Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2016: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:||
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: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/disability
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 concepts and marketing of the 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 approximately Week 16 or 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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