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) in which you will analyse agricultural issues like sustainability, climate and environment, and sustainable cropping and grazing systems.

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

Learning resources

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

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

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

Year2009

Edition/Volume2ND EDN

PublisherOXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS, MELBOURNE

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

An Introduction to Zoo Biology and Management.

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorFor students taking the animal option: Rees PA

Year2011

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherWILEY-BLACKWELL, CHICHESTER.

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Zoo Animals. Behaviour, Management, and Welfare.

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

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

Year2009

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherOXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS, OXFORD.

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Introduction to Animal Science.

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorPond WG & Pond KR

Year2000

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherJOHN WILEY & SONS, INC.

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

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

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorDamron WS

Year2009

Edition/Volume4TH ED

PublisherPRENTICE HALL

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Scientific Farm Animal Production. An Introduction to Animal Science

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorField TG & Taylor RE

Year2012

Edition/Volume10TH ED

PublisherPRENTICE HALL

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

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-ordinatorAleicia Holland

Class requirements

Computer LaboratoryWeek: 10 - 22
One 4.00 hours computer laboratory per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Field TripWeek: 10 - 22
One 4.00 hours field trip per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Laboratory ClassWeek: 10 - 22
Two 4.00 hours laboratory class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.
Wet labs

Lecture/WorkshopWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 hours lecture/workshop per week on weekdays 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/AQuizzesIndividualNo50 SILO1, SILO2

Online study exercises (400-words equivalent)

N/AOtherIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO2

Two practical/application quizzes (400-words equivalent)

N/AQuizzesIndividualNo12 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Three written assignments (1,200-words equivalent)

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo18 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Bendigo, 2021, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSabine Wilkens

Class requirements

Computer LaboratoryWeek: 10 - 22
One 4.00 hours computer laboratory per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Field TripWeek: 10 - 22
One 4.00 hours field trip per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Laboratory ClassWeek: 10 - 22
Two 4.00 hours laboratory class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.
Wet labs

Lecture/WorkshopWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 hours lecture/workshop per week on weekdays 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/AQuizzesIndividualNo50 SILO1, SILO2

Online study exercises (400-words equivalent)

N/AOtherIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO2

Two practical/application quizzes (400-words equivalent)

N/AQuizzesIndividualNo12 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Three written assignments (1,200-words equivalent)

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo18 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorDilhani Premaratna

Class requirements

Computer LaboratoryWeek: 10 - 22
One 4.00 hours computer laboratory per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Field TripWeek: 10 - 22
One 4.00 hours field trip per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Laboratory ClassWeek: 10 - 22
Two 4.00 hours laboratory class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.
Wet labs

Lecture/WorkshopWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 hours lecture/workshop per week on weekdays 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/AQuizzesIndividualNo50 SILO1, SILO2

Online study exercises (400-words equivalent)

N/AOtherIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO2

Two practical/application quizzes (400-words equivalent)

N/AQuizzesIndividualNo12 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Three written assignments (1,200-words equivalent)

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo18 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Mildura, 2021, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorDilhani Premaratna

Class requirements

Computer LaboratoryWeek: 10 - 22
One 4.00 hours computer laboratory per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Field TripWeek: 10 - 22
One 4.00 hours field trip per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Laboratory ClassWeek: 10 - 22
Two 4.00 hours laboratory class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Lecture/WorkshopWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 hours lecture/workshop per week on weekdays 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/AQuizzesIndividualNo50 SILO1, SILO2

Online study exercises (400-words equivalent)

N/AOtherIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO2

Two practical/application quizzes (400-words equivalent)

N/AQuizzesIndividualNo12 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Three written assignments (1,200-words equivalent)

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo18 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Shepparton, 2021, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorDilhani Premaratna

Class requirements

Computer LaboratoryWeek: 10 - 22
One 4.00 hours computer laboratory per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Field TripWeek: 10 - 22
One 4.00 hours field trip per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Laboratory ClassWeek: 10 - 22
Two 4.00 hours laboratory class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Lecture/WorkshopWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 hours lecture/workshop per week on weekdays 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/AQuizzesIndividualNo50 SILO1, SILO2

Online study exercises (400-words equivalent)

N/AOtherIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO2

Two practical/application quizzes (400-words equivalent)

N/AQuizzesIndividualNo12 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Three written assignments (1,200-words equivalent)

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo18 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3