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VETS20014 Foundations of Animal Health 1 introduces students to the major determinants of health in domestic animals. Using case studies drawing on a range of domestic and exotic animals species and both Australian and international contexts, the roles of animal environments, nutrition, toxins and the scientific approach to managing the health of animals will be investigated.
Students should develop an understanding of management systems appropriate for optimising the management and health of domestic animal populations.
Intended learning outcomes
Students successfully completing this course should develop a broad appreciation of the determinants of health in populations of animals, and the role of management practices in optimising the health of animal populations.
Upon completion of this subject students should
- Have a broad knowledge of science across a range of fields, with an in-depth understanding in one scientific discipline
- Understand the scientific method, and the history and evolution of scientific concepts
- Be intellectually curious and apply a rigorous, critical and logical approach to enquiry
- Be able to communicate their ideas effectively in both written and verbal formats to both specialists and non-specialists
- Reach a high level of achievement in writing, generic research activities, problem-solving and communication
Last updated: 29 October 2019