Special Studies in Animal Science

Subject DASC40003 (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:

Year Long, 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

Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
Time Commitment: Contact Hours: One tutorial per week (year-long). Self-paced learning with supervision
Total Time Commitment: Not available
Prerequisites: Admission to honours year.
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: http://www.services.unimelb.edu.au/disability/


Dr Ian Bland


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

Phone: 13 MELB (13 6352)
Email: 13MELB@unimelb.edu.au

Subject Overview:

The objective of this subject is to provide the student, under supervision, to investigate a selected topic and gain further special knowledge in a discipline field of animal science, for example physiology, nutrition, behaviour, molecular biology.

On completion of this subject students should have:

  • in-depth knowledge of a specific contemporary topic in animal science;

  • the ability to analyse and report on the topic in a manner appropriate to the methodology developed; and

  • an advanced capability for development of processes for acquisition, management, analysis, integration and interpretation of data and information.


To refine and enhance the ability of the student to understand, critique and communicate scientific concepts.


[Written work totaling 5000 words including a journal article critique (20% of final marks), a literature review 60% of final marks) and a lay article (20% of final marks).]

Prescribed Texts: Information Not Available
Recommended Texts:

Information Not Available

Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

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

Information Not Available

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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