INTRODUCTION TO ANIMAL AND AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES

AGR1AAS

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In the first part of this subject you will be introduced to key concepts in animal science, including animal breeding, biotechnology, nutrition, growth, reproduction, lactation and animal welfare, and major global issues such as food security and environmental impacts of animal agriculture through flip teaching (weeks 1 - 7). You will then follow a more applied module (weeks 8-12), which varies according to the course you are enrolled in. Students taking the Agriculture Option will analyse agricultural issues like sustainability, climate and environment, and sustainable cropping and grazing systems. Students taking the Animal Option will research issues related to companion animals, laboratory animals, zoo animals and wildlife management.

SchoolLife Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorDilhani Premaratna

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsAGR1SYS OR AGR1ANS

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

Scientific Farm Animal Production. An Introduction to Animal Science

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorField TG & Taylor RE

Year2012

Edition/Volume10TH ED

PublisherPRENTICE HALL

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An Introduction to Zoo Biology and Management.

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorFor students taking the animal option: Rees PA

Year2011

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherWILEY-BLACKWELL, CHICHESTER.

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Introduction to Animal Science.

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorPond WG & Pond KR

Year2000

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherJOHN WILEY & SONS, INC.

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Zoo Animals. Behaviour, Management, and Welfare.

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorFor students taking the animal option only: Hosey G, Melfi V & Pankhurst S

Year2009

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherOXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS, OXFORD.

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Introduction to Animal Science. Global, Biological, Social, and Industry Perspectives

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorDamron WS

Year2009

Edition/Volume4TH ED

PublisherPRENTICE HALL

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For students taking the agriculture option: Agriculture in Australia. An Introduction

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorFor students taking the agriculture option: Malcolm B, Sale P, Leury B and Barlow S

Year2009

Edition/Volume2ND EDN

PublisherOXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS, MELBOURNE

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Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Describe and explain basic concepts in animal and agricultural sciences and apply this knowledge to real-world problems in Australian or global agricultural/animal industries.
02. Appraise issues associated with animal and/or agricultural production systems, including welfare issues, environmental issues, and food security.
03. Effectively communicate scientific information in a written format to a variety of audiences.

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Albury-Wodonga, 2021, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorDilhani Premaratna

Class requirements

Computer LaboratoryWeek: 17 - 17
One 4.00 h computer laboratory per study period on weekdays during the day from week 17 to week 17 and delivered via face-to-face.

Laboratory ClassWeek: 11 - 12
Two 4.00 h laboratory class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 11 to week 12 and delivered via face-to-face.
Wet lab

Lecture/WorkshopWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h lecture/workshop other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Lecture/WorkshopWeek: 18 - 21
One 2.00 h lecture/workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 18 to week 21 and delivered via face-to-face.

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 10 - 22
Three 1.00 h unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
Five online theory quizzes (2,000-words equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO1, SILO2
Online study exercises (400-words equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO1, SILO2
Two practical/application quizzes (400-words equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3
Three written assignments (1,200-words equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Bendigo, 2021, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSabine Wilkens

Class requirements

Laboratory ClassWeek: 10 - 22
One 4.00 h laboratory class per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Lecture/WorkshopWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h lecture/workshop other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Lecture/WorkshopWeek: 18 - 21
One 2.00 h lecture/workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 18 to week 21 and delivered via face-to-face.

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 10 - 22
Three 1.00 h unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
Five online theory quizzes (2,000-words equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO1, SILO2
Online study exercises (400-words equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO1, SILO2
Two practical/application quizzes (400-words equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3
Three written assignments (1,200-words equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorDilhani Premaratna

Class requirements

Laboratory ClassWeek: 10 - 22
One 4.00 h laboratory class per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
Animal Option: wet labs and computer exercise

Lecture/WorkshopWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h lecture/workshop other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Lecture/WorkshopWeek: 18 - 21
One 2.00 h lecture/workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 18 to week 21 and delivered via face-to-face.

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 10 - 22
Three 1.00 h unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

WorkShopWeek: 10 - 22
Two 2.00 h workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
Agriculture Option: Prograze

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
Five online theory quizzes (2,000-words equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO1, SILO2
Online study exercises (400-words equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO1, SILO2
Two practical/application quizzes (400-words equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3
Three written assignments (1,200-words equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Mildura, 2021, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorDilhani Premaratna

Class requirements

Lecture/WorkshopWeek: 10 - 22
One 3.00 h lecture/workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Problem Based LearningWeek: 10 - 22
One 4.00 h problem based learning per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 10 - 22
Three 1.00 h unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
Five online theory quizzes (2,000-words equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO1, SILO2
Online study exercises (400-words equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO1, SILO2
Two practical/application quizzes (400-words equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3
Three written assignments (1,200-words equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Shepparton, 2021, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorDilhani Premaratna

Class requirements

Lecture/WorkshopWeek: 10 - 22
One 3.00 h lecture/workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Problem Based LearningWeek: 10 - 22
One 4.00 h problem based learning per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 10 - 22
Three 1.00 h unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
Five online theory quizzes (2,000-words equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO1, SILO2
Online study exercises (400-words equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO1, SILO2
Two practical/application quizzes (400-words equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3
Three written assignments (1,200-words equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3