Credit points: 15
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.
Subject Co-ordinatorMarkandeya Jois
Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG
Available as ElectiveNo
Prerequisites(CHE1CHF OR CHE1GEN OR CHE1BAS) AND (BIO1APM OR BIO1PS OR BIO1OF OR BIO1MGC OR BIO1GEN OR BIO1EEB OR BIO1AD)
One of CHE1BAS or CHE1CHF or CHE1GEN And any first year biology (BIO1) subject
Quota Management StrategyN/A
Quota-conditions or rulesN/A
Minimum credit point requirementN/A
Animal Nutrition Science
AuthorMcL Dryden, G
AuthorMcDonald, P, Edwards, RA, Greenhalgh, JFD, and Morgan, CA
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
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Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 2, Blended
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMarkandeya Jois
Computer LaboratoryWeek: 36 - 39
One 3.00 hours computer laboratory other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 36 to week 39 and delivered via face-to-face.
50 students from each workshop spend time analysing data in the computer laboratory (each of the four weeks)
Lecture/WorkshopWeek: 31 - 43
One 1.00 hour lecture/workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 31 - 43
One 3.50 hours unscheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.
On-line activities equivalent to 3.5 hours per week
WorkShopWeek: 31 - 43
One 3.00 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
Ten on-line concept check quizzes due before the lecture and workshop. Concept checks are formative assessment.
|Quizzes||Individual||No||10||SILO1, SILO2, SILO3|
Eight exercise sheets completed during the workshops (90-words, total 720). Worksheets are formative assessment
|Other||Individual||No||17||SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4|
Written consultant report for a fictional client (900-words). Focused on feed analysis and evaluation
|Report||Individual||No||18||SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4|
End of semester written examination - 2 hours (2,000-words equivalent)
|Central exam||Individual||No||50||SILO1, SILO2, SILO3|
One team poster presentation (500-words equivalent, per student). On comparative digestive physiology and nutrient flow in animals
|Oral presentation||Group||No||15||SILO1, SILO2, SILO3|