Credit points: 15

Subject outline

The essential dietary nutrients are chemically and functionally very diverse and in this subject, AGR2AN:animal nutrition, we will provide an introduction and overview of the fundamental scientific principles through which animal nutrition is studied and we will demonstrate these principles through examples using production animals and companion animals and birds. 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.

FacultyFaculty of Science, Tech & Engineering

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorTheresa Frankel

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 subjects AGR3ANN

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Learning resources


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

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2014, Semester 2, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorTheresa Frankel

Class requirements

Laboratory Class Week: 31 - 43
One 3.0 hours laboratory class per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
Three 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Online activities"


Assessment elementComments%
Four on-line case study activities - assignments and quizzes20
One 1-hour practical examination10
One 2 hour theory examination50
Practical assignments (group and individual) equivalent to total of approx 2000 words)Hurdle requirement: Must participate in 80% of practical classes.20