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Stress Physiology (ANSC90003)

Graduate courseworkPoints: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeANSC90003
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

Formerly BIOL90022

The aim of this subject is to enable students to undertake advanced study in the area of stress physiology in domestic and companion animals. The major focus will be on the interaction between physiological state and the environment and the consequences for animal performance and production. Specific emphasis will be on developing skills in monitoring physiological stress and being able to manage the environment for improved animal performance and production.

The content will cover contemporary issues related to physiological and metabolic adaptations in response to stress during growth, pregnancy and lactation and will include physical, psychological and nutritional factors; energy and water balance and thermoregulation; and management of the environment including aspects of housing.

Intended learning outcomes

The objectives of this subject are to:

  • Evaluate the major interactions between physiological state and the environment
  • Identify and develop skills and techniques in monitoring stress responses

Generic skills

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

  • Academic excellence
  • Greater in-depth understanding of scientific disciplines of stress physiology

The study will develop:

  • Critical thinking and analysis
  • 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