ANIMAL NUTRITION

AGR2AN

2020

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.

SchoolLife Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorMarkandeya Jois

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites(CHE1GEN OR CHE1CHF OR CHE1BAS) AND (BIO1PS OR BIO1APM OR BIO1AD OR BIO1EEB OR BIO1GEN OR BIO1OF OR BIO1MGC)

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

Animal Nutrition

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorMcDonald, P, Edwards, RA, Greenhalgh, JFD, and Morgan, CA

Year2011

Edition/Volume7TH EDN

PublisherPRENTICE-HALL

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Animal Nutrition Science

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorMcL Dryden, G

Year2008

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherCAB INTERNATIONAL

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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. Formulate diets for a range of animals in captivity including animals of agricultural importance, pets and captive wild animals.
02. Evaluate the diets of these animals and prepare advice to farmers and other clients on how to correct for any deficiencies or excess of nutrients supplied from the diets; explain the scientific basis of such advice.
03. Access and evaluate evidence from a range of sources including original research articles to support nutritional recommendations.
04. Analyse experimental data and communicate the results to a variety of audience including professional bodies and the public.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2020, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMarkandeya Jois

Class requirements

Computer Laboratory Week: 15 - 18
One 3.00 h computer laboratory other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 15 to week 18 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/Workshop Week: 10 - 22
One 1.00 h lecture/workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Lectorial"

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 10 - 22
One 3.50 h unscheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.
"On-line activities equivalent to 3.5 hours per week"

WorkShop Week: 10 - 22
One 3.00 h workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Compulsory Workshop"

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
Ten on-line concept check quizzes due before the lecture and workshop Concept checks are formative assessment.N/AN/AN/ANonull SILO1, SILO2, SILO3
Eight exercise sheets completed during the workshops (90-words, total 720) Worksheets are formative assessmentN/AN/AN/ANo17 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4
Written consultant report for a fictional client (900-words) Focused on feed analysis and evaluationN/AN/AN/ANo18 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4
End of semester written examination - 2 hours (2,000-words equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3
One team poster presentation (500-words equivalent, per student) On comparative digestive physiology and nutrient flow in animalsN/AN/AN/ANo15 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3