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Nutrition and Feed Science (ANSC90002)

Graduate courseworkPoints: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeANSC90002
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

Formerly BIOL90021

The subject examines the applications of new technologies in processing and analysis of feeds for a range of animal species. The subject will introduce empirical, mechanistic and telemetric models to evaluate animal performance under different dietary regimes. Furthermore, the implications of feed composition and evaluation on mechanistic modelling of nutrient uptake and utilisation by the animal will be assessed. The modelling procedures will also be used to evaluate wastage of C and N in animal production systems with special emphasis on the losses of C as methane and N as ammonia and nitrous oxides.

Intended learning outcomes

The objectives of this subject are to:

  • Develop an awareness of empirical, mechanistic and telemetric methods of modelling animal systems
  • Be able to formulate diets for a variety of livestock using a feed formulation package
  • Characterize the impacts of different feed composition on animal performance
  • Evaluate G x E interactions of livestock and feeds
  • Develop an awareness of greenhouse gas emission sources and potential feed-based mitigation strategies

Generic skills

On completion of this subject, students should have developed the following generic skills:

  • Academic excellence
  • A greater in-depth understanding of scientific disciplines of animal nutrition
  • The study will develop critical thinking and analysis; and problem solving
  • Flexibility and level of transferable skills should be enhanced though improved ability to communicate ideas effectively in both written and verbal formats

Last updated: 11 November 2018