Advanced Animal Management Systems

Subject DASC40001 (2011)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2011.

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 4 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2011:

Semester 1, 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: One tutorial per week. Self-paced learning with supervision
Total Time Commitment: Not available
Prerequisites: 208207 Animal Management and Production and 208303 Animal production Systems or equivalent
Corequisites: N/A
Recommended Background Knowledge: N/A
Non Allowed Subjects: N/A
Core Participation Requirements:

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:


Ms Iona Macleod


Melbourne School of Land & Environment Student Centre
Ground Floor, Land & Food Resources (building 142)

Phone: 13 MELB (13 6352)

Subject Overview:

The aim of the subject is to develop student skills in critically analysing scientific information on particular animal science issues, and in applying that information to practical problems or issues related to the care and management of domestic livestock, companion animals, or zoo animals/wildlife.

The subject will be built around two major 'generic' animal science topics. For each topic area, a number of focused questions will be posed which arise from the learning material. Students will then select one of these questions for their assignment work, which culminates in submission of a written report for assessment. As far as possible, questions will be posed that relate to domestic livestock, companion animals, or zoo animals/wildlife so that students can follow their particular interest with regard to these broad categories.

Objectives: At the conclusion of this subject students should have:
  • advanced skills in analysing and critically appraising scientific information and applying this information to practical animal management issues and problems;
  • developed skills in presenting scientifically-based arguments around the solution of practical problems in animal care or management, or for the exploitation of new opportunities to improve animal care, management or production;
  • greater breadth of understanding of core scientific concepts, principles and information underpinning specified topic areas.

Two written assignments of 2500 words (each worth 50% of final marks).

Prescribed Texts: None
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:

Information Not Available


This subject may involve the use of animals. Students should be aware that this is an essential part of the course and exemption from this component is not possible.

Related Course(s): Bachelor of Animal Science and Management with Honours
Master of Animal Science
Postgraduate Diploma in Animal Science and Management

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