Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2015.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2015:August, Parkville - Taught online/distance.
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:
Approximately 320 hours.
Admission to the Master of Avian Health and Medicine.
Completion of the following subject with a result of at least 65.
Study Period Commencement:
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||
Current and practical experience working in the poultry industry and understanding of avian pathology and relevant serology and microbiology.
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|Core Participation Requirements:||
CoordinatorProf Amir Noormohammadi
For any agroindustry to be successful, consumers must be able to trust that industry as 'the custodian of food safety'. This subject focuses on food-borne pathogens associated with poultry. An appreciation of food-borne pathogens associated with poultry and standards for their control is central. Principles of Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) systems and their application and implementation in food safety programs in the poultry meat and egg sectors will be studied. This unit will also help students become familiar with import risk assessment, gain knowledge in basic economic concept and marketing of poultry industry, and international trade issues associated with the importation/exportation of poultry products.
Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
Assessment is carried out at the end of each month. Student progress is monitored through class exercises and case studies. The final examination is a three-hour written and online exam held in weeks 16 and 17.
Students will be required to arrange an appropriate venue (e.g. a nearby university) to sit this assessment under supervised examination conditions.
The breakdown of assessment is:
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Students will be provided with excerpts that are required reading.
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
|Links to further information:||http://www.vet.unimelb.edu.au/futurestudents/avianhealth.html|
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.
Master of Avian Health & Medicine |
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