Advanced Animal Management Systems

Subject DASC40001 (2015)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2015.

Credit Points: 12.5
Level: 4 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject is not offered in 2015.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: One tutorial per week. Self-paced learning with supervision
Total Time Commitment:

170 hours

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
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:


Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Science
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.

Learning Outcomes:

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 2000 words (each worth 50% of final marks).

Prescribed Texts:


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.

Q Fever

Students enrolling in this subject are advised that some courses of study may put them at an increased risk of contracting Q Fever. Q Fever is a relatively common preventable condition which, while rarely fatal, can cause a severe acute illness and can result in damage to heart valves and chronic fatigue. It is recommended that students consider undertaking screening and vaccination for Q Fever prior to commencement of study. Students may be required to provide proof of vaccination prior to undertaking some coursework. Your course coordinator will advise you of this requirement prior to commencement of the study semester. Vaccine costs for students are not covered by the Pharmaceutical Benefit Scheme, Medicare, or by the University. Some students with full private medical coverage (which has hospital and ancillary cover) may receive partial re-imbursement for vaccine costs.

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