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VETS90060 Applications in Animal Health A and VETS90061 Applications in Animal Health B provide students with a comprehensive introduction to the principles of animal health in individual animals and in populations of animals. Each of the six determinants of health (genetics, environment, nutrition, welfare, infectious disease and exposure to toxic agents) is explored with reference to authentic case studies. Appreciation of the multifactorial nature of health determination is then developed as students apply their understanding to cases that require integration of multiple principles in the analysis of animal health issues. Through industry-based placements as well as case-based syndicate work, students apply their understanding of animal health principles to the examination and analysis of animal production industries of importance both within Australia and internationally.
Intended learning outcomes
On completion of VETS90060 Applications in Animal Health A and VETS90061 Applications in Animal Health B, students should be able to:
- Describe the role of genetics, environment, nutrition, welfare, infectious disease and exposure to toxic agents in determining the health of individual animals or populations of animals
- Demonstrate the ability to evaluate animal production systems with reference to the complex interplay of multiple determinants of health
- Apply an understanding of the principal determinants of animal health in reflective and critical analysis of personal industry based experiences
- Describe the interdependence of animal health and productivity in animal production industries
Students should be able to:
- Examine critically, synthesise and evaluate knowledge across a broad range of disciplines
- Expand their analytical and cognitive skills through learning experiences in diverse subjects
- Be able to seek solutions to problems through the application of knowledge, the ability to initiate and integrate new ideas, an appreciation of the broad picture of science, and an understanding of the importance and application of scientific method
- Demonstrate empathy and concern for animals and people
- Be aware of the global society and be equipped to contribute to it
Last updated: 29 April 2020