Animal Metabolism & Nutrition

Subject DASC90005 (2013)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2013.

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject is not offered in 2013.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 24 hours of lectures and 24 hours of practical class (4 hours per week)
Total Time Commitment: Not available

Eligibility for honours or postgraduate degree



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Core Participation Requirements:

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

Phone: 13 MELB (13 6352)

Subject Overview:

The subject will examine the interrelationships between nutrient supply, release, absorption and post-absorptive effects. The major areas of interest will focus on energy and protein partitioning at a cellular, tissue, organ and whole body level. The subject will also introduce and evaluate proteomics and metabolomic systems as a method to evaluate nutrient partition.

The aims of this subject are to develop an in depth understanding of the inter-relationships between nutrient supply, release, absorption and post-absorptive effect by integration of laboratory and field practicals with theory based in lectures. Computer aided learning and modelling exercises will be also be used.


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Written work (literature review and lab practicals) totalling 5000 words (75% of final mark) – by week 10, one 30 minute seminar with 10 mins open discussion based on lab practicals followed by a 10 minute closed oral examination (25% of total marks) – week 12

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Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
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Related Majors/Minors/Specialisations: Honours Program - Animal Science and Management

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