ANIMAL NUTRITION

AGR2AN

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

The essential dietary nutrients are chemically and functionally very diverse and in this subject we will provide an introduction and overview of the fundamental scientific principles through which animal nutrition is studied.  We will demonstrate these principles through examples using production animals, companion animals and captive wild animals. The links between nutrition and biochemical and physiological functions will also be drawn in order to illustrate the interrelating aspects of nutrition with other life sciences.

SchoolSchool of Life Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorMarkandeya Jois

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites One of CHE1BAS, CHE1CHF or CHE1GEN. And any first year biology (BIO1) subject.

Co-requisites AGR2BAA or BCH2MBC or other subjects at the coordinator's discretion

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsAnimal NutritionRecommendedMcDonald, P, Edwards, RA, Greenhalgh, JFD, and Morgan, CA7TH EDN, PRENTICE-HALL, 2011
ReadingsAnimal Nutrition ScienceRecommendedMcL Dryden, G 2008CAB INTERNATIONAL

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Formulate diets for a range of animals in captivity including animals of agricultural importance, pets and captive wild animals.

Activities:
Students go through on-line resources (readings, videos) and activities and complete quizzes before attending the workshop sessions. Concepts will be reinforced in workshops through case studies, group discussions and exercises.

02. Evaluate the diets of these animals and prepare advice to farmers and other clients on how to correct for any deficiencies or excess of nutrients supplied from the diets; explain the scientific basis of such advice.

Activities:
Students go through on-line resources (readings, videos) and activities and complete quizzes before attending the workshop sessions. Concepts will be reinforced in workshops through case studies, group discussions and exercises. Students will measure and analyse energy expenditure in a companion or production animal and discuss their findings in a report.

03. Access and evaluate evidence from a range of sources including original research articles.

Activities:
On Students go through on-line resources (readings, videos) and activities and complete quizzes before attending the workshop sessions. Concepts will be reinforced in workshops through mini-case studies, group discussions and exercises. Students will measure and analyse energy expenditure in a companion or production animal and discuss their findings in a report.

04. Analyse experimental data and communicate the results to a variety of audience including professional bodies and the public.

Activities:
Students go through on-line resources (readings, videos) and activities and complete quizzes before attending the workshop sessions. Concepts will be reinforced in workshops through mini-case studies, group discussions and exercises. Students will measure and analyse energy expenditure in a companion or production animal and discuss their findings in a report.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMarkandeya Jois

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 31 - 43
One 3.5 hours unscheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.
"On-line activities equivalent to 3.5 hours per week"

WorkShop Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Compulsory Workshop"

Lecture/Workshop Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours lecture/workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Compulsory Workshop Should be after the workshops"

WorkShop Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"compulsory workshop should follow the 2 hr workshop"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
On-line and in-class assignments (total 1960-word equivalent)Ten online concept checks 15% (100 words each), twelve in-class assignments during the workshops 15% (80 words each)30 01, 02, 03, 04
Practical assignment on feed analysis and evaluation (500-word equivalent)One written report10 01, 02, 03, 04
In-class quizzes (total 900-word equivalent)Three in-class quizzes: Quiz one 10%, Quiz two 15%, Quiz three 15%)40 01, 02, 03, 04
One major assignment on nutrient flow in animals (1000-word equivalent)Initial rough draft (5%), Poster presentation (15%) and Oral presentation (5%)20 01, 02, 03, 04