ANIMAL NUTRITION

AGR2AN

2021

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(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

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

Learning resources

Animal Nutrition Science

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorMcL Dryden, G

Year2008

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherCAB INTERNATIONAL

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Animal Nutrition

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

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

Year2011

Edition/Volume7TH EDN

PublisherPRENTICE-HALL

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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), 2021, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMarkandeya Jois

Class requirements

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.
Lectorial

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.
Compulsory Workshop

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Ten on-line concept check quizzes due before the lecture and workshop. Concept checks are formative assessment.

N/AQuizzesIndividualNo10 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Eight exercise sheets completed during the workshops (90-words, total 720). Worksheets are formative assessment

N/AOtherIndividualNo17 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Written consultant report for a fictional client (900-words). Focused on feed analysis and evaluation

N/AReportIndividualNo18 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

End of semester written examination - 2 hours (2,000-words equivalent)

N/ACentral examIndividualNo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

One team poster presentation (500-words equivalent, per student). On comparative digestive physiology and nutrient flow in animals

N/AOral presentationGroupNo15 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3