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Foundations of Animal Health 2 (VETS20015)

Undergraduate level 2Points: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelUndergraduate Level 2
Subject codeVETS20015
Semester 2
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

VETS20015 Foundations of Animal Health 2 adds to the understandings developed in VETS20014 Foundations of Animal Health 1, to consider the principles of animal welfare and its management, the genetic basis of animal health and performance and the fundamental principles of infectious disease control.

A case study approach will introduce students to established health and welfare management practices of companion and production animals in Australia, and will reinforce understandings of the role of welfare, genetics, nutrition, housing and infectious disease control in the maintenance of health populations of animals.

Intended learning outcomes

Students successfully completing this course should develop a broad appreciation of the importance of sound management practices in the maintenance of healthy populations of animals, and the role of veterinary and animal scientists in ensuring the health of populations of animals.

Generic skills

Upon completion of this subject student should:

  • Understand the scientific method, and the history and evolution of scientific concepts
  • Have a broad knowledge of science across a range of fields, with an in-depth understanding in one scientific discipline
  • 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: 3 April 2019