Foundations of Animal Health 2

Subject VETS20015 (2010)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2010.

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

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2010:

Semester 2, Parkville - 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: 72 Hours
Total Time Commitment: An estimated total time commitment of 120 hours
Prerequisites: Students must have previously studied:
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Corequisites: Nil
Recommended Background Knowledge: Nil
Non Allowed Subjects: Nil
Core Participation Requirements: Prospective students are advised to familiarise themselves with the Faculty's Academic Requirements Statement and information about Students Experiencing Disability


Dr Stuart Barber


Subject Overview: Foundations of Animal Health 2 expands on the understandings developed in Foundations of Animal Health 1, to consider the principles of animal health management at the flock or herd level, and the manner in which the health of a population of animals impacts on productivity. A case study approach will introduce students to established management practices of the major animal production industries of Australia, and will reinforce understandings of the role of welfare, genetics, nutrition, housing and infectious disease control in the maintenance of health populations of animals.
Objectives: Students successfully completing this course should develop a broad appreciation of the importance of sound management practices in the maintenance of healthy populations of animals, and the role of veterinary and animal scientists in ensuring the health of populations of animals.

A 2-hour end-of-semester examination (80%), four intra-semester computer-based quizzes each of approximately 30 minutes’ duration and undertaken during class time (20%).

Prescribed Texts: None
Recommended Texts: Reading list prepared by the Subject Co-ordinator.
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:
  • understand the scientific method, and the history and evolution of scientific concepts
  • have a broad knowledge of science across a range of fields, with an in-depth understanding in one scientific discipline
  • be intellectually curious and apply a rigorous, critical and logical approach to enquiry
  • be able to communicate their ideas effectively in both written and verbal formats to both specialists and non-specialists
  • reach a high level of achievement in writing, generic research activities, problem-solving and communication
Related Course(s): Bachelor of Science
Related Majors/Minors/Specialisations: Animal Disease Biotechnology
Animal Health and Disease
Veterinary Bioscience

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