ANIMAL ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY

SCI1AAP

2020

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject provides an overview of anatomy and biological processes that underpin growth, production and reproduction in the major agricultural animal species. Knowledge of animal physiology will be used to help you develop an understanding of a number of techniques used to enhance production and breeding stock. Applied animal genetics, environmental factors and animal welfare issues will also be introduced in an integrated approach and their impact on animal performance and production explored. You will also investigate nutrition in ruminant and monogastric animals and the physiological processes necessary for production of meat, wool and milk. You will apply their knowledge and understanding of animal behaviour theory to improve animal performance, handling and safety during a range of practical workshops.

SchoolLife Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorPenelope Smith

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Admission into SBATE

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsThis subject will run subject to sufficient enrolments

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

Anatomy and physiology of domestic animals

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorAkers, R & Denbow, D

Year2008

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PublisherBLACKWELL PUBLISHING, IOWA, USA

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Humane livestock handling - understanding livestock behaviour and building facilities for healthier animals

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorGrandin, T, Deesing, M

Year2008

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherSTOREY PUBLISHING, USA

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Animal nutrition

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorMcDonald, P, Edwards, R, Greenhalgh, J & Morgan, C

Year2011

Edition/Volume7TH EDN

PublisherPEARSON EDUCATION, UPPER SADDLE RIVER, NJ.

ISBNN/A

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Saunders comprehensive veterinary dictionary

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorStuddert, V, Blood, D & Gay, C

Year2012

Edition/Volume4TH EDN

PublisherSAUNDERS, EDINBURGH

ISBNN/A

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Spurgeon's color atlas of large animal anatomy the essentials

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorMcCracken, O, Kainer, R & Spurgeon, T

Year2006

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherBLACKWELL PUBLISHING, IOWA

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Anatomy and physiology of farm animals

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorFrandson, R, Wilke, W 7 Fails, A

Year2009

Edition/Volume7TH EDN

PublisherWILEY BLACKWELL, BALTIMORE, MD

ISBNN/A

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Functional anatomy and physiology of domestic animals

Resource TypePrescribed

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorReece, WO

Year2009

Edition/Volume4TH EDN

PublisherWILEY BLACKWELL, AMES IA

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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. Explain the functional anatomy and physiology of selected production animal species
02. Analyse production animal health, welfare, behaviour and environmental issues from a physiological perspective
03. Explain how ruminant and monogastric animals obtain and utilise nutrients for production
04. Explain physiological processes involved in production of muscle, fibre and milk for human consumption
05. Explain the physiological principles of reproduction and its management in selected production animal species
06. Present ideas in a format suitable for a professional audience

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Epping (Melbourne Polytechnic), 2020, Summer 2 , Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorPenelope Smith

Class requirements

Laboratory Class Week: 2 - 7
Two 2.00 h laboratory class per week on weekdays during the day from week 2 to week 7 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Classes will run on 2 days /week"

Lecture Week: 2 - 7
Two 2.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 2 to week 7 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Classes will run on 2 days /week"

WorkShop Week: 2 - 7
Two 1.00 h workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 2 to week 7 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Classes will run on 2 days /week"

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
Case Study (2,000-words) A case study which analyses production animal health, welfare, behaviour and environmental issues from a physiological perspectiveN/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO2, SILO6
Oral presentation (15 mins + 5 mins questions, 1,000-words equivalent total) An oral presentation on an aspect of production animal anatomy and physiologyN/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO1, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6
Two tests (1,000-words equivalent total) 15% each, 2 x 30 minute online tests, 500 word equivalent eachN/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO1, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5