Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2010.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2010:Semester 1, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 71 hours of lectures, practical classes, seminars and computer laboratory. |
Total Time Commitment: Estimated total time commitment 99 hours (minimum).
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||Nil|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||Nil|
|Core Participation Requirements:||
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CoordinatorDr Stuart Barber
Topics include animal production systems including aquatic animals; principles and practices of feeding domestic animals and fish; animal behaviour in relation to management, housing, handling and restraint of individual animals; and codes of practice for the management, housing, transport, health, welfare and care of dogs, cats, cattle and horses. Introduction to public health, food safety, biosecurity, risk management and prevention of bioterrorism associated with animals and animal products.
At the end of the sequence Animal Health, Management & Welfare 1A and Animal Health, Management & Welfare 1B students completing these subjects should:
A 2-hour written examination at the end of semester (70%) and one 30-minute computer based or written assessment (10%) during the semester, computer based quizzes associated with practical classes during semester (10%) and indicated in the teaching timetable available at the commencement of the semester. Written assignments in Veterinary Public Health to be prepared as electronic portfolios and submitted online (10%) and indicated in the teaching timetable available at the commencement of the semester. Participation in practical exercises is compulsory.
Students must complete one week of training in animal handling (sheep, cattle, horses & pigs) and occupational health and safety during their vacation period in summer or winter, prior to completion of 250-107. This training is provided at an external venue at a cost of approximately $800. Completion of no less than eight weeks of experience in animal handling, care and management during the vacations of the first and second years is required before the end-of-year examination in second year. Six weeks of the work must be carried out on approved farms or animal enterprises, two weeks at urban animal or wildlife shelters and a report of no more than four pages must be completed for each period of practical work.
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
At the end of the sequence Animal Health, Management & Welfare 1A and Animal Health, Management & Welfare 1B students completing these subjects should be:
Bachelor of Veterinary Science(PV) |
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