Credit points: 30

Subject outline

In this subject students will participate in a series of case studies. They will work in teams and act as advisers to clients/industry representatives on how best to manage their animal or agricultural business for clients. Students will develop skills in accessing relevant information and in a range of teamwork and communication activities, as they develop their recommendations for a series of problem areas, for the client in the case study.

FacultyFaculty of Science, Tech & Engineering

Credit points30

Subject Co-ordinatorPeter Sale

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites (ZOO2AP or ZOO2APH) and (AGR3AH or AGR3ANI) and (AGR2AN or AGR3ANN)


Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

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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-ordinatorPeter Sale

Class requirements

Problem Based Learning Week: 31 - 43
Three 1.0 hours problem based learning per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Problem-solving sessions"

Field Trip Week: 31 - 43
Three 1.0 days field trip per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Three full-day field trips (one per case study)."


Assessment elementComments%
24 x short problem-solving written assessments (in class, at the end of problem-solving sessions)30
Individual contribution to online discussion forums (posting scores)10
Online quizzes (on readings and session preparation)30
Three consultant reports (one per case study scenario) (1200 words each)30