the problem to be solved, analyze options for solving the problems and meeting goals, and communicate their findings to the ‘client’. Case study visits are supplemented by lectures and tutorials that develop the theory and practice of systems analysis and thinking. The subject is designed to enable students to work effectively with the owners and managers of animals in bringing about improvements in the way animals are cared for and managed.|
On completion of this subject, students should have gained:
|Assessment:||Six case study reports, each of 1500-2000 words and worth 15-20% of total marks due throughout the Semester (every two weeks)|
|Prescribed Texts:||Information Not Available|
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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|
Bachelor of Science |
Animal Behaviour and Welfare |
Animal Disease Biotechnology
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