CASE STUDIES IN ANIMAL SCIENCE

AGR3CSA

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, you will participate in a series of animal science case studies where they will work in teams and act as advisers to clients/industry/research representatives on how best to manage their animal or agricultural business. You will access and evaluate relevant information from local and global case studies and research, and develop their recommendations for the client in the case study, for a series of problems areas.

SchoolLife Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorDilhani Premaratna

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesAGR2AN AND AGR3AH

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsAGR3CS

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/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. Critically analyse complex animal production issues affecting sustainability and profitability.
02. Synthesise information from multiple sources to address animal and plant problems in managed production systems
03. Work in teams to propose solutions drawing on relevant local and global case studies and research.
04. Write consultant reports and manual that recommend appropriate management strategies based on analysis of animal production problems and risks.

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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-ordinatorDilhani Premaratna

Class requirements

Problem Based LearningWeek: 30 - 42
Two 2.00 h problem based learning per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.
Problem-solving sessions

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Worksheets x 3 (equiv. to 250 words each).  Students discuss the case study scenarios in groups and then complete a worksheet as a group for each of the three case study modules.

N/AOtherGroupNo15 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Beef and sheep consultant's report (equiv. to 900 words).  The students will prepare this report individually at the end of the beef and sheep case study module.

N/AReportIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO4

Dairy consultants report (equiv. to 900 words).  The students will prepare this report individually at the end of the dairy case study module.

N/AReportIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO4

Farm biosecurity manual (equiv. to 1950 words).  The students will prepare this manual individually at the end of the animal biosecurity study module.

N/AOtherIndividualNo45 SILO1, SILO2, SILO4