ANIMAL NUTRITION

AGR2AN

2015

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. Explain the roles of dietary essential and non-essential nutrients in cells and the physiological responses in animals to various nutrients

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.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline-specific GCs (Discipline-specific GCs)
Writing (Writing)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)

02. Investigate and discuss factors that influence differences among species in their requirements for nutrients

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.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Writing (Writing)
Quantitative Literacy/ Numeracy (Quantitative Literacy/ Numeracy)
Discipline-specific GCs (Discipline-specific GCs)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)

03. Explain, in a range of animal species, what the effects of deficiencies or excesses of essential nutrients will have on their cellular and physiological functions and on their well being. Research and discuss methods to prevent and control deficiencies or excesses of nutrients in animals.

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.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Writing (Writing)
Discipline-specific GCs (Discipline-specific GCs)
Quantitative Literacy/ Numeracy (Quantitative Literacy/ Numeracy)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)

04. Investigate and explain the role that the digestive tract and digestive physiology of a range of animals species has on their abilities to digest foods and absorb nutrients.

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.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Writing (Writing)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Discipline-specific GCs (Discipline-specific GCs)
Quantitative Literacy/ Numeracy (Quantitative Literacy/ Numeracy)

05. Investigate and explain the complex interrelationships of nutrient supply and utilisation in animals including - rumen function and production in ruminant 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 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.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Quantitative Literacy/ Numeracy (Quantitative Literacy/ Numeracy)
Discipline-specific GCs (Discipline-specific GCs)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Writing (Writing)

06. Apply introductory principles of feed formulation.

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.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline-specific GCs (Discipline-specific GCs)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Quantitative Literacy/ Numeracy (Quantitative Literacy/ Numeracy)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)

07. Research, analyse and evaluate scientific information and communicate this in a clear and professional way in written form.

Activities:
Students will measure and analyse energy expenditure in a companion or production animal and discuss their findings in a report. Detailed guidelines and assessment criteria will be available to the students and information on how to access and evaluate scientific information will be discussed during the workshops.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing (Writing)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Discipline-specific GCs (Discipline-specific GCs)

08. Demonstrate ethical use of animals during laboratory/practical classes and be able to describe the principles that apply when using animals for experimentation.

Activities:
On-line resources (readings, videos), activities and quizzes have to be completed 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. Privileges, responsibilities and regulations when using animals in laboratory/practical classes is discussed with students before such laboratory/practical classes and their conduct and compliance is monitored during such classes
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Ethical Awareness (Ethical Awareness)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Albury-Wodonga, 2015, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMarkandeya Jois

Class requirements

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

WorkShop Week: 31 - 43
One 3.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Compulsory Workshop"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
On-line quizzes30 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
On-line and in-class assignments50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08
Practical assignment (group and individual) equivalent to total of approx 2000 words)20 02, 03, 04, 05, 07, 08

Bendigo, 2015, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMarkandeya Jois

Class requirements

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

WorkShop Week: 31 - 43
One 3.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Compulsory Workshop"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
On-line quizzes30 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
On-line and in-class assignments50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08
Practical assignment (group and individual) equivalent to total of approx 2000 words)20 02, 03, 04, 05, 07, 08

Melbourne, 2015, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMarkandeya Jois

Class requirements

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

WorkShop Week: 31 - 43
One 3.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Compulsory Workshop"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
On-line quizzes30 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
On-line and in-class assignments50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08
Practical assignment (group and individual) equivalent to total of approx 2000 words)20 02, 03, 04, 05, 07, 08