Avian Health Online: Research Project

Subject VETS60003 (2012)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2012.

Credit Points: 25
Level: 6 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2012:

August, Parkville - Taught online/distance.
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

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 hours per week
Total Time Commitment: Not available

Students must be admitted to the Master of Avian Health and Medicine and have successfully completed the following prerequisites in order to be eligible for this subject:

Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:


Recommended Background Knowledge:

Current and practical experience working in the poultry industry

Non Allowed Subjects:


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.


Assoc Prof Amir Noormohammadi


Faculty of Veterinary Science

University of Melbourne

Victoria, 3010

T: +61 (0)3 8344 7357

W: http://www.vet.unimelb.edu.au/futurestudents/avianhealth.html

E: vet-info@unimelb.edu.au

Subject Overview:

This subject requires students to prepare a 10,000 word research dissertation based on contemporary scientific and technical issues in a poultry health or production topic of their choice. Ideally, topics should relate to activities undertaken by the student in his or her workplace. In preparing the dissertation, students will appreciate how to conduct research and/or critically read and review scientific literature and prepare a scientific paper in an internationally accepted format.


Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:

  • Develop a balanced understanding of how best to appreciate and use as professional resources the different types of scientific and technical literature;
  • Acquire techniques and analytical abilities to enable preparation of a valid scientific research dissertation on a poultry health or production issue of your choice;
  • Develop the ability to critically read and review scientific literature;
  • Enhance personal communication and presentation skills; and
  • Prepare effective presentations for varying types of audiences.

Examination of the 10,000-word research dissertation (100%)

Prescribed Texts:

Students will conduct a literature review as part of their research project.

Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

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

Students in the Master of Avian Health and Medicine should:

  • Possess medium- to high-level computing skills;
  • Apply critical and analytical skills to the identification and resolution of problems;
  • Communicate effectively; and
  • Have good time management skills.

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.

Related Course(s): Master of Avian Health & Medicine

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