Principles of Production Animal Health 1

Subject VETS20017 (2014)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2014.

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 2 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject is not offered in 2014.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 3 hours lectures, 2 hours workshops / practicals, total 60 contact hours
Total Time Commitment:

Approximately 120 hours


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Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

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 may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support:

Subject Overview:

This subject introduces students to the major factors influencing the health of production animals. Students will learn the principles of disease, with a focus on non-infectious diseases. Students should develop an understanding of how management factors can influence the development of disease in production animals, and how the type of production system can alter the risk of disease.

Learning Outcomes:

On completion of this subject, students should be able to:

  • Describe the different factors that can cause disease in production animals
  • Understand the multi-factorial nature of disease
  • Describe how management practices contribute to the risk of disease and to optimising the health of production animals
  • Describe the major non-infectious causes of disease in production animal species
  • Short assessments based on case studies/workshops/practicals. Submitted online and due during the semester (20%)
  • A 1-hour written examination held mid-semester (30%)
  • A 2-hour written examination in the examination period (50%)
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Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

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Generic Skills:

Students should develop generic skills in:

  • Working effectively in small groups
  • Problem solving
  • Critical assessment and assimilation of new knowledge in order to apply their skills to solve problems in a ‘real-world’ context
  • Accessing information and discerning the quality and relevance of that information
Related Majors/Minors/Specialisations: Production Animal Health

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