Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2010.
|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2010:August, Parkville - Taught online/distance.
This subject is delivered on-line.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: Estimated time commitment of 20-25 hours per week |
Total Time Commitment: Not available
Study Period Commencement:
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||
Current and practical experience working in the poultry industry and understanding of avian pathology and relevant serology and microbiology.
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
|Core Participation Requirements:||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 will impact on their academic performance are encouraged to discuss this matter with the Subject Coordinator and the Disability Liaison Unit.|
CoordinatorAssoc Prof Amir Noormohammadi
Research and Graduate Studies Manager
Faculty of Veterinary Science
University of Melbourne
Victoria 3010 Australia
+61 3 8344 0357
For any agroindustry to be successful, consumers must be able to trust that industry as 'the custodian of food safety'. Unit 4 of the Master of Avian Health and Medicine focuses on food-borne pathogens associated with poultry. An appreciation of food-borne pathogens associated with poultry and standards for their control is central to Unit 4. Principles of Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) systems and their application and implementation in food safety programs in the poultry meat and egg sectors will be studied. This unit will also help students become familiar with import risk assessment, gain knowledge in basic economic concept and marketing of poultry industry, and international trade issues associated with the importation/exportation of poultry products.
Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
Assessment is carried out at the end of each month. Student progress is monitored through class exercises and case studies. The final examination is a three-hour written and online exam held in weeks 16 and 17. You will be required to identify a University near you where you can be supervised when sitting the exam.
Monthly assessment tests (25%)
Class Participation (5%)
Final Examination (60%)
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
Students in the Postgraduate Certificate in Avian Health should:
|Notes:||Reliable internet access with at least a medium speed connection and a personal computer are essential for undertaking the Avian Health Online program. The content is accessed through your web browser. Microsoft Office™ and Adobe Acrobat Reader or equivalent software packages are necessary for assessment tasks, assignments and some class exercises.|
Master of Avian Health & Medicine |
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